The film opens in 1960 as the future Antichrist Stone
Alexander follows his father around at a party. His father is media mogul Daniel
Alexander, who predicts that Nixon will lose to Kennedy because of television's
growing power in shaping public opinion. After he attempts to set fire to his
younger brother David, Daniel decides to send Stone to an Italian military
academy. It is there that Stone learns of and embraces his role of the catalyst
to invoke armageddon.
Forty years later, at his
appointment as the head of the European Union, Daniel informs Stone that
he is going to amend his will, giving his vast media empire to "the people."
Stone isn't pleased because he heeded his father's message of the power of the
media, and he needs the empire intact to continue his rise to power. Stone
scuffles with his father and pushes him off a balcony to his death.
It is now the present, and Stone Alexander controls most of the world in a
global union. The only holdouts from this new world order are the sovereign
nations of North and Central America and China. Stone's brother David has become
president of the United States and he is the last line of defense against a
world under the complete control of Stone. Now, at Tel Megiddo, ancient city in
northern Israel, the world's armies are poised on the brink of World War III.
All hell is about to break loose, literally and figuratively, and only David
Alexander can prevent it ...
"I just finished a film in Italy with
Michael York and Franco Nero and Diane Venora. It's a sequel to
a very successful film made a year or two ago, called Omega
Code - this one is called Omega Code 2. It will be
out in August of 2001. I play Michael York's father and I age
three times in the film. I start at 40, then I'm in my 60's and
then I end up in the early 80's. It's very interesting."
David Hedison interview
Vol. 1 No. 14 (2001)
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, is ostensibly a sequel to the 1999
which featured the Antichrist using computers to find hidden messages in the
Bible. This film completely disregards the events in that film and telling
the origins of the Antichrist, played in both films by Michael York. The
apocalyptic film about the final war of wars in the Middle East was released a
week after the events of September 11 - not surprisingly, the film fared poorly.
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, best known for his directorial work on of
Leprechaun 3 (1995) and Leprechaun 4: Leprechaun in Space (1996),
the film was produced by Trinity Broadcasting Network, noted opponent of
mainstream media's descent into liberalism and secularism, making the
Antichrist's use of the television media a surprise to no one. The film was
excoriated as fundamentalist propaganda and for factual errors. The most
commonly pointed out lapse is the Secretary of State assuming power after having
the FBI try to arrest the President. Constitutional law prohibits charging a
sitting president with any crime; he can only be impeached, removed from office
and then charged.