End of Days

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Schwarzenegger looks like yesterday's man in this solemn, silly theological Apocalypse thriller, an overblown rehash of The Terminator movies, The Omen, Seven, The Usual Suspects and what have you. A few days before the millennium, Satan returns as the libidinous Byrne to make a baby and kick start Armageddon. His chosen bride, Christine (Tunney), is an orphan, earmarked from birth for this service. The Roman Catholic Church is split between those who would murder her for the greater good and those who would protect her. Either way, suicidal ex-cop Jericho Cane (Schwarzenegger) keeps getting in the way. Murkily shot by director Peter Hyams, and scored to the inevitable, portentous choral music, this seems all the more risible for taking itself so seriously. No killer quips here, though screenwriter Andrew (Air Force One) Marlowe's conception of the Prince of Darkness resembles nothing so much as a supernatural Bond villain.

By: TCh


Release details

122 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Hyams
Andrew W Marlowe
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Gabriel Byrne
Kevin Pollak
Robin Tunney
CCH Pounder
Rod Steiger
Derrick O'Connor
Miriam Margolyes
Udo Kier
Victor Varnado
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