1-21 - Movie Review: The PROPHECY VDimension Films
2005
R

“I love this park. Perverts and lunatics everywhere. I’m like a kid in a candy store.”

Following the secret battles between hell, heaven and the earth, Allison now possesses the Lexicon, an ancient text that can reveal when the Antichrist will appear. But renegade angels are on the hunt for the book, and the woman who holds it.

The fifth (and so far, final) film in The Prophecy series, Forsaken is really more of a sequel to the fourth movie in the series–the previous Uprising–as they were both shot back-to-back, and the story in Forsaken continues on where Uprising left off. Namely, after a brief “Previously, on The Prophecy” recap, we find Allison still in possession and protecting the self-writing book of prophecies yet to come refered to as the Lexicon, incogneto to keep it from the less-than-altruistic forces of both evil and good that want to get their grubby whatever-they-have on it.

One of these less-than-altruistic types is a mysterious guy named Stark, who hires a hitman to go after and kill Allison. Only, the hitman as a bit of a change of heart before he’s able to follow through with the job, and escapes with Allison and the Lexicon to go into hiding from Stark and all the other angels that are after the book. Lucifer is around, and explains that the book is about to reveal who the Antichrist is in a matter of hours, and everyone’s in a frenzy to see what this bit of spoilerific news is. Allison manages to escape pursuit of a couple of angels on her tail, hides out in an old church, where she’s told by a dead girl that she cannot let the angels have the book. Redundancy is redundant. She’s then betrayed by the hitman who saved her in the first place, is captured by a multitude of angels, taken before Stark who says he’s against the whole Armageddon thing and wants to kill the kid who will grow up to be Antichrist, she escapes, is pursued, learns that she’s part angel because reasons, then manages to save the day by being shot repeatedly and falling off the roof, scattering the pages of the Lexicon to the four winds, never to be collected again. The end.

Overall, I found The Prophecy: Forsaken to be…a movie. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. In the meantime, the sum of its parts can be described as “going through the motions”. Yes, it had something of an ambitious script, and the inclusion of Tony Todd and Jason Scott Lee helped a bit, but in the end this movie just kind of limped along, completely dry and somewhat forgettable once the end credits rolled. That whole twist about Allison being part angel and part human itself kinda fell flat, as most Deus Ex Machina usually does. I hate to say it, but this movie could have used more Lucifer. Specifically, the Lucifer from the previous movie. I’m not even sure Christopher Walken could have helped much. You can pass this one up, if you want. No big loss. Unless you’re OCD about these things and must watch it, then it’s not the most painful thing to sit through.

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