The angel Michael (Paul Bettany, Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), Iron Man) comes to Earth to protect an unborn child, the key to the survival of humanity, from being killed by his fellow angels, who are following God’s orders to eliminate man from the world. The premise of this movie is nothing new (for a similar, and far better movie, check out The Prophecy), and little else in the film is either. This is actually a somewhat enjoyable movie for the most part, however, in spite of the largely poor acting (Dennis Quaid even phones this one in). There are some pretty cool scenes and special effects (yes, the ones shown in the television spots and trailers) and the build up is decent.
Then you get the final half hour, which is a complete disaster and very poorly executed. Seldom do I say the ending of a movie ruins the rest of it, but in this case, that is exactly what happens. If you must watch this film, I recommend turning it off just after the mother tells the daughter off and imagine to yourself how the rest of the movie will turn out…. whatever you think, it probably will not be as bad as what actually happens.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5