The Omen (2006)

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The story-line of The Omen (remake) is the same as the original one. At first, the astro-theologians are shown in worried mood regarding the heavenly symptoms of the birth of the anti-Christ. At the same time, in a different place, a couple is blessed with a healthy baby boy. The husband is an American Diplomat called Robert Thorn and his wife is called Katherine. His wife had suffered various miscarriages and this was the first time she reaches the point of delivery but gives birth to a stillborn child. The diplomat is persuaded by the doctor to adopt a baby who has just lost his mother. Keeping everything secret from his wife, the diplomat adopts the baby. Once the baby comes home with the couple, strange things start to happen and finally diplomat discovers shocking revelations about the baby.
The overall story-line is quite confusing if we take a detailed overview of it. The first point that kept me confused for a longtime is that why this remake was made when the original is still powerful enough to keep the magic going in viewers’ hearts. There were many scenes that seemed really useless and watching them seemed like wastage of time. During the movie I also felt that putting this much talented cast in such a dull remake was an injustice to these actors. But if we see this movie in a larger perspective then it was not a complete failure either. The simplicity of this remake seemed like a tribute to its original. Throughout the movie, Director John Moore remained faithful to the original plot of the movie and provided everything in the best way possible.
Three scenes of this remake are very interesting and thrilling. First one is the scene where Damien’s nanny commits suicide in front of everyone, by hanging herself from the roof. The second scene is the one where Damien’s mother Katherine finds out about her pregnancy and Damien pushes her three stories down with the help of his scooter. Third scene is the one where Damien’s father dig’s the grave of jackal. Overall, the movie was an average watch.

The Omen (2006)
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