Megiddo: Omega Code 2 release this weekend!

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I'm curious to hear from all the fans anticipating the release of Megiddo: Omega Code 2 this weekend. If this sequel is half as good as the first one, it will only be better! So, let's hear some discussion on one of the sleeper hits of this year, guys.
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If this sequel is half as good as the first one, it will only be better!
I'm really trying, but it's starting to hurt.

I never did catch the first one, and had no idea a sequel was coming. I always liked Michael York, and was interested in checking Omega Code out, but just never got around to it. Is this sequel being released to theaters, or straight to video?
 

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Can't agree about Omega Code (unless you were kidding to begin with). Inane drivel. If O.C. II is only half as good as the first one, then it will be right up there with Plan 9 From Outer Space or The Brain.

To each his own, I guess.
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I thought the trailer was supposed to be online, but I'm getting bounces
Frankly, this can only be agonzingly bad, especially because Michael Biehn has now joined the "oh man I need work" cast.
I'll rent this for sure, if it's half as funny/bad as the first one or Left Behind, I'll have a good time

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If this sequel is half as good as the first one, it will only be better!
A truer statement was probably never made...

Is Master Thespian, Casper Van Dien, in the sequel?
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Fortunately, someone caught on before I got back to this thread...
 

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First off Megiddo opens in to theaters in limited release on Sept. 21st. Check www.8x.com for information and the official movie site.
I was pleasantly surprised by 'The Omega Code.' I even thought the Goodtimes DVD was pretty good for this film. Priced right with its innovative packaging and decent features (only dolby digital 2.0 widescreen but not anamorphic). The Christian community has traditionally lacked both the budget and production values associated with typical film releases (and yes offered some stinkers)...though with the success of 'Omega Code' at the box office and the 'Left Behind' book and dvd/vhs sales we are seeing a deeper investment to reach a growing audience. For a $8 million budget I felt 'Omega Code' did exceptional. Yes Van Dien was way over the top...but York was quite nice as the villian and will return in 'Megiddo.' It will be interesting to see Biehn a favorite from all those great James Cameron movies. Hopefully production values will be stepped up a bit with the larger budget. I even saw a segment on AMC's 'Cinema Secrets' with the destruction of the Colosseum from 'Megiddo.'
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I was actually pleasantly surprised by the first half of OC, but extremely let down by the second half. I am not Christian myself, but do have an appreciation -- even somewhat of a fascination -- for biblical prophecy.
What I was hoping for was a clever manifestation of Revelation -- some way of fulfillment that doesn't involve holy intervention on an obvious level but instead through an unexpected (serendipitous) interpretation of the prophecies that involved triumph of the human spirit. But no ... instead all I got was -- pardon the pun -- Deus ex Machina.
Nothing spoils a movie more than a cheap ending like what was given in Omega Code.
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Well, THE OMEGA CODE does a very good job of explaining the Book of Revelation. But I can see why if you don't know about the Bible you would find the story silly. It's better than LEFT BEHIND to me .
 

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When you say "know the Bible" are you saying "know it and believe in it" or "know it's history?" They are two very different things, you know. Biblical scholars have rightly shown Revelations to be a code, but it was more so that what was considered heretical texts could be passed about under the unsuspecting noses of the Romans, who didn't take kindly to such writings. Or am I thinking of "Left Behind." I mix up my apocolyptical movies from time to time.
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Guys, I think we're skating very close to a war of (dare I say) biblical proportions. Keep to the discussion of the quality of the movie, NOT it's religious adherence
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"First off", the premiere is this weekend, on the 7th.
As far as my opinion, I stand my initial statement.
 

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If you read the Book of Revealtion you'll find it hard to understand. But LEFT BEHIND & THE OMEGA CODE explains it.
It's the Middle East confilct that seems to apply to today.
Just remember whoever brings peace to the Middle East is the.....
 

