End Of Days (DVD)
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger et al
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Neil, Goodwood. 5 December 2002
Last night was the first time since Saving Private Ryan, where I was impressed with the sound at a movie theatre. I got to see End of Days at Bayside number 8 and was soundly impressed if you can excuse the pun. Anyway the movie helped with the big screen and really excellent sound was better than I had expected it to be. Sure it is the same old story have seen in Stigmata and others but still I found it entertaining two hours well worth the money spent on the movie ticket. Also in nice form was Arnold Schwarzenegger, the first time on screen since the disastrous Batman & Robin. The opening sequence with Arnie tethered precariously on a rope being dragged through the air by a helicopter while chasing the assassin was some of the best stunt work I have seen in a while. This highly charged opening set the scene for a number of other big action scenes to follow. Stand out scenes are the subway and the attack on the girl's house. Arnold also looked very cool with his Miami Vice stubble, and his arms bulked nicely. It is nice to see him in such excellent shape after the heart operations he has been through. Gabriel Byrne, as the Devil did not do much for me I must say. Other actors such as Robert De Niro and Al Pacino who have taken on the role of the Devil have spoiled me with their great performances in the past. Still End of Days works well as an action movie. Be warned that it has high levels of excessive violence which might upset some sensitive viewers. I have also already pre-ordered my DVD due for release middle next year sometime. On a final note now that the millennium is almost finished what other plot devices will movie makers have to conjure up to awaken the primeval fear we have about the ending of the second millennium? But then all informed people will now that the new millennium only starts in 2001. I would rate it at 75% as we have really not had any really stand out big action blockbuster movies this year.
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