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Joy Nash is a USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Award Finalist applauded by Booklist for her "tart wit, superbly crafted characters, and sexy, magic-steeped plots."

» Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Omen...take two

Went to see The Omen last night. I'm old enough to remember seeing the original, and to remember being scared out of my wits.

This remake is pretty good, I guess, but I was expecting it to be a lot scarier than it actually was. The most frightening scenes turned out to be snatches of dreams. I kept waiting for the monsters in the dreams to show up in the waking scenes, but they never did. There were also crosses in the background in many, many scenes. Not subtle, either. I found myself watching for them. There were also a few illogical elements in the plot and action, I won't go into them here, because they might be spoilers. It's my writer's viewpoint intruding on my suspension of disbelief.

The action was good, the movie never dragged, and there were a few heart-stopping moments, and a few very creative deaths. In my opinion, Mia Farrow, nanny to the antichrist, was far and away the best part of the movie. This character just could not get any creepier. Sweetness and evil with curly blond hair, a smile, and a sing-song voice. Whew. Creepy, creepy, creepy.

Next on my summer movie gotta-see list? Pirates II...love that Johnny D!

Until next Friday...

Joy Nash
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