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Let's keep the discussion focus on the film itself and not an analysis about the Bible or the Book of Revelation. Thank you.
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Crawdaddy...
You said it, boy!
Next time this heads down the wrong road....
it get squashed!
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Well hell yeah I'm excited! It's got Gunnery Sargeant Hartman in it!!! (R. Lee Ermey).
"So you're the Anti-Christ! Well let me tell you something, you little maggot! I've got your name! I'VE GOT YOUR ASS! You will not lead the world you little scumbag, I will teach you! You might be the son of Satan to the rest of the world, but to me, you are a puke! You are the lowest form of life on earth!"
 

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From the president of 8x Films, courtesy of the Meggido website:
" So as to be sensitive to a grieving nation, we have examined the possibility of delaying the release of Megiddo. After much staff prayer and consultation with pastors, we are convinced that we must stay on schedule to release Megiddo around the world. The overwhelming consensus is that we are releasing a movie containing an answer to the question that we did not even know would be asked.
The horrible tragedy that was September 11, 2001 has left our national leaders uttering statements like "We are witnessing the battle of good versus evil," and "Is this the end of the world?" - sublimely echoing Megiddo's tag line, "In the beginning…the end had a name." Millions around the country are turning to prayer and are calling on God as our only hope.
We know that the heart of God weeps over the suffering of His people. He does not crush buildings with His hand nor blow airplanes off their course with His breath. Yet in the midst of tragedy, God in his ultimate love and compassion is seeking to give an answer for hurting people everywhere. Gener8Xion Entertainment is humbled to think that twenty-four months ago the production of a project was set into motion that we now pray He can use to this purpose.
Who could have foreseen that on September 21 we would be releasing a motion picture dealing with events prophesied in the Bible that are shockingly similar to what this nation has just experienced? Who could have foreseen that it would be a motion picture that rallies the resiliency and determination of the American people in the midst of catastrophe?
Megiddo offers the hope of an ultimate triumph over all acts of evil and presents a glorious future without sorrow, fear or pain. It's God's very nature to open His arms and embrace a world that through its weeping, anger, and despair is questioning "Why?"
In the fullness of time, God may have prepared Megiddo to be an answer.
Out of tribulation…hope arises.
Know that we are praying for all of you."
Sincerely,
Matthew Crouch
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No point here really. Just found it interesting. Here's the link:
http://www.8x.com/films/megiddo/
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Mr. Crouch talks the talk, but he classily hasn't changed the content of his one-sheet-- which, as displayed in the LA Times' Sunday Calendar section, has images of violent warfare (tanks, rockets, explosions) straight out of a video game. Like most hypocrites, he claims his film represents hope while it really glorifies violence and mayhem in the name of God.
I watched about a third of the first film and felt a sense of deep loss... that Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot weren't silhoutted in front of the screen talking to this obvious turkey. I feel sorry for the actors in this sequel-- it's clear that when they get down to this point that they're so poor that they must not be eating anything but Ramen Noodles anymore.
 

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I just read the premiere in CA has been cancelled.
"The following was just announced Monday Night September 17th from TBN, I assume it is accurate:
In light of the tragic events of last week, the premier of
"Megiddo" in Hollywood, scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, has been cancelled so as not to seem celebratory.
Instead, a special prayer service has been scheduled for this Tuesday evening at TCCI in Costa Mesa, CA during the live "Praise the Lord" program starting at 7:00 p.m (PDT).
We encourage everyone to watch and invite you to attend the
special prayer service for our nation instead."
Mark says:
"Like most hypocrites, he claims his film represents hope while it really glorifies violence and mayhem in the name of God."
Where specifically in the film does this occur? Thank you.
I watched 'The Omega Code' on DVD again last night (btw it is 5.1 DD) and while there are some points to nitpick (some cheesy dialog, over-acting, plot fill scenes) I am again very impressed with the final product esp considering its very modest $7.2 million budget. A wholly entertaining and quite gripping feature esp for the Christian market. Matt Crouch is right in saying there is a whole group of people out there wanting (and willing to pay) for wholesome, thought provoking movie entertainment. I truly hope 'Megiddo' continues with a good script with a firm Biblical basis, strong acting (looking forward to York and Biehn) and good special effects. With the higher budget I'm sure alot more was able to be allocated to SFX. But I'm still impressed with the SFX in 'Omega Code.' I think they did an excellent job of using the SFX to further the story and putting the 'money' (little they had) in the right places.
 

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