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|The Prophecy - Forsaken|
Actors: Kari Wuhrer, Jason Scott Lee, John Light, Jason London, Tony Todd
Director: Joel Soisson
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
With hot stars Jason Scott Lee (DRACULA II: ASCENSION, DRACULA III: LEGACY), Kari Wuhrer (THE PROPHECY: UPRISING, HELLRAISER: DEADER), and Doug Bradley (THE PROPHECY: UPRISING, HELLRAISER franchise) back for more supernatu... more »
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A good entry in the series - but nothing all that special
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 12/10/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The idea of angels being jealous of soul-possessing human beings goes back a long way, all the way back to Lucifer's fall from heaven, and the Prophecy series has explored this theme like no other series before it. The world of these films is one of extreme moral ambiguity, in which angels and devils defy their stereotypes in such a way that, here in Prophecy: Forsaken, the protagonist, God's chosen servant to protect an ancient book of immeasurable knowledge, seeks help from Satan against a horde of God's "holy" angels. Those angels, led by Stark (Tony "Candyman" Todd) are working desperately to stop Armageddon, and the knowledge they seek is the AntiChrist's name.
Allison (Kari Wuhrer) was chosen to safeguard the knowledge the angels seek, and that puts her in a lot of danger. Her only ally is the man charged with killing her (the angels can't afford to get their own hands dirty for fear of what their Father - who, by the way, is completely absent from all of these films and really needs to come back and get his heavenly house in order - would surely do to them) - which makes Dylan (Jason Scott Lee) less than dependable in any given situation. Satan (John Light) is essentially the voice of reason and logic in this film; while he has his own agenda, he's also a pretty good source of information on angelic politics. The big question is why Stark, among the most high-ranking of angels, wants to keep Armageddon from happening - well, it's not that hard of a question, but it surely takes Allison a good while to figure it out.
Prophecy: Forsaken is a good movie that stands pretty well on its own two feet, but there's just nothing special about it - nothing that makes it stand out or takes it anywhere close to "must see" territory. The roots of the movie's theology don't run very deep, there's really not much action or climactic material worked into its 75 minute run time, and no one comes through with a tour de force acting job (although Tony Todd is quite effective and menacing in his role). And - despite what you may read elsewhere - Doug Bradley is not in this film (although he was in Prophecy: Uprising), so my fellow Pinhead fans shouldn't look for him here."
kane | 10/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had mixed feelings about these further Prophecy sequels when I first heard about them. I was a big fan of the first three movies and of Walken's Gabriel. The original trilogy seemed like it would be a hard act to follow, but I'm very happy to say that Prophecy 4 & 5 are surprisingly good sequels. Prophecy fans should give 'em a shot."
Stay tuned for part 6...
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 10/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Forsaken" is the sequel to the film "Prophecy - Uprising", continuing the story of Angels and the Devil fighting of a magic book that foretells the future.
I recommend Uprising which has a good plot and is a very well put together film. Forsaken is not as good but you could do alot worse ("Crossbones" anyone?). The main problems: Kari Wuhrur bad acting - she has too many lines in this film. Also, Jason Scott Lee's throw away character (I'm sure he'll get a bigger role in the next film). The good points: I like Tony Todd, his performance was good and the Doug Bradley's performance was good as well.
This film is worth seeing, I would wait for part 6 and then watch all three Prophecy sequels together."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This fifth entry in the ongoing PROPHECY series seems a little incoherent at times, and was supposedly filmed at the same time the fourth film was made, but held for separate release. Once again, lovely Allison (Kari Wuhrer) is still protecting the Lexacon with a little help from the devil himself (the magnetic John Light). This time, a bad angel named Stark (Tony Todd in a swaggering performance) has hired a hitman (mediocre Jason Scott Lee) to off the girl and retrieve the book. Stark wants it because the last page contains the name of the Antichrist who will spawn Armageddon. Stark doesn't want Armageddon because it will give God more holy souls that survive; Satan WANTS Armageddon because he too will get the bad guys that don't. Light is very good as Satan, combining a boyishly charming demeanor, but simmering with evil beneath. With his swaggering self confidence and physical attributes, Light might have made a wiser choice to fill Pierce Brosnan's shoes as James Bond? Anyway, he is a strong presence in these films and hopefully if there's a sixth, he'll have more to do."