In this sequel to Omega Code 1 , the battle continues up to the highest governmental offices of the United States, where one man (Michael York) is challenged to reveal the true nature of the beast. Enhanced DVD includes ad... more »ditional features and footage and is captioned in English. 106 minutes.« less
Steven Hancock | Winston Salem, NC United States | 10/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing THE OMEGA CODE, which I gave three stars for very little drama and cheesy visual effects, I found this to be a very refreshing look at the time which will be coming. For a film that cost only $20 Million to make, the film has awesome visual effects, and plenty of 'em. The storytelling was very different, actually putting in a good amount of characterization and plot. It is at times dramatic, and at times terrifying. The acting was very good (Michael York is MUCH better as Stone Alexander in this film than in THE OMEGA CODE). Michael Biehn gives the best performance of his career as David Alexander, Stone's brother. Anybody who liked THE OMEGA CODE, or like movies with excitement, drama, and mind-riveting storytelling, will love this movie. I guarantee it! Grade: A+"
A Little Surprised.
usareader | 09/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kudos to the producers and writers of this screenplay who managed to avoid the pit-falls of this movie's predecessor - Omega Code. Production values, greatly increased in this attempt, and a human story-line which lasts virtually throughout the first 2/3's of the movie, help to carry it along. More sophisticated writing, editing and directing make the experience far more engaging, while the holes in plot and realism (still present on occasion) are kept to a minimum. While the "Omega Code" suffered greatly from hammy acting, "Megiddo" stars shine, including the performances of each actor who played the Beast at various ages (with deference to Michael York's wonderful portrayal), a superb performance by Gabrielle (the Beast's Christian wife) and young David (brother to the Beast). For technical quality, the first half of the movie seems to have shaken the problems inherant to "Omega." The score was greatly and pleasantly improved the first half, yet regressed the latter during heightened battle scenes. While the final battle scene is visually anti-climatic and long, the anticipated destination of the Beast keeps genuine interest till the end. "Megiddo" may be the best blatantly "Christian" work to date and is worth the trip for the story. Don't go expecting it to be incredible, but perhaps maybe a little surprised."
"the battle for the souls of men"
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 04/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This possible scenario of the Last Days is outrageously entertaining, with a script that delights after many viewings, and some fine performances.
It starts in 1960: Stone Alexander (the anti-christ) is the son of a media magnate, a horrid child who almost succeeds in immolating his baby brother. Ten years pass and we see him as a young (meaner and leaner) cadet, and then 25 years later, he appears as a full-blown menace, in the form of Michael York. Ten more years pass, and as the Chancellor of the United World Union, York makes the most of this part, and has some delicious dialogue; there is his sacrament, "This is my flesh, made foul with sin, etc...", and best of all, in a speech in Africa, where he is like Jimmy Swaggart in his heyday, with the words twisted inside-out. It is a brilliant piece of scripting and acting.Others in the cast that are noteworthy are Diane Venora, an actress who has never received her dues, is wonderful as Stone's wife, Michael Biehn is good as his brother, the president of the U.S., Udo Kier lurks about as "The Guardian", and R.Lee Ermey is marvelous as President Benson.
There are lovely scenes of Rome, and some of the sets are clever, like the old diner with a sign that reads "Hamburger $ 15.00, with cheese, $ 20.00". Nothing like world chaos to bring about a little inflation.
Not all the effects and battle scenes are believable, and it is far from being a "movie masterpiece", but if you are interested in Bible prophesy plots, this is a film that is fascinating as well as a loads of fun."
Not what I expected.
Alejandra Vernon | 03/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I liked Omega Code but after hearing about a sequal/remake I was skeptical because any sequal, especially a sequal to a christian movie is bound to not be as good as the first one. Though I was VERY suprised with what I saw in Meggido. The storyline included more biblical concepts than the first and the storyline was better. It seemed they rushed things just a little bit in places. I think they should've showed Antichrit's grip on the world more and David's salvation seemed rushed and it suprised me that he got saved after hearing a few passages out the Second Coming out of the bible. But the effects in this movie are absolutly amazing! They're just as good as any other movie out there. The only special effects shot I didn't like was hell, it looked kind of fake but Satan looked So real. This movie is said to be the best apocolyptic movie ever made, which is what they said about Left Behind which was a bunch of baloney, but it's true about this movie. This is a must get movie to add to your collection and if you're still skeptical you can always rent it."
Best Film yet on subject.
OSI | Portland, OR. | 08/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having seen many of the reviews for this film and being a script-writer, i think i can offer some guidance.
First off, I have seen written that the acting for these roles is rediculous. It must be noted that the anti-christ will be genuinely arragant and an ego-mainiac, and York portrays this well.
Another complaint is the dialogue. I only found one truly poor piece of dialogue, spoken by Beihn, "The Lord he gives, (cocks gun) the Lord he takes away, " which was somewhat inappropriate for the setting. There was, however, a great line of dialogue for York's Anti-christ. When Beihn's character states, "You don't have a chance in hell." York states, with
emphasis, "Oh, I always have a chance in hell, david." Very well done. Special effects were almost always good or better,
although "Satan" was obviously CGI created.
I believe the main thing that fought against this film was the first Omega Code film. The first one was honestly, almost laughable, the dialogue was rediculous constantly. This film was truly better and it would have fared much better, if it has been released or made first, and the original "omega Code" would have fared better being released second, even though it is sub-par. This is sad, for this second film is a big step up in every department. It is, at the least, a big step in the right direction.
I would certainly recommend it to people. I would caution parents, concerning the satanic rights sequences, as they could be deemed intense."