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A truly unique take on demons and their role in the universe. Well worth seeing.
Classic Charles Band stuff this, a real B-movie :) not that its terrible I might add, it not too bad really, the plot is rather odd and makes no real sense, something about a devil girl leaving hell and coming to earth to see what its like and falling in love whilst ridding the living of evil folk.
Pretty weird and pointless with many questions but we won't delve further into it as I'm sure it doesn't matter. Cast is unknown but not totally useless, Angela Featherstone is the only name here, effects are dodgy to say the least but some makeup isn't all that bad. Gotta love these Full Moon gems.
Before James Cameron had his Dark Angel, Full Moon had theirs. On the surface it may seem like a standard good versus evil religious tale but if you look only a little harder you'll see this is actually a romance filled dark coming of age story told from the perspective of a young female demon who escapes from hell to learn about the ways of the world.
Combining gore, good looks, nudity, porn, and all things demonic with the innocence of a preteen who's just found what the internet is truly used for, Dark Angel: The Ascent is a well told story that is sure to please as long as you don't get too hung up on the production values.
it's a fantasy-horror film of all time.
10/11/2010 (ONLINE)<br/><br/>It's a pretty good attempt for a fantasy horror and I like stories like this however this was a little too amateur for my liking but I was able to see it to the end.<br/><br/>I reckon this would of done well as a TV series because there so much you can add to this but anyways... I've seen worse but it's not annoyingly bad for me but rather bad in a way where it could of been better if done with a little more skill.<br/><br/>The beginning was interesting but the rest of the movie just needed a little more tasteful arranging. I didn't hate it and I think it would be a hit if some decent film-makers gave it some serious thought because she is pretty much the girl version of "Hell Boy" and "Hell Boy" was a hit.
I can't remember much about this movie apart from the very attractive redhead and her nude scenes.
A rebellious teenaged demon (Featherstone) travels from Hell to Earth to see the Sun and the sky, but once here she takes up her God-given responsibilities of punishing sinners. Along the way, she also manages to find true love in the form of a young, pure-hearted doctor (Markel).
[center][i]Artwork from the video release [/i][i]of "Dark Angel: The Ascent"[/i][/center]
[left]"Dark Angel: The Ascent" is an engaging horror/fantasy film from the Golden Age of Charles Band's film career that features a stereotypical rebellious teenager ("my daddy doesn't understand me, my teachers don't appreciate me") but gives her a very unusual background and circumstance: The teenager here is a demon.[/left]
[left]The concept is well-implimented in that it offers a fully realized version of Hell based on actual mythology, with a heavy slant to the idea that it is a place populated by fallen angels who still serve and worship God. Stylish photography, well-done make-up, and witty dialogue further augment the film.[/left]
[left]Unfortunately, star Angela Featherstone isn't quite up to the task of playing our heroine. She delivers virtually every line in the same flat monotone, and, while she is very pretty, she also seems to just have one facial expression whether she is sad, angry or happy.[/left]
[left]Featherstone's weak performance drags the whole movie down, particularly when it is contrasted with the more lively performances of character actors like Nicholas Worth who plays the (literal) father from Hell and Mike Genovese and Michael Mahon who play homicide detectives trying to solve the rash of brutal murders the dark angel leaves in her wake as she punishes the wicked.[/left]
[left]Despite a flawed performance from its star, "Dark Angel: The Ascent" is worth a look for anyone who has fond memories of classic Full Moon movies, or who enjoys films that effectively utilize Christian mythology in creative ways.[/left]
Dark Angel: The Ascent
Starring: Angela Featherstone, Daniel Markel, Mike Genovese, Michael C. Mahon, Richard Barnes, Nicholas Worth and Kehli O'Byrne
Director: L. Hassani
[left][font=Courier New][size=2]According to Linda Hassani's [i]Dark Angel - The Ascent[/i], which has nothing to do with that James Cameron television series by the way, there is a tunnel out of Hell that leads you to a city in America. I know the film isn't getting at anything with this, but I kind of found it humorous. The film was the last disc in the second volume of [b]Full Moon Classics[/b] for me to watch, and my last hope for at least one decent film out of this collection. But as you can see, that hope wasn't fulfilled.
[i]Dark Angel - The Ascent[/i] has some of the worst over acting by most of the cast, and just plain awful acting by the remainder of the cast. It kind of felt like the actors wasn't given any real direction, and the screenplay provided no help either. And it wasn't very clear at where this film was going, or what it was getting at.
Better writing and acting for Angela Feathersone as Veronica (a demon who escapes Hell, and plans on punishing the wicked on Earth) and Daniel Markel as Dr. Max Barris, a man she befriends, could have resulted in a pair that was worth caring about. I wanted to like these two, especially Veronica who was like a female version of the Todd McFarlane character Spawn in a way, but I was unable to through the entire film.
There are a lot of gawky scenes in this film. There is a very awkward sex scene between Veronica and Max, which is illuminated by a bunch of candles that come out of nowhere. And the two cops, who provided some comedy to the film, made an odd counterbalance to the film's more serious tone. Maybe if [i]Dark Angel - The Ascent[/i] didn't take itself so seriously, and was able to lighten up a bit, it would have been a better movie to watch.
And what was the deal with the relationship between Heaven and Hell in this movie? Do they get along? Is Hell servants to Heaven in some way? I wish that could have been explained a little more. And I wish the film could have ended a lot better than it did. This film is difficult to get through, and there is no payoff in the end to make the effort worth your time.[/size][/font]
Poorly done low budget horror flick in which a sexy demon comes topside to see the world of man and just doesn't get how things are done up here. Bad acting and a poor script ruin a good concept.