A Week In Film #024: Early summer sun, late spring showers, still silent policemen

Damien: Omen II title screen

Damien: Omen II
Haven’t seen this since the original trilogy was shown late night on ITV in about 1990. By now our devil child is enrolled in military academy alongside his cousin. It’s all about puberty, ‘I don’t understand what’s happening to me’ and shit. Some good scenes (one shamelessly stolen from The Birds, another is familiar to viewers of The Dead Zone) and a creepy teen Damien. Lance Henriksen does a good (actually, make that bad) turn as a platoon sergeant.

Omen III: The Final Conflict title screen

Omen III: The Final Conflict
By now our antihero is a suave and handsome businessman, completely self-aware and ready to fuck shit up. Sam Neill is deliciously satanic. Mostly it’s all a bit hammy, though.

True Colors title screen

True Colors
John Cusack and James Spader as chalk-and-cheese best buds from college from opposite ends of the social spectrum whose lives diverge, morally and professionally. Dark, but could have been darker. The class prejudices are very distasteful.

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