The Doomsday Prophecy

3.91 h 32 min2011X-RayPG-13
After seeing visions of an apocalyptic future, A.J. Buckley (TV’S CSI: NY) teams up with a sexy archaeologist (Jewel Staite of TV’S FIREFLY) to save the world from imminent doom.
Jason Bourque
A.J. BuckleyAlan DaleJewel Staite
Science FictionHorror
English [CC]
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Tom BerryLisa HansenPaul HertzbergJosée BernardGilles Laplante
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3.9 out of 5 stars

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ScottReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Very Imaginative But Completely Unrealistic
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This movie was quite imaginative, but completely unrealistic. The special effects are good but not up to par with bigger budget films. The acting was pretty good from everyone in the film but not Oscar nominee worthy.

The end of the movie was laughable because of the total lack of science. Overall I was entertained but glad I rented it rather than buying it.
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EinsatzReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
"Follow the vision, all will be revealed."
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The Black Sea disappears and somehow the US National Defense is on the case. At the same time, a supposedly savvy New York publisher buys a book sight unseen/unread that doesn't exist and sends a nitwit proofreader (A.J. Buckley) to fetch it. As if that wasn't enough, the author who doesn't have a book, calls a professor (Jewel Staite) who looks all of twelve, to pop in for a tete-a-tete. Soon. Time's a-wastin' it's the end of the world!

Beyond goofy, there's also a pack of bad guys willing to kill for the book that doesn't exist and baring that, a magic rod that induces visions (or drug-free hallucinations if you're of a suspicious nature who thinks all this gobbledygook is a crock). Apparently, this addlepated author is the new Nostradamus and overuses the magic rod to cough up scary visions of a future no one will enjoy. Naturally, in movies of this type, all government agents are trigger happy madmen who want to shoot first, seize the magic rod, then run like crazy before the earth opens up and swallows them whole..........if a Volcano doesn't get them first, or an earthquake doesn't topple a building on them. Take a deep breath, there's also a dark star heading our way, gobbling up the universe. Do not despair, half of British Columbia disappears quickly and no one notices. One of the characters suggests this might all be preposterous. Fortunately, the same people who decorated Easter Island also did the same in the Pacific Northwest but then they buried it. Decorator's remorse?

The filmmakers called this a "supernatural sci-fi thriller." They could call it a cosmic can of worms for all that mattered; it's still a daffy premise. But oddly enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a sucker for crap, especially crap sanctioned by the Syfy Channel. Great minds were not at work here but great fun is.
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J. B KraftReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable light entertainment
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This movie is actually superior in terms of entertainment to some much larger budget end-of-the-world epics on the subject of Doomsday in 2012. The plot deals (vaguely) with this coincidence being predicted by the Mayans, ancient Polynesians of Easter Island . . . and some Canadian Indians. Odd since the last coincidence far predates any of those civilizations. No one explains why the plane of the solar system "crossing the galactic equator" wreaks such havoc on earth. No one explains why a prescient reclusive writer came into the possession of the one magical hematite rod (complete with handy carrying case) that allows the "rightful" owner to glimpse the future in visions. No one explains why a rogue DoD General knows about and is after said rod and why he insists our heroes be "terminated with prejudice". No one explains why there are seven Easter Island statues buried in Canada in a formation mimicing the constellation Canis Major, and why that's the magical defensive alignment for a secret weapon that echos "The Fifth Element", or why some roque object (dark star? brown dwarf? jupiter-like planet) is launched on a path of collision with the Earth by crossing the galactic equator.
Special effects are mostly a bit hokie and largely "fractal" earthquakes that erily seem to "chase" our heroes in their vehicle while running the length (practically) of half of North America.
The always-likeable Jewel Staite largely reprises a variant on the theme of her wonderful character from "Firefly", and few actresses project "genuine empathy and well-intentioned pluck" better that she did as Kayle (sp?) in "Firefly". The balance of the cast puts in a performance that at best is "workmanlike", which may reflect direction or writing as much as their talents. Yet Jewel somehow comes of as a person you'd love to have on your team if it was the "end of the world".
If you love "geeky science fiction" that you can enjoy with a few beers and a few friends, this will not challenge your intellect, but is fine light entertainment. Parts of it do call for the MSFT3000 treatment. It would have been good Saturday Matinee entertainment when I was a kid. Do NOT under any circumstances try to "think" through this movie.
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Monique M. KlinedinstReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cheese-o-rama BUT....
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Ancient civilisations, I mean ANCIENT civilisations....brought me to this genre. So much cheese in this much cheese. Wait... Kaylee? Kaylee? Is that you? Well, OK....I'll watch. Ugh. So formula. Beautiful woman, handsome man, wise indian and then, of course, a patriotic-general-bad guy. Did anyone for one second believe he wouldn't "follow the vision" just in the nick of time? More satisfaction wallowing a bit onto the dorky side of youtube. At least there you can tell yourself you're doing research.
Retired Soldier/Sailor.Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not a bad rainy day time-waster!
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I bought this because of the recommendation of the first guy to review this SyFy film.
Your choices are:

