After the Rapture and the revealing of the identity of the Antichrist, a group of converts form the Tribulation Force, a secret society with the sole purpose of converting non-believers to Christianity.
The world falls into chaos as Nicolae Carpathia detonates nuclear devices across the globe and stages multiple devastating attacks against both the Tribulation Force and an international militia, led by U.S. President Gerald Fitzhugh.
Craig R. Baxley
Louis Gossett Jr.,
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In this sequel to Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm (1998), police officer in search for answers, Thorold Stone, joins a rebel group of Christians to thwart the Antichrist's plan to use virtual reality to solidify its power.
Those left behind face war, famine, plagues, and natural disaster so devastating that only one in four people will survive. Odds are even worse for the enemies of the Antichrist and his new world order. Rayford Steele, Buck Williams, Bruce Barnes and Chloe Steeleband together to form the Tribulation Force. Their task is clear, and their goal is nothing less than to stand and fight against the enemies of God during the seven most chaotic years the planet will ever know.Written by
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In one scene there's a sign in both English and Hebrew. The English says, "Do not cross! Violators will be shot" The Hebrew says exactly the same thing, but in English. The writers used Hebrew letters to create the same English words, and it is even read left to right, which is backwards in Hebrew. See more »
Carpathia's plane is represented by three different planes (in the hangar, in the air, and landing). See more »
[after hearing that Ben Judah left before he had time to talk to Buck]
"Well, it's in God's hands now."
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The DVD version contains deleted/extended/alternate scenes:
"Ray At Chris' Apartment" = Rayford goes to Chris' apartment and asks him if he wants to go to church, by approaching the question in the form of a new job offer Bruce told Ray about. Chris answers "no", but remains skeptical at this point.
"Chloe with Burned Fireman" - The burned fireman tells Chloe he lost a sister in the rapture and asks her if she lost any family members. The fireman notices the picture of Chloe w/ Buck and ask about her boyfriend (meaning Buck). She answers, saying that he's still here.
"4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (extended scene) - more about Pastor Bruce Barnes' church lecture on the events of the Tribulation and for anyone to step forward and accept Christ.
"Angelic Woman at the Candlelight Vigil" (extended scene) - As Rayford heads over to Chris' apartment, the Angelic Woman sings "Amazing Grace" to try and comfort those who lost family members during one of the many Candlelight Vigils. Her last verse (in voice over) leads to a transition to Chris at his apartment spinning his gun.
"Nicolae Rages Against God" (alternate ending) - Same ending as movie, but in different angle. Nicolae sits on his desk, in a defeated state. Hattie arrives and comfort him. Nicolae tells her to leave, and after she closes the door to his private room (in his jet plane called Global Community One), proceeds to curse God, telling him that it is his time, and not Yours. Original movie ending has his speech display both power and anger.
I rented this movie with complete disdain for those ubiquitous books, the authors of which have basically replaced Dante and Milton as the writers of choice from which some Christians will derive their theology. That said, I am certain that whatever money-grubbing televangilist thought up the idea for Left Behind, Left Behind 2: Electric Bugaloo, and their inevitable 237 Satan-sent spawn will be allocated to the newly created Tenth Circle of Hell. I hadn't seen the original Left Behind, but I felt I knew enough of the plot (everyone but feminists, gay people, the ACLU, and Jews inexplicably disappear off the face of the Earth) to follow its sequel. I was basically right. Most of the enjoyment I derived from the movie were the bizarre and/or unintentionally funny moments sprinkled throughout: One of the "Believers" bursts through the door and expresses his delight at watching someone become "saved" in such a manner that I was reminded of bad porn. A Jewish guy screams "God is dead!" And the Antichrist isn't Jerry Falwell, which just seemed wrong to me.
I can understand why Christians would want to produce films which exemplify or explain Christian teachings. I just don't understand why these movies are always so... bad.
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