YMMV: End of Days

  • Complete Monster: This incarnation of Satan is nothing but pure evil. Every millennium he escapes from Hell in a bid to destroy the world by fathering The Antichrist and opening a portal to his own domain. He commits many atrocities over the course of the film for very little reason or just for fun. In his opening scene he possesses a New York businesman, makes out with his friend's wife in front of him, then blows up the crowded restaurant they were in. He later ditches the host when the body is close to death. He happily murders his minions and random strangers to blow off steam; crucifies a priest to a ceiling and later massacres a roomful of them; burns someone alive after the victim refused to kill his best friend; tries to rape the girl who was chosen to carry his offspring; and forces the hero Jericho Caine to relive the murder of his wife and child after he refuses to help the Devil in his plans.
  • Evil Is Cool: Blame the casting.
  • Genius Bonus: One of the first things that Satan does upon arriving on Earth is to have a threesome with a mother and her daughter. This is something the Bible specifically mentions as a big no-no, so it's understandably something that the Devil would delight in doing.
  • Ham and Cheese: Gabriel Byrne's performance.
  • Memetic Mutation: You'll usually see "I vuld like to talk to yew about Thomas A-qui-nas" and "You want to fuck with me?!..." on most Arnold soundboards. A lot of them also remove the "with" in the latter quote.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Satan crosses the line in his very first scene to establish what a monstrous piece of work he is. He possesses a New York banker while the man is having dinner with some friends, then makes out with a woman in front of her husband and threatens him to shut up with a Death Glare. He doesn't stop there, as he promptly leaves the crowded resteaurant and blows up the whole place for no reason at all, killing everyone inside.
  • So Bad, It's Good: This is the cult film that was given a score of 33 out of 100 according to Metacritic.