It's as if the filmmakers said 'Ahem, this is really boring and fake, how can we make it seem important? I also enjoyed the nice visuals and excellentsound. He is going down if he isn't utterly careful in every step that he takes. First let's talk about the real reason it is hated. It's an Arnold movie - it's an automatic must-buy. Soon he learns that there aresome very bad things going on in the city, and the new millennium is veryclose. As I've said, in this case he's got his sights set on the high prince of darkness. He is devilish, with fiendish appeal, provingthat tranquillity is the most terrifying evil.
If you like the sound of that, you'll probably enjoy End of Days. The cablecensored version would be a better choice. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. The man kills 60 people but saves his preciousbaby; seeing a pattern here? Thisfilm is full of effective and very ominous images and scenery and the filmis very dark. The script was in development for years and Arniefought to get it made. Of course,it's hard enough to buy a guy with a body like Arnold being a slob whodrinks beer and pizza smoothees for breakfast. The movie opens on a good note, and the remainder of the action sequences are also quite exciting.
Arnold peaked at the end of the '90s, I guess. I recommend this one for the discriminating thriller, movie fan. Gabriel Byrne is the strong point of the ensemble, bringing a nice air of cynicism to the role of Satan. If we stay in the 90's, I could say that End of Days iskind of tamer version of Day of the Beast and without its comic elements. Oh yea, and that awesome dinner scene when Lucifer grabs that womans. On the other side, Schwarzenegger shoots the devil, who pulls his shirt up so we can see the bullet holes immediately healing. What a departure from other characters he has played, in many years, say since the 'Original' Terminator, in 84'.
Along the way he uses big guns, many stunts, lots of grunting and more explosions than Wile E Coyote has seen in his life. He is on the case, make no mistake, but his own personal life is Titanic proportions. Robin Tunney has nothing to do but exchange shameless subtext withSchwarzenegger's character. Screenwriter Andrew Marlowe is the film's greatest enemy. The casting for that Monsignor was perfect.
All it tells me is that he has no idea of what quality is, and that he just lucked out previously. Hedoes the emotion scenes well enough - at least well enough to findbearable. Peter Hyams has always been a talented hack 'Capricorn One','Outland','2010','Timecop','Sudden Death' , but this time out it appears he was in the grip of a malaise not felt by a studio director since Irwin Allen barfed out 'The Swarm'. Troubles are on all of the sides for Det. Just watch the action scenes and count how many editsthere are in one minute. The set up is deeper than practically everything else he has been a character in. He's been going down the list with attempts, comedy, drama.
Or was it the script? Without delvinginto theology suffice to say boys and girls if you are going intometaphysics stealing deities it would be nice if you knew who was whoand their respective histories. Even as an action movie it has no legs to stand on, it is riddled with cliches. This picture was made as another try by Arnie to convince us that he is a smart guy. Because I cannot see how people are giving this turkey anything more than two or three stars unless they saw a different version of the film than I did! Where is Mayor Giuliani when you need him? He is now private security guard and traps a mysterioussniper who tried to kill one of his clients. The action sequences are also fine, intensified by thrilling music and a fast paced style. There are also the false shocko momentsfollowed with a sudden burst of loud, startling music: the its just a catscene, its just another cop scene, its just a dream scene, its just yourimagination scene, he's not really dead scene, and its just maggots suddenlygrowing out of an apple scene. There are also the false shocko moments followed with a sudden burst of loud, startling music: the its just a cat scene, its just another cop scene, its just a dream scene, its just your imagination scene, he's not really dead scene, and its just maggots suddenly growing out of an apple scene.
The only other good aspect of this film was that it brought Axl Roseout of seclusion to record his first original song in seven years witha new incarnation of Guns N' Roses. . End of Days is the first movie Arnold Schwarzenegger had made since his heart surgery and he seems fine. That tones the otherwise great and exciting finale a little bitdown, but fortunately it is not as syrupy as possible. It's the direction that ruins this movie.
He attempted to inject atmosphere into the movie by darkening the lights and adding tons of blood. The amount of strange, intolerant messages sent by this film as actually quite frightening. So theyput together a movie about Satan and gave Arnie the lead. Another negativething that I can tell is the editing which is very fast, unstylishly andineffectively fast and restless. I know, a loud soundtrack with unwarranted menacing horn bursts! Basically, it's Arnie vs the Devil.
The movie is also bound by philosophy. With Arnold on the case, who needs elected officials? Overall, the story is very involving, so much so that it that at 125minutes it can wear you. The movie is also bound by philosophy. He was heading in the right direction, but had neither the script or originality to take it there. The wayheblew up the van. Description On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. The same in Star Crap: DescentInto Moral Darkness.