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The Omega Code



The Omega Code
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If you didn't get enough sleep last night, go check out "The Omega Code" - you'll have a good excuse to take a nice two-hour nap.

"Boring" is the operative word here. A bunch of unknown - and, for the most part, unremarkable- actors play uninteresting, see-through characters lost in a silly and predictable plot.

Dr. Gillen Lane (Caspar Van Dien) plays a guru who appears on talk shows promoting his book. His particular gimmick is a book explaining the Omega Code - a code in the bible that interprets your life for you based on your name. (They don't give specifics, but it sounds like a crazy cousin of numerology.) It also predicts what will happen to the world as a whole, but some important factors (this part was rather unclear) are missing, so Gillen doesn't know everything yet. (Meaning that he doesn't know if the world will come to an end or what.) Meanwhile, Gillen has personal problems (he doesn't pay enough attention to his wife and she feels neglected).

Soon Gillen gets mixed up with a seemingly benevolent man who turns out to be an evil "I want to rule the world" type. (I think he's supposed to embody Satan or the anti-Christ or something like that, but again, it's pretty vague.) Anyway, he tricks and manipulates Gillen and several other important people, and soon he's all set to put some unclearly defined evil plans into motion.

The movie ends (yes I'm telling the ending but I'm not really giving any big surprise away) with a computer printout of the final part of the Omega code. Guess what it says? "0000 - Dawn of a New Millennium". Well, duh - was anyone out there unaware that next year starts a new millennium? They don't even tell you what happens in that new millennium - although by that time Mr. Evil has been defeated, so it seems safe to say that things probably turn out for the better. This is yet another T.H.E. (Typical Hollywood Ending) alert.

My Rating = One Star

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