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Peter Hyams 'End Of Days' is an average Horror flick, that begins superbly, but ends up ordinarily. However, A highly energetic Arnold Schwarzenegger, gives his best shot.
'End Of Days' takes place in 1999. And during the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. And now, It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.
The idea is interesting, and considering it's a Horror, you expect to get chills down your spine. Andrew W. Marlowe's writing in the first hour manages to hold your attention. However, the writing falls in the second hour. It begins to lack the bite, and the culmination, though well-shot, doesn't meet the expectations. Peter Hyams directs this tale nicely. Cinematography & Editing deserve a mention.
Performance-Wise: Schwarzenegger gives his best shot, and tries his best to hold your attention, even when the writing gets weak. Gabriel Byrne as Satan, is passable. Robin Tunney does a sincere job. Kevin Pollak, CCH Pounder & Derrick O'Connor are able.
On the whole, A One-Time Watch.
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