When an L.A. cop is assigned to the unexplainable events surrounding a recent homicide victim, he uncovers the prophecy of a heavenly war being raged on Earth by a legion of renegade angels.
The archangel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) having lost his faith in God, is determined to seize control of heaven from God's servants and humanity.
Faced by a determined grade school teacher named Katherine Hensley (Virginia Madsen) and a priest turned cop named Thomas Daggett (Elias Koteas), who fight the forces of evil to save a child's life, his battle will be a deadly one....
A good scene with Simon having a battle in a building as it looked nicely choreographed.
Good conversation between him and young Mary in an empty classroom with good shots on the two of them.
There's a comedic moment with Jerry digging up a grave along with a shot up on Gabriel standing and watching then later on jumping down as well as showing some aggressions too.
Gabriel acts aggressive towards Jerry by torturing him to death and throwing him around along with a good shot on Gabriel's hands against his face causing a flame with him screaming. All of this looked well done.
A good comedic moment with Gabriel teaching a bunch of kids how to play the trumpet.
There's a nice shot on Mary acting silent as if possessed and then showing her screaming and crying.
Good scene with Gabriel going to a front desk at a hospital and then talking to a front desk nurse telling her someone is going to die here and needs to see them as the setting is very strangely done which makes you wonder if he's going to do more damage.
A good shot looking up on supporting actress Rachel in her hospital bed coughing.
Comedic setting shot on Gabriel sitting in a diner with Rachel looking like a basket case in her hospital uniform.
There's a perfect and dark conversation between Katherine Hensley and Lucifer as he seemed very creepy talking to her.
There's a good shot on a car getting flattened with a chain and Gabriel's body double flying out of the vehicle.
A good shot with lying Thomas Daggett lying on the ground with Gabriel acting aggressive towards him.
Great shots on Thomas whacking Gabriel with a crowbar along with Lucifer talking coldly towards Gabriel.
Bottom line is that I found the film a little confusing but it was interesting by seeing fallen angels having battles with one another along with the odd dark comedy to lighten things up. However, the film is not scary as you wonder what the horror out of this is. Have have a little bit of Exorcist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and maybe the odd Fright Nightelements too. There is also good scene's with Lucifer temting others in an evil way along with his hatred against the fallen angels too.
The acting is quite fair as Christopher Walken (Gabriel) brings his darkness and humoress charm to his part as a renegade angel. He always does well with his work in shows.
Elias Koteas (Thomas Daggett) however, really bombs with his character as he doesn't make it come to life all that well like he should be.
Eric Stoltz (Simon) is good as an eccentric renegade angel in the film as I liked the energy he used with his character.
Viggo Mortensen (Lucifer) really brought his part to life as he really acted dark and demonic like. He does well by trying to tempt two of his fellow actors to come home with him.
Amanda Plummer (Rachel) really portrayed her part well as someone trying to recover from a near death incident in the hospital showinga great basket case like personality.
Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder (Mary) really brings her charm to life as the native indian girl.
Adam Goldberg (Jerry) really seemed to do well playing slacking stoner type of a character which was a little different since I saw him playing a paranoid outsider in Dazed & Confused.
There's a corpse with a heart ripped out
A heart is ripped out of Gabriel
There's some good violin playing along with nice echoey singing of a woman all composed by David C. Williams as he has every perfect touch throughout the whole score of the movie.
Lucifer: God? God is love. I don't love you.
Lucifer: [shrill whisper] I love you! I love you more than Jesus!