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Left Behind 2014

  • Vic Armstrong
  • October 3, 2014
  • 110 mins
  • English
  • Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
The End Begins
A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish during the rapture and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.


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Evangelical intention lost in cheesy confusion.

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Sad to say that the story didn't do as much as the Kirk Cameron version which I preferred.

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Every now and then a film comes along that redefines how bad a movie can be. Essentially a take on The Rapture, the only issue worthy of debate is quite how Nicolas Cage decided to take on a role in this film. There are plot inconsistencies (so where did the gun come from ?), stereotyping (the token Muslim who may have something dangerous in his bag), atrocious acting from absolutely everyone in the film and deeply offensive Christian right-wing eulogising (so why exactly did the token Muslim character deserve to be left behind?). And yet, as the absurdities build, it takes on a life of its own as a comedy classic that will leave a viewer in fits and therefore worthy of at least half a star. There are countless moments that will leave you not quite sure whether to laugh at the film itself or the notion that someone thought this script was worth making as a serious film. And then they decided to kick the dwarf out of the plane...

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