HOUSE OF FALLEN

 

THE PLOT THUS FAR

A mysterious group known as “The Twelve” makes war with the Grigori…fallen angels who walk the earth. House of Fallen is loosely based on the Book of Enoch.

 

WHAT WE THOUGHT

This spooky, mystery-laden thriller combines three related tales involving the Watchers, a group of fallen angels who inhabit the Earth disguised as humans, but who must eventually defend themselves against an ancient evil determined to destroy them. Basically, it’s a “Left Behind” plot mixed together with a piss-poor take on a John Constantine adventure. While Director/Co-Writer Robert Stephens is able to mine some few choice FX moments from the mess, there’s little to be had in terms of story.

How many times do we need to keep seeing the same story over and over again? Angels and demon figures fighting it out over biblical trappings that most Judeo-Christians have long since forgotten after house of listening to Talk Radio. The FX are really strong for a film that could not have been shot on more than 100,000 dollars. The whole angels in disguise thing also seems to fade away about halfway into the movie, as it becomes more about the race to the resolution. Oh well, I tire of beating up on a movie like this.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is sharp enough with very little extra definition given to people in the background. Still, the Dolby 5.1 track could’ve done a lot more to keep dialogue from being stepped on. But, when was the last time you watched a cheapie horror movie for the dialogue? I’d recommend a rental.

RELEASE DATE: 08/23/2011

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