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Fallen (2006/ABC Family/Image DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: C-



Need a fantasy tale about a war between good and killer angels?  Fallen (2006) is a TV Mini-Series that has future Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley as a half-human, half-angel character who only finds out who he really is when he turns 18 and some not so nice people/evil angels out to do major damage are taken off guard by his personal revelation.  Unfortunately, it is a clichéd revelation and this is boring.


From digital wings to swords made of fire that look more like rejected light saber ideas from Star Wars, the acting is bad, storyline ludicrous, action sequences (if you can call them that laughable) and look of the whole thing dull and unmemorable.  The great cinematographer Mikael Salomon gave up his first calling to become a director, but he has only managed journeyman status at best.  This is sadly his nadir and I like his work.  Tom Skerritt (Alien) is wasted among the cast of unknowns in a nonsense role of a visionary homeless man (another cliché) and has even done better such genre work on TV (The Devil’s Platform episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker) and seems out of place the whole time.


This is a curio you are better skipping unless you are a big fan of either Wesley or Skerritt and writer Sara B. Cooper (from the Tom Sniegoski book) has done much better work herself.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is good, but not great with some softness throughout and no surprises.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is also passable, but nothing to write home about.  It can even be too loud and awkwardly mixed.  The only extra is a trailer.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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