Worthwhile fantasy-horror movie, this one. God has lost his faith in mankind (who can blame Him, eh?). He sends a plague of demons/angels to finish us off. Good old Saint Michael the archangel rebels against ‘the big G’, however, and sides with mankind. The showdown all takes place at the ‘Paradise Falls’ diner in the USA (well, where else would you expect it to happen?). Dennis Quaid is the owner of said diner, and quite convivial until a demon starts to eat all his customers. (Yes, it becomes a bit of a zombie movie in the middle.)
Saint Michael is played by the bloke who was the naturalist in Master and Commander. Not sure what his name is, but he doesn’t do a bad job. Be warned, the film is far from perfect – the first 20mins are fairly redundant (what passes for characterisation in a Hollywood movie, methinks) and there isn’t a single joke in the whole thing (even though it’s begging for it). Oh, and of course there’s a ridiculous right-wing evangelist message throughout, but the fight between Gabriel and Saint Michael make it all forgiveable. In summary, a score of 6 out of 10 from me.