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The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is a 2006 horror film directed by John Moore and was written by David Seltzer. It is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name and stars Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Mia Farrow. The film was released on June 6, 2006.

Plot

After Robert and Katherine Thorn's first child dies, the couple adopt a child and name him Damien. But, neither of them are aware that Damien is actually the Anti-Christ.

Reception

The Omen received primarily mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike currently holding a 26% "rotten" on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 4.6 out of 10 and a critic consensus that states "Even with the force of a "classic" behind it, remake fever can't hold up the hollowness of this style-drenched Omen."

Box Office

On the film's opening weekend, it opened at #4 and grossed $16,026,496. The total domestic gross was $54,607,383. In foreign countries, it grossed $64,889,140. Overall, the film made $119,496,523 worldwide against its $25 million budget making it a moderate success.

Why It Sucks

  1. Like the Psycho remake, the film is basically a "copy and paste" rehash of the original film with bad acting and unwanted extended scenes.
  2. It's not even remotely as scary as the original classic.
  3. There are pointless scenes from the September 11th attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
  4. A bunch of scenes drag on for quite some time.
  5. Poor special effects for the death scenes.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, who plays Damien, does a decent job and this was a good way to start his career in acting.
  2. The original actor who played Damien in the original 1976 film has a cameo in the film.

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