"Tiiiiiime, is on my s- *BLAM*. Yes it is. Thank you."
Kinda creepy, but not quite creepy enough.Fallen is a supernatural thriller based in reality. It has some good moments and good performances, but the parts don't really add up to a whole.
Denzel Washington plays Hobbes, a detective who, along with his partner Jonesey (John Goodman) is investigating a series of murders. The murderer (Elias Koteas) has been caught and summarily executed, but murders keep happening, all of them identical to the ones the murderer committed. It seems he was possessed by a fallen angel (the "Fallen" of the title) named Azazel, and he's not gonna stop. The spirit (if that's what it can be called) moves from host body to host body, a plot device that plays out in an especially eerie sequence where a street full of people seemingly threaten Hobbes, all of them at one point or another possessed by Azazel.
Fallen is all right. It's not the worst film in the world, but it's far from the best, either. Washington was an interesting choice for the role, although he's still too down to earth. Goodman is fine, although Donald Sutherland (as Washington and Goodman's superior) is a little out of place, as is Embeth Davidtz (Schindler's List) as an expert on angels and the supernatural.
Oh, and that Rolling Stones' song will get stuck in your head, making you want to go on a murderous rampage.
It's a good idea, well directed (by Gregory Hoblit of Primal Fear), but in the end the twists and turns just are too predictable. It builds up to an unsatisfying climax.Maybe a rental, but don't pay full price.