Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Fallen Ones|
Actors: Casper Van Dien, Kristen Miller, Geoffrey Lewis, Navid Negahban, Scott Whyte
Director: Kevin VanHook
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Archaeologist Matt Fletcher uncovers a hidden tomb containing the mummy of a giant that's been buried since the time of the great flood in the Bible. Now, Matt has to stop a Fallen Angel who has come to earth to revive the... more »
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Feels like a bigger film
That Horror Guy "Bill" | Lincoln, NE USA | 09/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit that when I sat down to watch this, I thought it was going to be the typical SCI-FI movie with a monster tearing somebody in half every five minutes. It was surprisingly good. Probably the best thing I've seen Casper Van Dien do since Starship Troopers and it's pretty funny. I would have liked to see more mummys (mummies?), but the scenes with them are pretty cool. The extras on the DVD are pretty interesting. The thing I kept coming back to was that this felt like a bigger film. I wonder if it was supposed to be in theaters.
All in all, a pretty decent creature feature."
Typical SciFi channel sludge
IrnMdn00 | Not in a Red State, unfortunately | 02/10/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"For a channel that continually gives us such tripe as "Mosquito" and "Bugs", "The Fallen Ones" is far from the worst that the SciFi channel has to offer. But as with most of their offerings, "The Fallen Ones" is devoid of a comprehensible script, Robert Wagner is horrible, and every few minutes you end up asking yourself, "What's going on here? I'm confused."
But that's Ok, because the film is marginally saved by Tom Bosley, I gotta tell ya, you can put Mr Cunningham in any kind of movie, doing any kind of role and I'm going to be entertained.
And you have to mention Caspar Van Diehm...we are living in blessed times to have this generation's John Agar meandering his way through B-movie after B-movie, he is so bad in an "Ed Wood" kind of way, that he almost makes you believe he's a credible actor.
I liked the super-sized mummy, that was good imagination, unfortunately, most of the rest of the movie was lacking."
You need to find a new way to fight.
Melancholy | Salisbury, Maryland | 12/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The opening of The Fallen Ones is an enormous, neon-lit exclamation to the world - this film is going to be dreadful and ludicrous, but by golly, we are going to do it anyway! I was simply shocked at how nonsensical and downright insulting-to-one's-intelligence a modern made-for-TV movie could be.
The Fallen Ones resembles one of those after-the-rapture/left-behind Christian films, right down to the helpful old rabbi to read us indecipherable scripture and tell us all the details left out of the bible. Perhaps the idea is that a cherubic, Yiddish-inflected, lilting old man softens the blow of seemingly interminable exposition - it doesn't. Tom Bosley will never be anything but Howard Cunningham to those currently under 65, and possibly Father Dowling to those above 65.
I love how Casper Van Dien's character throws out acromegaly as a possible excuse for the presence of a 40'-tall giant mummy in the desert of the American Southwest, while a 7'-tall actor who has the disease is actually in the first few minutes of the film (Carel Struyken, aka. 90's Lurch). And while we're on the subject, everyone is just too comfortable with this bizarre finding. It doesn't seem to shock or awe anyone as they gather around the giant corpse and banter about "whos-dig this is" or horseback riding or dam construction delays.
We could dismiss the film as silly, childish prattle made for young kids who may be scared of giants or mummies, but the seedy background story of horny angels impregnating human women and producing giant, demonic offspring is probably not suitable for younger viewers. You've been warned.
THE BIGGER THEY ARE...
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/12/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This made for Sci-Fi Channel movie harkens back somewhat to the days of the fifties cliffhanger serials. Unfortunately, it seems to take itself seriously and with a cast of bad actors and mediocre production values, it falls flat. While the premise of having giant mummies and fallen angels is initially intriguing, the poorly written script doesn't give us much different at all. Casper van Dien is stoically handsome and Kristen Miller coyingly cute, but vets Tom Bosley and Robert Wagner are pretty bad in their supporting roles. All in all, a mediocre, occasionally enjoyable romp."