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The Omen

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    Rather unpredictably I found this somewhat inferior to the original. Its also 99.9% the same, even down to the dialogue.

    Rather heavy-handed direction too - they manage to screw up a classic subliminal film-making technique (the introduction of of the color red into a scene to indicate the supernatural) and in doing so turn it into a cliche.

    To give you an example of what I mean - if you remember the scene from the original where Damien knocks his mother off the balcony. In this version the scene starts with Damien eating strawberries (complete with blood-like juice staining his lips) riding on a push scooter with red handles and wheels through a hallway with red wallpaper and onto balcony where his mother is watering hanging plants with a red watering can. If this was a chicken it would be charcoal by now...

    Mia Farrow is about as scary as a wet fart, very poor substitute for Billie Whitelaw. That hospital murder from the original always sends a shiver up my back when i watch it - her expression is so malevolent.
    Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

    Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!
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