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37 of 42 found the following review helpful:
I think it's great! Nov 23, 2000
I did not buy this movie in order to pick over the special effects (which, by the way, I have no complaints with)or complain that it couldn't compare in quality to all of Hollywood's big budget movies. This is a movie with a message and it comes across loud and clear to me. I've watched this movie almost daily since I got it and each time I see something that I didn't see before. When it hits the theater next Feb I plan on loading up the van with a bunch! And for those who complain that Christian movies don't compare with the ones that Hollywood generates, thank God! Because you spend more doesn't make it better.
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
not as detailed as the book, but definitely worth watching.. Nov 09, 2000
By sam cox
i know you are going to read the other reviews and see some of them saying just beat me over the head with the Bible, but it's not that at all. if they truly read the books , then they should have expected the movie to be no different. their are bits and pieces left out of the book in the movie, but you can still follow it and understand the message it sends. even if you have not read the books you will still understand the movie. the actors in the movie do a wonderful job of portraying the characters in the book and in delivering the message behind the books, and the Bible. this movie is touching and spiritually moving at the same time, and i promise you that you will not be disappointed. i want lie and tell you the movie is action packed and fast paced, but neither is the first book. just like the book the movie is nothing but the starting bases for hopefully the rest of the books to follow. the movie has its moments of action, and others is the storyline, but like i said you will not be disappointed. the others of you who were disappointed i'm sorry, but please still get out and help promote this movie because it could help open up the doors for other movies of this series, and a little boost from hollywood if the movie does good. if you haven't seen the movie, go out and get it or go to a church that is showing the movie and watch it, you will love it.
18 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Good Effort, good movie Nov 14, 2000
By Nathan Rice
As an avid fan of the book series, I absolutely had to get my hands on this DVD. What I found was a modestly budgeted film with slightly above average acting. The movie itself isn't exactly that impressive. I rated it with five stars- not because it is loaded with special effects, superb acting, and a multi-billion dollar budget. It is a high quality movie, and has some great shots in it. I rated it so highly because I enjoyed it and firmly believe in what it stands for. I am so tired of all the violent, lustful, and evil acts portrayed in the movies today. A lot of courage and effort went into this movie, and for that, I applaud them. I hope that this film will send a message to Hollywood that people enjoy wholesome movies with quality content more than high budget films with no morality. I can only suggest that you give it a chance. It certainly is a stand out movie with a stand out message that needs to be heard.
21 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Don't Let this one be Left Behind Dec 08, 2000
By Fred Drader
You don't have to be a Christian to enjoy Left Behind. Nor do you have to even read the books as some have said. I'm a Non-Christian who has not read the books and I absoulutely loved this movie.
Left Behind is the story about mankind's last days on Earth and what causes it's destruction. Delicately touching upon biblical verses of Earth's final days, Left Behind takes us through a journey of those left behind after many people have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Amoung the cast is Kirk Cameron who plays Buck Williams, a journalist witnessing first hand these odd days and doubting with everyone else that they are happening.
While Left Behind certainly contains Christian and bibilical views, it is also certainly not attempting to convert non-Christians with it's material. It's a movie with a well writen story, and not intended for only Christian audiences, but for all.
The movie isn't perfect, nothing is. But with a story so interesting and that could possibly happen, Left Behind has all it needs in it's story and suberb acting by it's stars. Don't be put off by its above average special effects that you see near the beginning of the film, for they more than aducately do the job. Like I said, it isn't about special effects, it's about story.
I strongly encourage everyone to purchase this movie, watch it and then spread the word. The success of this film relys upon the word of mouth generated by those who see the film on video before it's release to theaters in February 2001. The more people that spread the word, the more screens it will open on. Left Behind is well worth your time, don't leave it behind.
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
A good depiction of the book Feb 04, 2001
By Karen Potts
Left Behind depicts the Rapture, as described in Revelation, set in modern times. The main characters are Buck Williams, a television reporter and Rayford Steele, an airline pilot. While they are on the job, millions disappear from the Earth. Every possible explanation is explored until gradually people realize that this is the event which is foretold in the Bible. Rayford mourns the loss of his wife and son and eventually sees that their faith is what separates them from him. Nicolae Carpathia is introduced and we see his coversion from good-guy head of the UN, an encourager of peace, to a maniacal killer and power seeker. We also see Buck and Rayford's conversion from Christianity which is shown in a believable way. This is reputed to be a low budget film which may explain the lack of a lot of special effects. This only adds to the realism of the film. Christians applaud the making of such a film and hope that it will be well supported in the theaters.
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