Megiddo - Omega Code 2
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It starts in 1960: Stone Alexander (the anti-christ) is the son of a media magnate, a horrid child who almost succeeds in immolating his baby brother. Ten years pass and we see him as a young (meaner and leaner) cadet, and then 25 years later, he appears as a full-blown menace, in the form of Michael York. Ten more years pass, and as the Chancellor of the United World Union, York makes the most of this part, and has some delicious dialogue; there is his sacrament, "This is my flesh, made foul with sin, etc...", and best of all, in a speech in Africa, where he is like Jimmy Swaggart in his heyday, with the words twisted inside-out. It is a brilliant piece of scripting and acting.
Others in the cast that are noteworthy are Diane Venora, an actress who has never received her dues, is wonderful as Stone's wife, Michael Biehn is good as his brother, the president of the U.S., Udo Kier lurks about as "The Guardian", and R.Lee Ermey is marvelous as President Benson.
There are lovely scenes of Rome, and some of the sets are clever, like the old diner with a sign that reads "Hamburger $ 15.00, with cheese, $ 20.00". Nothing like world chaos to bring about a little inflation.
Not all the effects and battle scenes are believable, and it is far from being a "movie masterpiece", but if you are interested in Bible prophesy plots, this is a film that is fascinating as well as a loads of fun.
First off, I have seen written that the acting for these roles is rediculous. It must be noted that the anti-christ will be genuinely arragant and an ego-mainiac, and York portrays this well.
Another complaint is the dialogue. I only found one truly poor piece of dialogue, spoken by Beihn, "The Lord he gives, (cocks gun) the Lord he takes away, " which was somewhat inappropriate for the setting. There was, however, a great line of dialogue for York's Anti-christ. When Beihn's character states, "You don't have a chance in hell." York states, with
emphasis, "Oh, I always have a chance in hell, david." Very well done. Special effects were almost always good or better,
although "Satan" was obviously CGI created.
I believe the main thing that fought against this film was the first Omega Code film. The first one was honestly, almost laughable, the dialogue was rediculous constantly. This film was truly better and it would have fared much better, if it has been released or made first, and the original "omega Code" would have fared better being released second, even though it is sub-par. This is sad, for this second film is a big step up in every department. It is, at the least, a big step in the right direction.
I would certainly recommend it to people. I would caution parents, concerning the satanic rights sequences, as they could be deemed intense.
Amazingly, the US President (Michael Biehn) is Stone's brother (only in America!). All this leads up to a one on one conflict blah blah. MEGIDDO is far better than OMEGA CODE... MEGIDDO is glorified straight to video garbage with a larger budget and better visual effects which will appeal to action and sci-fi fans (strangely, the FX budget must have expired before they could fix up Biehn's receeding hairline)...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the budget and type of film this is, they went all out on some good actors of the time it was made. I was surprised to see R. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious
I love Megiddo, Michael York is a perfect choice as the devil in this film, he holds the movie together. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Shay Johnson
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