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Omen III: The Final Conflict
(1981)

AKA: The Final Conflict

Country: UK, USA

Genre: Horror

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Synopsis

As the now-adult Damien Thorn, AKA The Anti-Christ, seeks to find and destroy the reborn Christ Child in contemporary England - aided by Peter Reynolds (Barnaby Holm), the impressionable young son of the journalist with whom Damien is having a relationship - he is pursued by a band of seven surprisingly inept would-be assassins...

Notes

  • The screenplay for this film was written by Andrew Birkin. Among his other notable writing credits are: The Lost Boys (1978), The Name of the Rose (1986), Burning Secret (1988), The Cement Garden (1993), and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).
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Cast

  • Sam Neill
    (Damien Thorn)
  • Lisa Harrow
    (Kate Reynolds)
  • Rossano Brazzi
    (Father DeCarlo)
  • Don Gordon
    (Harvey Pleydell Dean)
  • Barnaby Holm
    (Peter Reynolds)
  • Leueen Willoughby
    (Barbara Dean)
  • Mason Adams
    (U.S. President)
  • Jeremy Bulloch [ALUMNUS]

BoyActors Reviews

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There is no doubt that this film seems disappointing, and I was recently trying to think why this is so. I think there are a couple of reasons. First, this is billed as "The Final Conflict" - so by now you would expect Damien to be President of the US, or at the very least Vice-President plotting the murder of the President, and preparing for World War III. But no. Instead he's a rather humble diplomat who gets sent off to sodden old Blighty! - where, incidentally, he spends a considerable portion of his time having rough sex with a journalist and trying to recruit her son as one of his minions, despite the fact that the boy in question is even more powerless than he is! (Actually, the first time I saw this movie I mistakenly thought that the boy, played by Barnaby Holm, was a girl!) Second, there is at least one lengthy scene in a room where he keeps his general clutter (including a fascinating reverse crucifix thing - it's amazing the stuff you can get off ebay), involving a monologue where Damien attempts to justify his evil, and wraps himself in the mantle of victimhood. Oh dear. You know, I really think that if he were Pure Evil he wouldn't bother with the tedious handwringing of "justifying" himself. Perhaps the scene is supposed to invest him with the nobility of Milton's Satan, but he just comes across as a whinger. At the climax of the film, Damien bafflingly goes to some ruins where he is supposedly to find the reborn Christ Child. But what does Damien think the baby is doing there? Does he think that His parents just deposited Him there to be brought up by wolves or something? I'm not sure I understood this. And then (after he finally realises that the whole thing was just a ruse), Damien stamps about calling to Him, saying things like "where are you? Show yourself!"...um, but isn't the reborn Christ at this stage still a baby? At this point I completely lost the plot, but then so did the screenwriter, so it doesn't matter. The best thing about this film was the inadvertent humour of the "assassins", who are clearly incapable of organising a piss-up in a brewery, let alone dispatching the Anti-Christ, and just end up wrapping themselves in burning plastic, etc. Hilarious! In fact, I'm going to give it a 6 for this reason alone!

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A second poor follow-up to the quite good original.

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