Reviewed by Alicia Glass
Studio: First Look International
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Gregory Widen
Review Rating: 8
Pursued by other Archangels, Angel Gabriel heads to Earth to claim a dark soul that will change the balance of the war for Heaven.
Despite the progressively-getting-worse sequels, the original Prophecy movie is a world unto itself. Starring greats like Christopher Walken as Angel Gabriel, Viggo Mortensen (yes, that guy) as Lucifer, even Eric Stoltz as Angel Simon, the film presents us a much darker side to the story of the Angel war for Heaven. Most of us know of the original war, where Lucifer rose up against God and was cast down into Hell for his pride. What we don’t know, what the film presents us with, is that the war for Heaven has continued, and Angel Gabriel who is now more or less in charge, wants to stack the odds in his favor. Angel Simon, knowing of Gabriel’s intended plans, forsakes his wings and comes to Earth first, to hopefully capture the dark warrior soul before anyone else can. Chased by other Angels sent by Gabriel, Simon ends up hiding the dark soul in the frail body of a young Native American girl, ironically named Mary (Moriah Shining Dove Snyder). Thomas Dagget (Elias Koteas), formerly of the priesthood and now of the police, chasing down leads on the dead Angel they have on ice in the morgue, encounters Mary and her teacher Katherine (Virginia Madsen). With visits from the Devil himself, time running out and Angels converging on all sides, Dagget and Katherine have to figure out how to save Mary and themselves from both Heaven and Hell!
Did you know Angels make zombies to be their own personal chauffeurs, what with the whole Anachronistic “can’t drive” thing? Or that Math is the key to the universe? Or how about, that Angels are hermaphroditic? All these things and more one can learn, from a very fine film with a fantastic cast, that explores the dark side of Angels and their legacy here on Earth.