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½ October 15, 2014
A gutsy and unique entry in a franchise that had already sank to the sodden depths of hackdom, "The Final Conflict" relies on neither the tense subtlety of the original nor the sensory assault of the first sequel. Sam Neill is a chilling, hauntingly attractive adult Damien, and unlike Bill Holden and company in "Damien," he actually does his best with a mixed bag of dialogue. The great attractions of this film are two: Jerry Goldsmith's career-best score, which oscillates convincingly between Damien's haunting demonic chanting and the old-fashioned Biblical grandeur that heralds the second coming of Christ, the sweep and beauty of which has not been attained since Miklos Rozsa's "Ben-Hur"; and the courageous, decisive finale. However you feel about the way the conflict is resolved, it was a bold choice. And this is overall a far more competent, polished, stylish sequel than "Damien."
½ October 9, 2014
The movie starts strong, but it slows down and becomes to dialogue driven. There is some mild suspense, but the tension, scares, and excitement are missing. There are seven priests with seven daggers on a mission to eliminate the Anti-Christ before he rises to full power. That sounds good, but the movie botches this part of the story. These priests should have been central characters that add excitement and offer interesting biblical references along the way. Instead, they are so inept that they only muddy the plot and equate to lame kill count fodder. I quite like Sam Neill as the evil yet charismatic Anti-Christ role. Neill is probably the strongest point this movie has in its favor. The ending is disappointingly abrupt and a tad anticlimactic. I am not big on this movie, but if you think of it as a third movie in a horror franchise, then it is not so bad.
August 26, 2014
I admired the prospect of baby killing as a new way of adding believable demonic activity to the film, but unfortunately this was a bland and forgettable movie of nonsense! Some people have praised Sam Neill but I also found his performance a little too timid for the character as an adult! If you love religious tone and the previous movies you will probably watch this movie anyway, but it's entirely unnecessary!
July 30, 2014
A horrible end to a an ok series I am not sure who wrote this but they shouldnâ??t get work again
July 24, 2014
My impressions while watching this excuse for a film: Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, gross, stupid, stupid, boooooooring, stupid, stupid, OH MY GOD! THAT ENDING MAKES ME WANT TO THROW MY TELEVISION OUT THE WINDOW! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

To be absolutely fair, the filmmakers conceive of a few nicely disturbing ideas, but do almost nothing to develop them. Instead they try to frighten us with the slapstick-style antics of a band of renegade monks who try and fail (spectacularly) to dispose of the antichrist (Sam Neill, having fun in a poorly-written role). A lousy conclusion to a series of films that is ultimately pretty embarrassing.
½ May 30, 2014
A decent sequel with a great performance by it's lead and solid musical score, but is lacking compared to it's first two films. Could have been a lot better but is the holy grail compared to it's sequels.
May 24, 2014
Though not nearly as scary as the first film, it has in my opinion, the most epic ending I ever saw on film. Also Jerry Goldsmith's musical score, prevent it from being a total disaster.
Super Reviewer
May 16, 2014
The Omen Trilogy comes to its climactic (and inevitable) conclusion in The Final Conflict. As his seven year reign nears its end Damien Thorn becomes obsessed with averting the second coming of Christ; meanwhile a secret order of priests acquires the Daggers of Megiddo in order to kill Damien. This final battle between good and evil is surprisingly tame, yet it maintains the ominous and suspenseful tone that has come to define the series. And, the film's take on Biblical prophecy proves to be quite interesting. Additionally, Sam Neill gives an impressive performance as Damien, providing a commanding villain. A chilling and atmospheric thriller, The Final Conflict provides a fitting end to the series.
April 4, 2014
Scary as hell. Err...pardon the pun.:)
½ February 22, 2014
As the Second Coming apparently has occurred, a now 32 year old Damien Thorn (Sam Neill), CEO of a multinational and US Ambassador to England, tries to pull a Herod styled massacre of newborns with the hope of murdering baby Christ II. An interesting story, marred by uneven performances (Neill's mostly effective), dry writing, and dull visual staging by director Graham Baker. After three movies, the ending is not worthy, either. Jerry Goldsmith is the only one who did not get the memo on diminishing returns, providing yet another splendid score, which this time contrasts the Satanic chants of previous installments with a soaring homage to Miklos Rosza.
February 12, 2014
It had some good ideas
December 26, 2013
Not as good say the first two but passible and will give you some entertainment
½ December 11, 2013
The first movie want to have a movie without magic, covens, demons, etc... Now the final movie is what the first movie didn't want. It's better than the second but the end was badly as the last movies of Argento's.
November 6, 2013
wow, I expected much better.
October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013

(1981) Omen III: The final Conflict
HORROR

Somewhat of a continuation where the last one left off. After killing off two well "publicized" families, for it's like both families had never even existed which are the Gregory Peck character's family from the first movie and then the William Holden character's family of the second. Damien who's now 32 not only inherits the previous family's fortune but gets appointed to have two different jobs for the President of the United States which is being the US ambassador for the UK, and the "President of the UN Youth Council". At the same time 7 priests are planning an assassination by attempting to stick one of seven rare distinctive knives into him. One can wonder that if Damien had so much money, why can't he just hire people to retrieve all 7 knives himself if it's the only weapon that he was supposed to be kill in? Anyways, what viewers also get is what was already explained out of the first two movies is that Damien is the anti-Christ and is the true son of Satan himself blah, blah, blah... for it's like everyone are so dense and narrow minded except for those 7 priests. And the way he killed some of the people who're after him is dumb since it's already on public record how other people were killed, for it's like they're are not aware about what Damien is capable of doing which also includes controlling animals and so forth. I have to say this movie looked a lot worst after my second viewing.

2 out of 4 stars
October 26, 2013
Boring, too much talking. The ending was good though.
October 20, 2013
definitely the weaker if the 4 but not horrible
October 14, 2013
There are diminishing returns with each film in "The Omen" series, but the returns have not diminished so much here that you can't find some enjoyment. The plot is pretty silly, but Sam Neill is really quite wonderful as the adult Damien and there are a few of the old intricate death set pieces to enjoy. Here's a drinking game: Take a shot ever time Neill says "Nazarene".
October 11, 2013
A bit stale, rather slow, yet inspiring sequel that serves as a so-so conclusion. Neill plays the role rather interesting, and while there aren't as many shocking death scenes like the previous films, it still has that chilling factor. The ending is overall sudden but climatic. A few flaws, and it's not the most thrilling chapter, but it's still fairly watchable.
August 17, 2013
A necessary conclusion to the franchise. While we may have done without Omen II but Omen III was absolutely critical. Once again a great, well-directed film which has some blasphemous content that may not sit too well with conservatives but it was necessary to give the main character the feel of an anti-Christ, the emphasis being on anti. The last half an hour of the film is absolutely thrilling and Goldsmith's haunting score once again lifts up the movie very well. Recommended.
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