The Omen

The Omen
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rated: R
Release Date: 2006-06-06
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick
Director: John Moore
WorkNameSort: Omen, The
Our Rating: 2.00
Portentous release date aside, I don't understand the wisdom of remaking but not updating one of the landmark horror flicks of the 1970s. Those who have seen the original will be nonplussed by every identical plot development, while younger viewers used to the breakneck luridness of today's Fangoria-approved freakouts will wonder why this one is so slow and ponderous. I counted exactly two saving graces: one of the best-choreographed decapitations ever put to film, and the appearance of a scenery-chewing Mia Farrow as Satan's nanny. That snarky casting is meant to reference Farrow's role in Rosemary's Baby, but its more recent real-world touchstone is glaringly obvious, especially when the actress notes with a straight face that she's dedicated her life to raising children. Yeah, and we've all seen what kind of evil that unleashed on the world.


Since 1990, Orlando Weekly has served as the free, independent voice of Orlando, and we want to keep it that way.

Becoming an Orlando Weekly Supporter for as little as $5 a month allows us to continue offering readers access to our coverage of local news, food, nightlife, events, and culture with no paywalls.

Join today because you love us, too.

Scroll to read more Movie Reviews articles

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.