Director: Stuart Urban

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

The pomposity throughout the lousy script can't save Revelation (2002) from it's own stupidity. Neither is it quite saved by the interesting face of Terrance Stamp & other actors of passing interest.

An ancient sect of satanic christians or masonic Templars know it's time for the devil to take over. But first they have to sacrifice a batch of children.

A bit of mayhem & actor mugging in silly scenes, some unlucky black cats, a gothic monastary, & so on, it tries to heap on ornate ingredients to hide its complete lack of substance. But the slight-of-hand fails & the fact that none of it makes any sense is never quite disguised.

It might've worked better if the talentless director hadn't tried to take it so seriously, or if the abysmal script had been given to someone with a knack for fixing stupid things. At its heart, it's about satanic cloning technology that cannot be stopped, therefore it isn't stopped. BFD. It's a science fiction version of The Omen, but without The Omen's scary conviction.

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