a) $15 for the DVD.
b) $20 for the Blu-Ray.
c) Steal it from the video shelf.
d) Buy a boot-legged copy.

I picked "a)" because it looks just fine on a 55" TV through a Blu-Ray player's upscaler.

If "b)" was picked, I'm pretty certain that any clearer picture would have spoiled the
movie by making a lower budgetted film' CGI just look worse.

The last two choices are, clearly, illegal.

The other reviewer said that he had the hots for --- the second-billed --- Jewel Staite.
I'll make a point and not tell the other (I think he's "MadMacs") reviewer that my wife
and I think that JEWEL STAITE looks a lot like our niece who's away at Lawyer College.

The actors --- I live in Europe, and don't see many movies anymore --- were all VERY good
in their roles, despite the lack of any "big name" stars.

I enjoyed the film.

The writer/directr did a very good job with this bit of escapism.

The special effects were acceptable. The SFX suffered only beause of the SIZE of my TV.
I am sure the fore-ground inadequacies were due to budget restraints, but most of the stuff
in the background was excellent.... but THAT may be because I was amazed by how much this
actress "Jewel Staite" looked like one of my relatives.

I say if you like a good story (PG-13) you can watch in the family room with a minimal amount
of bad guys gettin' shot, THIS is your DVD/BRD!

Like the General says in the MAKING OF "Great movie... and NO Vampires"

Harmless, entertaining, fluff worthy of purchase/rental.
3 people found this helpful
Grandma 420/710Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing Really Wrong With It. Just Not Very Memorable.
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Is this movie worth your time. It depends. If you don't mind Syfy channel disaster movie's you'll probably like this. It's a few steps above that but not by much. The story line was cool enough. The lead actors are good. The supporting actors are sketchy and slow things down. The special effects are okay. I guess it's all around okay. Nothing memorable yet an okay watch.
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Denise Gail HarderReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable movie.
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I just finished watching Doomsday Prophecy and enjoyed it very much. Had lots of action and a somewhat believable story. It was fun and I think the two main actors did a wonderful job. As for the others, I really dislike the bad guys when you expect them to be good guys.....Will watch this movie again, very fun.
Step ImpReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ancient Technology, Megatliths, Native Elders and Cosmic Alignments
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The basic concept was sufficiently enticing enough that the movie was still watchable despite the below average acting. Ancient technology, megaliths, a native elder, cosmic alignments and global catastrophe come together in an imaginative, but reasonably well articulated plot line. Don’t expect to have your mind blown, but if Makes a nice simple journey off imagination that speaks off handily to mystery of antediluvian civilizations, and could be a great introduction for kids. 5 stars for fun, 3 stars for complexity.
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