According to the Christian Bible, Megiddo will be
the epicenter of the apocalypse (end of the world).
Apparently, Mount Megiddo translates to Armageddon.
"Omega Code 2" begins in modern times heading toward
this catastrophic end in a future not farther than
the duration of our lifetimes.
It's the tale of a rich media mogul's two sons.
One embraces the States, eventually reaching high
political power (he's the good one). While the other
(the bad boy) raised in Europe seeks a New World
order starting with the European Union. This scenario
is eerily within the realm of present day possibility
and recent current events make the story all the more
Fairly well acted, "Megiddo" is also well cast. We
follow the brothers from little boys to grown men in
their forties or fifties. To do this, three pairs of
actors are used at three stages of their characters'
lives. In all cases, especially from young men to
older men, the uncanny resemblances create a very
appropriate sense of the ominous. Additionally the
transitions are smooth, save for a subtle
inconsistency with the Stone (Satan) character. As a
young man, his charming confidence balances perfectly
with his primal zeal for carnage. Two sides of the
same coin. However, the older Stone's character brims
with charisma while apparently inflicting pain only
when absolutely necessary and even then (with one
exception prior to climax) without the lust for
violence. My point, the devil seems inconsistent.
Failings? The music. No doubt the picture should
have been a 'B+' (possibly even a weak 'A-') with a
better score. The present audio track meanders
impotently over a strong story, diluting its effect.
Additionally, earlier on the film bogs a bit on the
dialogue, but this problem clears up soon enough.
Strong points: When Satan's incarnation swears
"I'll send my wrath" or some such threat/command, I
expected to see huge swarms of demons overwhelming
those in battle. But instead, the camera's eye
focuses on the fighting until I give up my
anticipation and realize that the fighting itself is
that wrath. There are no demons. There are only
ourselves. Whether or not you think evil is
personified in one pain in the ass character or ...
is distributed in us, among us, the point is the
same: Good or evil? ... Which will you choose to
participate in today? ... Oh, come on ... pick
There is one other hard-hitting point that current
events (September 11's terrorist attack on the US)
make remarkably sharper for Americans. In the film,
the supreme bad guy seeks to win the world's trust,
one of his first large-scale steps toward that goal
involves the military extermination of international
terrorists. What's scary is how little effect such
retaliatory strikes (successful or otherwise) have on
making the world a safer place.
The actual presentation of the tale and dialogue
play fair to midland, save for just a line or two of
indulgence into the religious. After all, the film is
based on the book of "Revelations" in the Christian
Co-written by the same fellow who helped script
Soldier" (a Van Damme flick), "Megiddo" has
the touch a feel of (and indeed is) a 'B' action
genre film. The difference -- it has a defined
point/message/focus. A strong "B."
In one of the picture's pointed lines, The devil
grins, "I love TV, it does most of my work for