Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Omen 4: The Awakening (1991)

All the York's ever wanted was a little girl, but they will get more than they bargained for when they adopt young Delia into the family... A number of strange deaths lead Mrs. York to suspect that there is something terribly wrong with her new daughter, but the truth is more horrifying than she could ever imagine! This ill-conceived rebirth of THE OMEN series wreaks of bad television, with comically overacted characters abound and plenty of artless direction. Nothing can be taken seriously in THE AWAKENING. It is made clear from the very beginning that Delia is evil, so the game isn't to find out whether or not she is truly the devil's daughter, but how and when she will strike next. That being the case, Asia Vieira plays the part well as the cunning and manipulative little liar. It is too bad the same can't be said for her adult counterparts. Some guilty pleasure can be found in the FINAL DESTINATION-like death scenes, but not enough to justify the rest of this tacky production.

Rating: 5/10.


 

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1 comment:

  1. I just have to say- SPOILER FREE- that this movie has one of the dumbest twist endings ever. It's...just silly pseudo-science.

    Bonus points for this film leading to a TV show pilot that has gone unsold. I really do need to say that thing- just for historical purposes, that is.

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