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The Prophecy: Forsaken
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10.13.2005 By: Sturdy
The Prophecy: Forsaken order
Director:
Joel Soisson

Actors:
Kari Wuhrer
Jason Scott Lee
Tony Todd

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The angels from heaven are up to no good again as they terrorize a woman chosen to protect a book that holds secrets for both heaven and hell.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Uuuuuggggghhhh. If youíre sick of poorly made, direct-to-video sequels that butcher the original, please raise your hand. Thatís what I thought. This is the fifth installment in the prophecy series and the fourth one thatís gone direct to video. It should be noted that this one and the fourth were filmed back-to-back, so you might want to suffer through both so you wonít lose any valuable plot points.

Plot holes, bad acting, gratuitous (but not enough) nudity, and a 75 minute run time. Yes, this a B-movie. At this point in the series, everyone has given up. This is a ploy to squeeze every last cent out of the die hard Prophecy fans. It reminds me of THE CROW's series of movies in that regard. This is a lame variation on a great original that makes you wonder if there really are enough people still interested to merit making it.

This is not scary, interesting, creepy, suspenseful, or thought provoking. Itís really not much of anything. We know how it will end because we watched the previous four and at this point we just want it to end. The book in question here reveals the name of the antichrist, which is actually a good idea. Unfortunately, this is barely touched on and is blown off like it means nothing. They should have focused on the mysteries of the book and the motivations of the angels and removed Jason Scott Leeís character altogether. Maybe theyíll release a directorís cut in the future. Noooooooooooo!!!!

I hate to trash someone elseís work, but this was bad. With a little talent and patience, this movie could have been bearable. Jason Scott ďdonít call me BruceĒ Lee is not a horrible actor, but this movie makes all the actors seem like they got rejected at the local community theater. Tony Todd was the worst of the bunch. Is it the directing or is he really that lousy of an actor? Kari Wuhler has accepted that she will do nothing but bad horror movies and she actually looks talented when surrounded by second rate actors. Iím not going to discuss director Joel Soisson because we all know that could get ugly.
THE EXTRAS
Please make it stop.

Commentary with director/writer Joel Soisson, editor Kirk Morri, designer Gary Tunnicliffe and executive Nick Phyillips: If you like the movie, you will probably enjoy the commentary. Kirk and Gary donít offer much, but Joel and Nick seem pleased with their work and they donít mind talking about it. I kept waiting for them to make fun of themselves, but they never did. So that leads me to believe theyíre missing the joke.

Trailers are also included.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Iím a huge fan of the original PROPHECY but please do us all a favor and donít watch any of the sequels. Youíre only encouraging them.
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