|The First Power (DVD, 2001)|
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|The First Power (DVD, 2001) Lou Diamond Phillips, Jeff Kober horror mgm RARE OOP|
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Lou Diamond Phillips headlines this movie. I liked him in the Young Guns movies as Billy The Kid's sidekick. He gets the lead role in this movie, and I think I prefer him in supporting roles. Not that he isn't a good actor, I just think he has a hard time being as interesting for an entire movie. But he does a pretty good job playing a detective chasing down a serial killer, then fighting the forces of evil as the serial killer is executed and keeps coming back jumping from body to body. He kills people with one body until he's killed, then he leaves that body leaving the host dead. Try fighting that. Since none of his fellow detectives believe his story of supernatural possession, the only help Lou's character can get is from a psychic and a nun.
I enjoyed watching this movie. I remember watching this movie when it first came out on video. I liked it better then than I do now (I was about 18 or 19 then, and I totally loved it). It's a little dated, and some of the things that happen are a little cliche and corny. But I don't want to take too much away from this movie. It's still an excellent story and the acting is pretty good, just a few awkward moments is all. Otherwise, I'd recommend it to fans of the serial killer genre; or if you're a fan of supernatural, Satanic, mystery, and thriller all wrapped into one, you'd probably like this movie.
I was quite disappointed. The movie could have done so much more with character development and suspense. Script needed to be rewritten; directing, more precise; and, editing, way more editing.... It's almost like they rushed this low-budget movie to the public for no reason.
This is a classic Lou Diamond Phillips suspense. Be prepared for the supernatural and very good suspense.
This is one of the movies that I would recommend anyone who likes to get a chill up their spine.
Watch this, you will not regret it.