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On their own, fantasy and horror are two of the most beloved genres in all forms of media and fiction. Combine the two, add a high concept of smugness that opens the doors to a lot of action, and something at least useful should emerge, right? The answer appears to be a resounding no, if we base our hypothesis entirely on the 2020 reception. fallen angels.
A 2.9/10 user average on IMDb is bad enough, but the film’s most damning indictment comes from Rotten Tomatoes users. In the aggregation site, the general public tends to reduce panoramic projects much more, but in the case of fallen angelsno one unlucky enough to have wasted their time on the movie has left a single positive response.
However, Prime Video subscribers are made of tougher stuff and a lot more forgiving, after the maligned mashup managed to land a spot on the platform’s global most-watched list, according to FlixPatrol. There’s a halfway decent concept, but it’s all lost to the rigors of creepy bargain cinema, even if an on-demand revival is happening as we speak.
The main character, obviously named Gabriel, is reunited with his former colleagues in the demon hunting business after the death of his wife. Even more tragedy ensues after that, leaving the motley crew of supernatural assassins facing a battle against overwhelming odds, as the sins of the past seep into the present, leaving our intrepid hero not knowing whom to trust.
Michael Madsen also appears as a guy named Balthazar, just to give you a hint of what Amazon customers have been dealing with.