Fallen Ones, The [Blu-ray]
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Top Customer Reviews
The Fallen Ones resembles one of those after-the-rapture/left-behind Christian films, right down to the helpful old rabbi to read us indecipherable scripture and tell us all the details left out of the bible. Perhaps the idea is that a cherubic, Yiddish-inflected, lilting old man softens the blow of seemingly interminable exposition - it doesn't. Tom Bosley will never be anything but Howard Cunningham to those currently under 65, and possibly Father Dowling to those above 65.
I love how Casper Van Dien's character throws out acromegaly as a possible excuse for the presence of a 40'-tall giant mummy in the desert of the American Southwest, while a 7'-tall actor who has the disease is actually in the first few minutes of the film (Carel Struyken, aka. 90's Lurch). And while we're on the subject, everyone is just too comfortable with this bizarre finding. It doesn't seem to shock or awe anyone as they gather around the giant corpse and banter about "whos-dig this is" or horseback riding or dam construction delays.
We could dismiss the film as silly, childish prattle made for young kids who may be scared of giants or mummies, but the seedy background story of horny angels impregnating human women and producing giant, demonic offspring is probably not suitable for younger viewers. You've been warned.
But that's Ok, because the film is marginally saved by Tom Bosley, I gotta tell ya, you can put Mr Cunningham in any kind of movie, doing any kind of role and I'm going to be entertained.
And you have to mention Caspar Van Diehm...we are living in blessed times to have this generation's John Agar meandering his way through B-movie after B-movie, he is so bad in an "Ed Wood" kind of way, that he almost makes you believe he's a credible actor.
I liked the super-sized mummy, that was good imagination, unfortunately, most of the rest of the movie was lacking.
I forgot which side I was arguing, because really, this is indefensible. Whatever the intentions, this is what they produced. Well, at least as far as, "the buck stops here," Kevin Vanhook is concerned. The man took great pains to make certain everyone knows he not only produced this epic, he wrote it, edited it, AND directed it. I guess that means everyone else is blameless? Or, they can fall back on the disclaimer: Kevin made me do it? Still, even so, no really, BIG mummy aside, was this something that anyone involved in wanted to brag about?
Now comes the hard part, I bought the darn thing....does that make me culpable? Doesn't something like that encourage them to make more of these things? I don't know, I'm asking!
In my own defense, yes, I did watch it on the Sci-Fi Channel (back when it was still called Sci-Fi Channel....before they got uppity and renamed it Sly-Fly or Sigh-Buy, something). And brain cells being what they are, unreliable and deceptive things, I forgot whether I liked it or not, and since I collect Sci-Fi movies for frequent viewings....I went ahead and bought it anyway.
Drat. I forgot my point, again.
On the plus side, it isn't that long and it's in widescreen (I'd like to think that helps make bad movies watchable). The special effects are passable. The acting, well, loved Geoffrey Lewis but then he mysteriously disappeared during the course of the movie (or as I'd like to think, he got out while the getting was good). Tom Bosley always makes me smile. Robert Wagner (notice his name wasn't above the title).Read more ›
All in all, a pretty decent creature feature.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic, I was able to Watch the second I got it, Load into DVD Player and run with it. Very pleased with the performance and will look here for my next purchase.Published 15 months ago by Murph
Very disappointed. I expected a true story to be shown. A waste of my time.Published 19 months ago by Richard E. Walborn
Some of the movie must have been lost---the story jumps between plot lines and locations so story is really confusing. Read morePublished 23 months ago by wilma2213
One of the best movies I've seen in awhile it has alot of interesting facts in it the giants were supposed to have been around in the days of Noah, and the reason God sent the... Read morePublished on May 4, 2014 by johnda
This movie was quite enjoyable. Made for tv not the big screen it includes beings[fallen angel, a giant] straight out of scripture and even includes a little biblical history as... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Cousin Juno
I chose this rating because this movie had some accuracy, and then some parts were a little over the top and started to remind me of the movie Mummy. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Victor Smith
I like the movie. Plenty of action and a good plot. The basic plot does stay true to the Bible. There are a few things that were added that aren't true, but that is to be... Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Lillie
This is one of the best "guilty pleasure" movies I've seen in a long time. A great cast battling a cast out Angel, a 50 foot giant mummy, and their disciples. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by RHH