End of Days – Satan’s a Choir Boy Compared to Arnold
End of Dayswas Arnold Schwarzenegger's triumphant return to the big screen after a two-year hiatus. Suffice to say, it was an odd choice of comebacks.
End ofDays centers around Satan's quest to bring about, well, the end of days by consummating his relationship with the woman destined to be the mother of his child.
It certainly has action scenes, but it's more religious horror than anything else—unfamiliar fare for Arnold. The fisticuffs and shooting it does contain are a little underwhelming, as are its scarier elements.
Basically, the film has an identity crisis, so despite my love for it—which I admit is rooted deeply in it being a guilty pleasure—it was not well received upon its release.
End of Days was ravaged by critics. It sits at 11% on Rotten Tomatoes with 102 reviews; and although it had a box office haul of $212 million worldwide (only $66.9 million domestically), its hefty $100 million price tag hurt its chances of being a hit.