After viewing the trailer for "The Prophecy" I was super pumped to see it. Being a fan of the "Supernatural" series I figured this movie was right up my alley! But, sadly, I was disappointed. Granted movies require some suspension of disbelief, but it was really hard for me to do on this one.
It started out great, had lots of potential. But they dropped the ball around the part where they introduced Mary to carry the dark soul the angels were after (The way Simon gave it to her was super creepy too O_O). They could have done so much better with the mithos they were given for this story, but they wasted it all (even Christopher Walken's potential as the angel Gabriel!). I dunno, maybe I went into this with expectations that were too high; but common! ANative American exorcism ritual for something that was obviously a christian-themed myth wtf!? They had an excellent opportunity use the background of Thomas and have him regain his faith through some sort of internal conflict and then finally caving in and performing the exorcism himself. It even seemed like they were leading up to that from the beginning by showing the detective about to get his priest-hood (or bishop-robe or whatever) before he had an episode in the church and abandoning it to become a Detective instead; then discovering Uziel's bible with the new chapter and deciphering it. But then it all kinda fell flat I felt; sure Daggett gets his faith back in the end, but it was done in a kind of "well-the-movie-is-over-lets-wrap-everything-up" way *pfffffft* lame!
On the plus side: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) as Lucifer, and Christopher Walken as Gabriel.
Maybe there's hope for it in "The Prophecy II", but I doubt it...
I give it 2 rubber angel faces out of 5.
"What do you love Gabriel?"
"Cracking your skull!"