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YMMV / The Omen (1976)

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Upon rewatching the original movie, Robert Thorn is a cold and distant father, which can ask two questions: is he this way towards Damien because Damien is a naturally unlovable child (just by nature of being the Antichrist), or is it because of the relationship between the father and the son that Damien is going to be more inclined towards becoming evil? Or is it because he's fully aware that Damien isn't even his son, not by birth at least, and there's something about that which is subconsciously making him act distant?
  • Awesome Music: The ominous and chilling "Ave Satani".
    • The entire score in general, composed by Jerry Goldsmith is one amazingly creepy cue after another. So good it won him an Academy Award.
  • Memetic Mutation: The "Ave Satani" theme from the original film has frequently been used whenever someone wants to portray a character as The Antichrist or some other form of ultimate evil.
  • Narm: Father Brennan's death can come across as this. He has time to dodge the falling spike, but rather than move, he raises his hands, lets out a Big "NO!", and is impaled.
  • Signature Scene: The maid committing suicide by noose in front of Damien's party. "Look at me Damien... it's all for you!"
  • Values Dissonance: That Katherine would need Robert's consent to have an abortion can be shocking to modern viewers. Similarly, the freedom with which Katherine's psychologist discusses her mental health with Robert.


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