|Rated: Not Rated (Dove approved for ages twelve and up)|
Starring: David A.R. White, James Denton, and Hilty Bowen
Also starring Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead) and Bruce Marchiano (The Visual Bible: Matthew).
The Good: Forget the Left Behind franchise; this is how the "end times" should be portrayed! While I don't necessarily believe in Rapture theology, it's hard not to be drawn in by this dramatic interpretation of the prophecies of Revelation! David A.R. White is amazing as the lead, and James Denton is among the coldest and most calculating villains I've seen in a while; much different from the gentle physician he portrays on Hallmark Channel's Good Witch. The other actors do well, too, and the fight and action sequences are incredible! Even the plot is convoluted; you'd have to watch the earlier movies to understand this, but, trust me: it's worth it!
The Bad: Along with the problems that Rapture theology presents, this third film in a series ends on a cliffhanger; however, I've heard nothing about a fourth film. I sure hope they don't leave this franchise unfinished!
Content Concerns: I won't do my usual listing, but, I will say that, like many of its kind, this flick has quite a bit of violence; people get shot dead and otherwise killed quite frequently, and the fights are intense. There's no gore, but there is a bit of blood. Plus, young children won't understand the themes anyway.
Conclusion: What a rush! This movie gripped me and wouldn't let go! If you've watched the first two films in this series, you can't miss this one!