LEFT BEHIND (15)
D: Vic Armstrong
Freestyle/Entertainment One (Michael Walker & Paul LaLonde)
W: Paul LaLonde & John Patus [based on the book by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins]
DP: Jack N. Green
Ed: Vic Armstrong
Mus: Jack Lenz
Nicolas Cage (Rayford Steele), Cassi Thompson (Chloe Steele), Chad Michael Murray (Cameron Williams), Nicky Whelan (Hattie Durham), Jordin Sparks (Shasta Carvell), Lea Thompson (Irene Steele)
Most apocalyptic disaster films are a little insulting on the intelligence, but Left Behind is in a league all of its own.
Nicolas Cage plays an adulterous airline pilot who needs to avert crisis when a huge percentage of passengers and crew disappear mid-flight. Meanwhile, his daughter roams the riot hit cities and secluded suburbs searching for answers and discovers that it is the rapture, a biblical event where only those without sin are saved from the apocalypse.
Incompetently directed, lazily performed and scripted more like a church sermon than anything profound or meaningful, this pathetic excuse for cinema is akin to having a bible shoved down your throat.
Even without the New Age Christian mumbo-jumbo, it's simply a film about a man trying to land a plane.
One of the worst films ever made, not even bothering to include vital elements like suspense or tension. Hopefully plans for a sequel are also left behind.