There are comic elements in End of Days, too, but those are not,fortunately, the usual Hollywood one-liners and stupid bits of dialogue. He is not your friend. Gabriel Byrne is the strong point of the ensemble, bringing a nice air of cynicism to the role of Satan. He does get crucified, however, which requires a bit of a stretch. Unfortunately, the devil Gabriel Byrne has some, too! 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. I am already thinking that the movie is vulnerable to logic is the time given in Eastern Standard? Cane himself is not the best sort of man for saving all creation either.
Jericho Arnold Schwarzenegger Peter Hyams Director is a brilliant director, first off. It's kind of unfortunate because Arnold gives afairly decent performance in a film muddled with clichés. Kevin Pollack, as Jericho's mouthy sidekick, gets most of the funny lines. The casting for that Monsignor was perfect. Lots of firepower, violence, special effects and action deliver just what fans of the star want from a movie.
The film surprisingly has a good cast. Are people just overly nostalgic for the good old days when Arnold made good movies? Butif you're not a fan of Arnie, I wouldn't recommend it - at all. The script was in development for years and Arniefought to get it made. Arnie plays an alcoholic cop who. The wayheblew up the van. The set up is deeper than practically everything else he has been a character in. All in all, an enjoyable romp for fans of the Governator before his attention was diverted by a political career.
Rod Steiger providesthem as a priest in the film. The only choice left is, of course, Satan. It is a fitting location for the end of all creation to begin and cast a dark veil over the flick. Itis too bad such good filmmaking does not have a story fit enough to back itup. On theother side, Schwarzenegger shoots the devil, who pulls his shirt up so wecan see the bullet holes immediately healing.
We do care about Arnold Swarzzenegger's character, and Gabrial Bryne is an especially convincing Satan. The devil is presented asthe lying double dealing murderous misanthropic monster he is. 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! Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Horror Thriller On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. Apart from the physicality, Arnold's performance is fine. However, where the likes of Commando had him portraying invincible supermen with a neat array of guns and one liners to hand, End of Days is considerably darker. Yes Sin City is a much better film for the kiddies. There are simply no rules to abide by here.
End of Days is the first movie Arnold Schwarzenegger had made since his heart surgery and he seems fine. I am atheistic existentialist yet it annoys even me. Since the filmwas first released in 1999, the movie could not resist to throw in thatlittle contrivance. Sadly it fails to deliver, Arnie is as good as we we have come to expect, but as for Gabriel Byrne i expect him to chose his roles more carefully than this. Excellent convincing set designs appear frequently, especially near the end where the characters wander through dark chambers and dim hallways. Peter Hyams direction while not perfect is far better than much of his work in recent years and does manage to inject a fair amount of mood into his work.
About 15 minutes of less action would havebeen best. The bizarre events that transpire a few days before the end of the millennium immediately inspire our curiosity. Screenwriter Andrew Marlowe is the film's greatest enemy. As incredible as it sounds, this mainstream produced film isthat effective, thanks to the talented men behind the camera. Troubles are on all of the sides for Det.
Well in the film the Devil Well played byGabriel Byrne must mate with a chosen woman who could bring the earthto an end. I am getting very tired of that. I appreciate perhaps most the shots above the city and thetwisted use of camera up there. As I suffered through this sad excuse for a movie two questions sprung to mind: Is the action movie as a genre a fruitless field? Overall, the story is very involving, so much so that it that at 125minutes it can wear you. Let's face it, deep down, we all know who's going to come out on top in that one, but, hey, let's go along for the ride anyway. The finale ispretty similar to the finale in Kathryn Bigelow's own millennium relatedfilm, a paranoid and effective thriller Strange Days 1995.
The only thing i didn't really like about this movie was the ending. Spoilers Ahead: Yes Arnie is a dreadful actor that is why I took 2 off right off thebat. That tones the otherwise great and exciting finale a little bitdown, but fortunately it is not as syrupy as possible. The scenes also inspire a few questions. Usually God is on vacation the Devilruns rampant prayers are useless. A bit of a shame, really. The shadow of the good movie it could have been faded very quickly.