End Of Days

0
0
Subscribe to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Facts and Figures

Run time: 121 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 24th November 1999

Box Office Worldwide: $209.3M

Budget: $83M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Pictures Corporation, Beacon Communications

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 11%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 88

IMDB: 5.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jericho Cane, Gabriel Byrne as Satan, Robin Tunney as Christine York, Udo Kier as Head Priest, Rod Steiger as Father Kovak, Kevin Pollak as Bobby Chicago, C. C. H. Pounder as Detective Margie Francis, Miriam Margolyes as Mabel

End Of Days Movie Review


Here it is, November of 1999, and I thought we weren't going to get a good end-of-the-world, Satan-conquers-all apocalypse movie (Dogma doesn't count). Whew! End of Days arrives just in time (no pun intended) to quench that Linda Blair thirst.

If you know the basic plot of End of Days ("Satan visits New York in search of a bride") the question you'll be asking isn't, "Is this a bad movie?" Rather, it will probably be, "How bad can it be?"

Pretty bad. But for camp value, you aren't going to find a better bang for the buck than End of Days. Imagine audiences rolling in the aisles, talking back to the screen, cracking jokes: You aren't far from reality.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose last bad movie was Batman & Robin, really tries to show off his recent acting lessons as a deeply troubled security guard (inexplicably hired to guard the invulnerable devil himself). Sidekick Pollak serves up the comic relief, and Robin Tunney is proving herself to be a solid Designated Emotionally Scarred Damsel in Distress in all manner of films, working here as the bride-to-be of good old Lucifer.

Gabriel Byrne makes as bad (and by that, I mean good -- I think) Satan as you're likely to see on film, but it's the groaner of a story line that will really grab you. To wit: Arnold's ex-cop does some offhanded detective work that would put Sherlock Holmes to shame. His hunches are so uncanny... it's almost like... he's working from a script! The religious backstory, featuring Rod Steiger as a Catholic priest, is so hokey you'll get dizzy from rolling your eyes. The Y2K stuff is predictable and, of course, played to the hilt.

I'm not predicting any Oscars, but I have to say this is one bad movie that's at least worth one of its two hours on comedic value alone. Just remember to say your prayers, kids.

You have no idea...


Contactmusic

0
0
Subscribe to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Comments

End Of Days Rating

" Weak "

Advertisement

More Arnold Schwarzenegger

Entourage Trailer

After making a name for themselves in Hollywood, Vincent Chase and his entourage of friends from Queens have finally made a movie. The only problem...

HAERTS - Interview Video

Brooklyn band Haerts released their self-titled debut album this year, and here they talk about how they first got into music, their lifelong friendship and...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker [Audio] Video

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through his new label deal with Sony Music. He has teamed...

Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin [Live] Video

Meghan Trainor performs her latest single 'Lips Are Movin' at one of her favourite places in the world: an aquarium. The song features, alongside smash...

Advertisement

Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire [Live] Video

Live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta, Bastille perform 'Things We Lost In The Fire', the final single from their debut album...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum hit 'Of The Night' and featured...

HAERTS - Be The One [Live] Video

Haerts perform an intimate live rendition of their song 'Be The One', taken from their self-titled debut album released in October 2014 through Columbia Records....

ScHoolboy Q - Hell Of A Night Video

ScHoolboy Q released his first number one with third album 'Oxymoron', and he now unveils the video to its latest single 'Hell Of A Night'...

Advertisement