Plot: Although he was stopped in the past by ancient druids, the Warlock (Julian Sands) is back in action, after he is reincarnated in the modern world. The times may have changed, but Warlock hasn’t and he is driven by the same ambition as he was in the ancient times, a collection of mystical gems. If he can hunt down the gems and unite them as a set, it will leads to Satan’s arrival on earth and by turn, the end of the world will begin as well. Warlock is an imposing force of evil, but he won’t just march to the gems unopposed, as a modern druid is hard at work training the younger generation to fend off the forces of hell. This involves baseballs and some ripoff music, which allows a couple of teens to harness the powers of the ancient. But will it be enough to stop the son of Satan himself?
Entertainment Value: So, do you like baseball? Do you like Satan? Do you like bad movies? If you answered yes to these questions, then Warlock: The Armageddon is the movie made just for you. A gentle tale about the compassion of modern druids, ancient evils, and Jedi inspired baseball trials, this is one ridiculous movie that never even tries to make sense. Julian Sands returns as Warlock, but aside from that, this movie has little in common with the original picture, as even Warlock seems to be a different character in this one. He was just a witch, but now he is the son of Satan and a powerful evil force, with no explanation involved. But given how odd the first movie was, it should be no surprise the wackiness is ramped up in this sequel and man, what a bizarre slice of nonsense this one is. The narrative is just pure silliness, between the oddball druid stuff and Warlock’s march of murder, not to mention the whole rebirth scene that has to be seen to be believed. I can see a lot of people just being confused by this one or hating it because it is so strange, but I think Warlock: The Armageddon is a lot of fun and one of the more memorable horror sequels out there.
A brief topless scene and a few bare asses are all the nakedness, but some skin is better than none, right? This one has a good amount of blood and violence, though most of the bloodshed is played for humorous results. Warlock’s victims are dispatched in colorful, ridiculous ways, such as one being turned into a modern art sculpture, magical finger guns, and you have to love the scene in which Warlock sprays his black blood all over bystanders, before snacking on an eyeball. A number of less blood soaked, but still fun bits of violence pop up as well. But the highlight has to be when a pregnant woman births the Warlock in graphic fashion, leaving behind a slip n slide worth of afterbirth to crawl around in. There’s some dialogue here, but not as many great lines as the first movie, mainly because of the absence of Richard E. Grant. Warlock still has frequent one liners and overly serious moments creep in, while R.G. Armstrong steals a line or two to add to the fun. But while the first movie was a consistent source of outlandish lines, here that happens less often. The craziness is on point however, with the bizarre baseball scenes alone worth some points, not to mention the birthing scene, one liners, and just general nonsense involved with this sequel.
Overall Insanity: 7/10