The First Omen

2024

Horror

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82% · 184 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.5/10 10 42883 42.9K

Top cast

Bill Nighy as Cardinal Lawrence
Ralph Ineson as Father Brennan
Charles Dance as Father Harris
Rachel Hurd-Wood as Katherine Thorn
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rebeccax5 5 / 10

Don't expect anything approaching the 1976 Omen. The look, the pacing, and some important omissions

Since Omen was a great film. This fails badly. Wasted efforts.

Very disappointed. Very dull. Not the fault of the actors.

I can't stand the brownish sepia low budget digital look--- it's murky and terrible. Five minutes of story and 95 minutes of glacial story advancement.

So many reviews gave too much hope of feeling like it's really in The Omen tradition. Forget that hope.

The ending feels tagged on. Just another crazy nun movie. Everything that made The Omen so interesting is non-existent here. Instead, it's just a routine mad nun movie that feels like it added Omen references, rather the forging it's own creativity. Boo.

Reviewed by FlashCallahan 5 / 10

It's all for you.....

A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church.

After a while, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate......

This had all the makings of a being a potentially really good film. It has a legacy, the franchise isn't too bad, all five previous films have some sort of unique element to them, yes, even the remake and that weird fourth one that nobody saw. The trailer looked good, even though it had elements of the first Donner film.

And it starts amazingly. We have special guest star Charles Dance in the pre credits scene, giving us a little exposition and letting us know what we are in store for, and it's just a chefs kiss of the horror genre.

Then the film starts proper, and we meet Margaret, who is brilliantly played by free, and we follow her to Rome, where she meets with other special guest star Bill Nighy, and she meets her roommate. At the covenant, she meets a strange girl, who is drawing ugly pictures. She's sinister because she is pale.

Her and her roommate go clubbing, ad then the film just falls flat, and the film never recovers from the wonderful opening.

Jump scares are cheap, there is a twist that you can see coming from a mile off, and it just becomes a chore to watch.

The cast are great, and although there is an air of tension throughout the film, you know that some of the characters will be safe, after all, this is a precursor to the Donner film, and this also really affects the films narrative.

The film picks up in the last five minutes, but only because it references the first film, and it makes you want to watch something that is better than this.

The thing is, this will make a lot of money, it's part of a franchise where the first film is something else, but people will see right through this, and wil leave the film disappointed.

Reviewed by masonsaul 8 / 10

Huge surprise

The First Omen is literally the Rogue One of horror movies. Late stage horror prequels are usually cheap cash grabs which is what makes this one such a pleasant surprise. It's clearly crafted with vision and artistry as it operates within an established franchise whilst being so much nastier than mainstream horror usually gets to be.

Nell Tiger Free is phenomenal, as the film progresses it demands more and she is always able to provide it. A late stage sequence has her going to a very visceral place and it leaves you speechless. Ralph Ineson gives Father Brennan a lot more humanity than he originally had and is great at establishing the stakes.

Arkasha Stevenson makes such a confident debut, skillfully choosing to harken back to the original not just with callbacks and musical cues but by imbuing this film with the same rich texture and slow burning pace of 70s cinema. She also crafts an atmosphere so potent that the few jump scares really land and the horrific imagery won't be forgotten anytime soon.

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