The Prophecy: Forsaken Reviews

  • Jun 10, 2017

    Filmed back-to-back with the last Prophet sequel, this one picks up right where "The Prophecy: Uprising" left off. Kari Wuhrer is still in possession of a mystical book that both angels from heaven and demons from hell want. I found the previous sequel mildly diverting, and Wuhrer is a b-movie actress ("Anaconda" "Beastmaster 2" "G-Men from Hell") who I've always liked, but I found this sequel rather dull. The low-budget film is competently made from a technical standpoint, but the story here wan't all that clever or interesting. No real reason to watch this film unless you feel compelled to watch all five of The Prophecy films. Jason Scott Lee and Tony Todd also appear in the film.

    Filmed back-to-back with the last Prophet sequel, this one picks up right where "The Prophecy: Uprising" left off. Kari Wuhrer is still in possession of a mystical book that both angels from heaven and demons from hell want. I found the previous sequel mildly diverting, and Wuhrer is a b-movie actress ("Anaconda" "Beastmaster 2" "G-Men from Hell") who I've always liked, but I found this sequel rather dull. The low-budget film is competently made from a technical standpoint, but the story here wan't all that clever or interesting. No real reason to watch this film unless you feel compelled to watch all five of The Prophecy films. Jason Scott Lee and Tony Todd also appear in the film.

  • Feb 25, 2016

    So the crew were already in Eastern Europe, so why not bust out another unnecessary sequel? Prophecy 5: Still flogging a dead horse! This one flips the bad Angel, now Tony Todd as Stark who is tall, skinny and more imposing, though he allows (orders) his undead human lackey Dylan (Jason Lee) to do most of the leg work. Allison remains on the run in a disguise that makes her look like a 40 years older Kim Cattrall - that would have her at around 40 - Stark and the naughty angels are still after the book, Allison still hears voices and they still end up at the same mysterious house where they can all share visions and flashbacks, the same ones that padded out 4. Same as the first 4 films now, Armageddon is looming. Some want it. Some don't. And some poor humans are stuck in the middle of it to be unwilling pawns in the action because of whatever tenuous reason the writers can conjure. It must be said that it is not the acting that does in these two films, Jason Lee, Sean Pertwee, Tony Todd and Kari Wuhrer do the best they can to not just throw up their hands and exclaim "Didn't I just say that exact same thing in the last scene? And the one before that? And the..." The filmmaker obviously didn't have the budget, hence the location, dodgy CGI, the doubling up of meaningless dialogue and the flashbacks upon flashbacks. They didn't even use the Angel's abilities much, no superhero stuff at all here. Which all brings me back to my original rhetorical question: WHY TWO FILMS? The two films could easily have been condensed into one 100 minute flick that still wouldn't have been awe-inspiring, but would have been far less disappointing than the dull replica that picks from all of the first three films without retaining any of the truly cool - not always expensive - parts. Final rating - 5 / 10. Not terrible, but definitely not good, merely a product that justified the release of a couple DVDs and perhaps put some actors' kids through another year of school. If you liked this review (or even if you didn't) check out oneguyrambling.com for over 500 reviews and plenty more good stuff...

    So the crew were already in Eastern Europe, so why not bust out another unnecessary sequel? Prophecy 5: Still flogging a dead horse! This one flips the bad Angel, now Tony Todd as Stark who is tall, skinny and more imposing, though he allows (orders) his undead human lackey Dylan (Jason Lee) to do most of the leg work. Allison remains on the run in a disguise that makes her look like a 40 years older Kim Cattrall - that would have her at around 40 - Stark and the naughty angels are still after the book, Allison still hears voices and they still end up at the same mysterious house where they can all share visions and flashbacks, the same ones that padded out 4. Same as the first 4 films now, Armageddon is looming. Some want it. Some don't. And some poor humans are stuck in the middle of it to be unwilling pawns in the action because of whatever tenuous reason the writers can conjure. It must be said that it is not the acting that does in these two films, Jason Lee, Sean Pertwee, Tony Todd and Kari Wuhrer do the best they can to not just throw up their hands and exclaim "Didn't I just say that exact same thing in the last scene? And the one before that? And the..." The filmmaker obviously didn't have the budget, hence the location, dodgy CGI, the doubling up of meaningless dialogue and the flashbacks upon flashbacks. They didn't even use the Angel's abilities much, no superhero stuff at all here. Which all brings me back to my original rhetorical question: WHY TWO FILMS? The two films could easily have been condensed into one 100 minute flick that still wouldn't have been awe-inspiring, but would have been far less disappointing than the dull replica that picks from all of the first three films without retaining any of the truly cool - not always expensive - parts. Final rating - 5 / 10. Not terrible, but definitely not good, merely a product that justified the release of a couple DVDs and perhaps put some actors' kids through another year of school. If you liked this review (or even if you didn't) check out oneguyrambling.com for over 500 reviews and plenty more good stuff...

  • Feb 25, 2016

    THE PROPHECY 5: FORSAKEN (2005)

    THE PROPHECY 5: FORSAKEN (2005)

  • Feb 25, 2016

    A continuation from the 4th film that it lacks something. It's still a good film and I recommend it as part of the Prophecy series but it needed a bit more than just Tony Todd as a villain.

    A continuation from the 4th film that it lacks something. It's still a good film and I recommend it as part of the Prophecy series but it needed a bit more than just Tony Todd as a villain.

  • Feb 25, 2016

    Waste of time. Plot and acting is bad

    Waste of time. Plot and acting is bad

  • Apr 11, 2015

    Wuhrer does another fine job picking up where she left off the last time, but the devil is so laid back and out of character here it just doesn't work for me. The story loses steam because of it, making this the worst of the five movies.

    Wuhrer does another fine job picking up where she left off the last time, but the devil is so laid back and out of character here it just doesn't work for me. The story loses steam because of it, making this the worst of the five movies.

  • Dec 07, 2014

    Once again, it's sorely missing Christopher Walken. Other than that, it almost holds its own.

    Once again, it's sorely missing Christopher Walken. Other than that, it almost holds its own.

  • Oct 16, 2014

    Another waste of your precious time!

    Another waste of your precious time!

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    May 24, 2013

    Yet another mundane and formulaic paranormal thriller, The Prophecy: Forsaken has no passion or originality. Continuing the story set up in the previous film, a church layman named Allison must protect an ancient manuscript called The Lexicon from a new faction of angels intent on using it to discover the identity of the Antichrist. Tony Todd gives a solid performance, but overall the acting's weak and colorless. The directing is also poor, and doesn't carry any intensity or suspense. The Prophecy: Forsaken is a generic and trite film that adds nothing to the series.

    Yet another mundane and formulaic paranormal thriller, The Prophecy: Forsaken has no passion or originality. Continuing the story set up in the previous film, a church layman named Allison must protect an ancient manuscript called The Lexicon from a new faction of angels intent on using it to discover the identity of the Antichrist. Tony Todd gives a solid performance, but overall the acting's weak and colorless. The directing is also poor, and doesn't carry any intensity or suspense. The Prophecy: Forsaken is a generic and trite film that adds nothing to the series.

  • Aug 30, 2012

    Still pretty boring and must Tony Todd be a bad guy? Its basically part 2 to the last one. Wuhrer still rocks.

    Still pretty boring and must Tony Todd be a bad guy? Its basically part 2 to the last one. Wuhrer still rocks.