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Revelation Review

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Hacker James D'Arcy competes with ninja-like Knights Templar, led by Udo Kier, to track down a sacred relic.

★★★★★

This ambitious horror/adventure drama revisits the territory of 'The Omen' with an added emphasis on cutting-edge Biblical archaeology, historical conspiracies and DNA research.

Hacker James D'Arcy competes with ninja-like Knights Templar, led by Udo Kier (who seems to control the Vatican, the E.U. and the Pentagon), to track down a sacred relic. Terence Stamp and Celia Imrie - D'Arcy's parents - get hung from hooks early on, leaving our hero with only wild-haired alchemist Natasha Wightman as an ally.

The plot unfolds in random snatches, with a great deal of running about Europe in search of clues concealed in churches, as sides are drawn up for a battle between Christ and Antichrist that paves the way for a sequel.

Not as enthralling as the premise suggests, it’s a little over-ambitious but nevertheless bulids nicely to its showdown.

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