ARNOLD WINS, AUDIENCE LOSES
Mary Burkin is an actress/lawyer/writer who lives in Burbank and works
Is your life so pleasant that you want to see a gruesome, moronic
movie just for a change of pace? Do you think your money is well-spent if
your only comment to your friends at the end of a film is “Duh-huh?” Then
go watch Arnold fightSatan.
I really like all the actors in “End of Days,” so I hate to mention
they were in it.
It’s too late for Halloween, totally inappropriate for Christmas, and
unwilling to stretch a little further to gain cult status. In case you
didn’t know, the score is Arnold 1, Satan 0.
A GREAT RIDE OR A SWELL WRECK
Jeff Klemzak of La Crescenta owns a roofing business.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a troubled, hi-tech, rent-a-cop who
stumbles onto a Satanic plot that is destined to bring about the “End of
He takes it upon himself to protect a young woman who has been chosen
by Satan to bear his child, and if old Lucifer gets to her before
midnight Dec. 31, 1999, “all hell” breaks loose.
It breaks loose anyway as Arnie tangles with the devil in vintage
Schwarzenegger style, replete with explosions, car crashes, grisly
homicides, and a really swell train wreck.
This story is pure hokum, but if you can set that aside and suspend
disbelief over and over again, you’ll find “End of Days” a great ride.