Friday, 11 July 2008

THE OMEN (2006)

To be totally honest, I really enjoyed this. I bought the boxed set of OMEN movies and was surprised to find the remake included. It is very well done but the question that you have to ask is : Why was it done ? Recast, the spectacular deaths "reimagined" - it all works rather well without ever wiping out the memories of Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and David Warner et al. The producer has said that as far as the role of the nanny (originally played by Billie Whitelaw) went they decided to go more "Mary Poppins" this time around and cast Mia Farrow. Not only is Mia Farrow pretty creepy at the best of times as far as I'm concerned, we now what Rosemary did after the end of Polanski's film - she became a child minder! There isn't a lot more to say about a film that is perfectly o.k. but which joins the growing list of pointless remakes. Rating ***

1 comment:

Cerpts said...

I've never seen the remake but I have to agree with you about the "creepiness" of Mia Farrow. Frankly, in the photo you included here, she's a dead ringer for Piper Laurie in CARRIE.