Left Behind - The Movie
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20 of 23 found the following review helpful:
It's A Movie, Not A Book! Dec 24, 2000
By Thomas Kelly Perkins
No wonder the secular world isn't flocking to the churches! After reading reviews from so-called Christians, I wouldn't either if I were not a believer. But, I am, and I just wish the Body of Christ would show a smigin of compassion. I have never read the Left Behind series of books, but I had no trouble following the movie. We get so hung up on our intellectual high-horse that we fail to distinguish between the two very different mediums of literature and film. If so-called Christians who love to find flaw with anything and everything (like the Pharisees and Saducees of Jesus'time) would let a little love in their hearts, there would be no bickering about whether the film is like the book or not, etc. I became a Christian thanks to the ministry of Hal Lindsey back in the early '70's, and I am here to say that this movie can be used as a great witness tool. I could feel the Holy Spirit move as I viewed this marvelous film. We Christians just need to take the energy we spend putting things down and use it to spread His Word!
31 of 38 found the following review helpful:
Miscasting & poor production Nov 15, 2000
By Michael Branigan
"Left Behind - The Movie" as expected is a major disapointment.
As with every Christian Apocalyptic movie that preceded it, Left Behind suffers from poor production, a poorly written script, and in this case, miscasting.
Kirk Cameron still looks like a 16 year old kid in the role 'Buck', and is unconvincing as a world renown television journalist. Brad Johnson, (by far the best actor in the film) seems a little young to be the middle aged Rayford Steele. However Chelsea Noble as 'Hattie Durham' is perfectly cast in my opinion. As the antichrist, Gordon Currie lacks charisma and the imposing stature that the character requires.
As far as production is concerned, Christian movie making has a long way to go. The special effects in the beginning attack scene look like something from a made for cable TV movie from the late 1980's. I also felt the producers did a poor job in introducing and setting up the characters. It seems as though, they are so familiar with the characters that they assume that you already know all about them.
Lastly the watered down aproach to the Gospel was very disapointing. The Name of Jesus Christ is rarely if ever mentioned (I don't recall hearing it at all). In it's place the general term of 'God' is used. I expect this kind of wishy washyness from hollywood, not from so called Christian film companies.
Overall Left Behind is a big disapointment.
The title of the latest album from the Christian rock group 'Five Iron Frenzy' seems to fit this film perfectly - "All the hype money can buy".
18 of 21 found the following review helpful:
This is not a bad Christian film! Dec 13, 2000
By A. Jasper Rains
Okay let me start by correcting another writer that the book in the Bible that the movie is based on is called "REVELATION" not "REVELATIONS" as the writer called it! There! Now that this is off my chest let's talk about this film. Most movies put out by Christians are tacky and cheesy (i.e., Judas Project, Thief In The Night series, Appocalypse). This movie however has strong performances and a decent script. Kirk Cameron is a lot better than I had expected as Buck. The suspense is there and I think they did a good job of setting up the storyline. I had not read the series prior to the movie and I thought it was very easy to follow. Viewing the film actually inspired me to read all the other Left Behind series books. Though they have their faults, I do believe that future films would be great! I think this movie lacked all cheesiness that is so frequent in other films of this genre and I do believe that God will use it for His glory. I reccommend it strongly. It is not Chariots of Fire but it is well worth your time!
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
What a movie aught to be!! Jan 02, 2001
Gives a perfect message based on Biblical truth! A very heart touching broadcast unlike some of the movies coming out today. Gives much insight into the book of Revelation and paints a seemingly real picture to the end of times.
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Entertainment with a message Dec 29, 2000
By Jim Fillingham
What an awsome movie! This movie is truly outstanding, entertainment with a message. Most importantly The Word of God is expressed in several passages of scripture quoted throughout the movie. These passages authenticate and bring into awareness what is predicted to come. The entertainment is also outstanding in its reality of characters, presentation and special effects. I will watch this movie several times. The Peace of God be with you.
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