Left Behind (2014)

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Left Behind (2014)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Director: Vic Armstrong
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson

Storyline:

A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.

One review

  • Pretty much from the opening scene I knew this movie was going nowhere. First of all what is up with the background music in this film? Its like they picked the most generic music from 90’s made-for-TV movies they could find and inserted it into literally EVERY scene. Background music should be subtle and seamless. Luckily for the viewers, we don’t have to figure out for ourselves when a heartwarming, sad, or suspenseful scene is happening. The blunt and strangely loud background music will let you know how to feel very quickly.

    Second of all, did they just go with the first take for every scene? Personally I think Nick Cage gets a bad rap most of the time for taking on terrible roles, but this was bad even for him. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was watching a bad soap opera. How they even spent $16m on this thing is beyond me.

    I’m generally not too critical of movies, since I have an idea of what I’m getting into before I see a movie, and I take it for what it is. But in this case it was just so amateurish and rough. Its hard to believe the people that made this movie watched the final cut and said “Yep, we did it guys, that’s a wrap!” Its just awful on so many levels. Not even taking into account the story line which is a whole other discussion altogether.

    For some reason nobody on a a plane full of Americans (who are presumably 75% Christian) have ever heard of the rapture lol. Hey lets put a Muslim guy in there too. We’ll show how they aren’t all bad, but so sorry you picked the wrong God to worship. No heaven for you! Plus we also learned God isn’t particularly fond of little people or the mentally impaired.

    To sum it up, after all is said and done, if you literally believe in the rapture I’m sure you’ll still like it even with all its flaws. And if you’re just looking for a moderately entertaining movie to rent for a buck, do yourself a favor and rent Calvary instead.

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