In the 1990s, Keanu Reeves not only with “Speed” and “Matrix“ delivered two real genre highlights. The horror thriller “The Devil’s Advocate”, which is now available as a subscription to Amazon Prime Video, is gripping horror cinema.
In the 1990s, it was not just occult horror that celebrated its return to the mainstream with films like “The Nine Gates”, “Stigmata” or “End Of Days”. Film adaptations of John Grisham, which usually focus on the life-threatening everyday work of American lawyers, were also very popular with mass audiences, for example with “The Firm”, “The Files” or “The Jury”.
“The Devil’s Order”, which is now included in the Amazon Prime Video subscription, combines these two genres in an incredibly gripping way. Joining the party: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron! The horror-thriller was directed by Taylor Hackford (“Blood In Blood Out,” “Ray”), while Michael Clayton creator Tony Gilroy collaborated on the film’s screenplay. There is definitely a lot of talent in the cast and crew.
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That’s what “The Devil’s Advocate” is about
The successful lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is a young climber from a small southern town and can already look back on 64 (!) consecutive court hearings. But in order to maintain this success rate, he occasionally uses morally rather questionable methods. This draws the attention of the head of a major New York law firm, John Milton (Al Pacino), to the young upstart.
Milton offers Kevin a job, a handsome fee, and a huge apartment on Fifth Avenue. After a moment’s hesitation, Kevin accepts the offer and moves with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) from the provinces to the big city. At first, the two are enthusiastic about the new life and Kevin really thrives in his position. But Mary Ann soon notices that something is fishy about the company. The strange happenings keep increasing and Milton seems to be far more than he pretends to be…
In addition to “The Devil’s Advocate”, there is also another Prime newcomer that we don’t want to withhold from you…
Also new to Amazon Prime Video: “He Never Died”
Henry Rollins’ energetic performances as front singer of bands like “Black Flag” or “Rollins” are legendary in the punk scene. The wiry musician, who is known in the scene as an “eternal fanatic”, has also tried his hand at films and series. In addition to his appearance as a Nazi villain in the second season “Sons Of Anarchy”, Rollins also took on the leading role in the black humor horror film “He Never Died”, which is now also available with Prime subscription at no additional cost.
And that’s what it’s about: Jack (Henry Rollins) suffers from depression and thanks to his anti-social behavior he spends his days only sleeping and watching TV. In short, his life is absolute hell for him. This is also because Jack has been walking the earth for thousands of years. But when his past catches up with him one day, things change very quickly…
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… because suddenly his 19-year-old daughter Andrea (Jordan Todosey) is standing in front of him. She has appeared on Jack’s doorstep to finally get to know her father better. The happy family reunification does not last long, however, because sinister fellows kidnap the young woman. But they didn’t reckon with Jack, who knows all about putting an end to evil…
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