The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005)
Main cast: Kari Wuhrer (Allison), Jason Scott Lee (Dylan), John Light (the Devil), Jason London (Simon), and Tony Todd (Stark)
Director: Joel Soisson


This very short fifth entry into the The Prophecy franchise is best treated as an epilogue to the much more superior previous movie The Prophecy: Uprising because it serves to wrap loose ends up. It does not stand alone well as a movie in its own right. Therefore, it is best to watch the previous movie first. Then again, I'd recommend that you watch the previous movie and stop right there, heh, and don't bother with this one.

Allison is still on the run with the Lexicon, but the larger forces are moving for another round of fun. It is nearly time for the name of the Antichrist to be revealed in the Lexicon, so the pursuit of Allison has intensified. This time around, it is the angel known as Stark who wants the Lexicon. Because an angel is bound by law not to take the life of a human being, Stark has Dylan, a hitman, to do his job for him. Dylan does not play his role willingly. But given that he is going to hell should he die for being a hitman and Stark threatens him with damnation unless he becomes Stark's good boy, he has no choice but to go along even if he doesn't trust Stark's promise to "give a good word" on his behalf. Oh no, how will Allison get out of this mess now?

The movie starts pretty promisingly, with the Devil causing a young girl to run in front of a bus just so that she can pass a message to Allison in a most melodramatic manner, but as the movie drags on, things become boring. It becomes clear soon enough that Dylan doesn't want to kill Allison and Stark can't kill Allison, so there is not much suspense here, just plenty of the poor gal running around while Stark shouts like an impotent loony.

The bright spark in this lackluster movie is John Light's portrayal of the Devil. I especially love the way Mr Light's expression flashes across his face. On Allison's side, although she must not, of course, count on his help or even trust him, the Devil nonetheless cannot stop his own loathing and envy of human beings from showing on his face as he coaches Allison onto discovering the real reason why angels hate humans - the angels are jealous that humans, not them, are God's favorites. Looking at the Devil, it becomes apparent that the angels aren't the only ones with issues about God getting too fond of men. I also love his delicious repartees with Allison.

But the Devil doesn't show up enough here, so the movie just doesn't measure up to the movie that came before it.

Rating: 65


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