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Posted October 1, 2010
A must see- exceptional movie and shocking tale. Not a light-hearted feel-good flick. It is, however, just the ticket for something thought provoking and deep. Highly controversial and secular "The Rapture" is a roller-coaster journey of a gripping portrayal with a strong message for "Christian" and non-christian audiences alike. Adult content and scenarios. Not recommended for children or those under age. Be prepared to be subjected to that which will make you "uncomfortable". The Rapture will take you out of the comfort-zone and into the heart of desperation. Moving and emotional this film brings home the sense of what it is to be "lost"... and searching. Mimi Rogers', (Lost In Space), and David Duchovny, (X-Files) star. Things begin to happen- seers of visions and dreamers of dreams to those whom God has chosen and whom already have faith, realize the time has come and is approaching for the end days. Where are those who do not subscribe to this belief? What will happen to them? Can hearts be changed? Can souls be saved? Will it be in time? Is it beware the false-prophet or something even more deeply disturbing as self-deception? From one end of the human fallibility spectrum to the other, and equally riveting are folly and false-hood, susceptibility and the question to what length? This movie brings home personal questions of faith, and strikes at the core. It is unsettling and raises to mind many deep questions that will leave the viewer pondering long after. For this reason, and with disclaimer so-stated, makes this movie an exceptional choice for one prepared to have their thoughts and heart definitely wrenched and stirred, plummeted into dark chasms of the mind, compelled to hope and heights of the spirit, reservations, where we draw the line, and whether it is truly God who does not forgive or rather ourselves who can not, will not, or are incapable of forgiving ourselves! The Thought Provoking Movie Choice Beyond Any Others! ***** (I watch this movie as a tradition with friends every year for many, many years).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Sharon is converted from her hedonistic but empty lifestyle. She becomes in some respects a professed bible-believing Christian, but unfortunately receives her interpretations from a cult that relies more on mystical dreams and visions than the plain word of God. Unfortunately, although some reviews state it as 'embraces fundamentalism', this cult embraced by Sharon (Mimi Rogers) as portrayed in this fictional account, betrays tenets of 'fundamentalism' which by its very nature is fidelity to the fundamental revelations of God -- of which a very basic one is set forth by Jesus in the Matthew 24th account--IF THEY SAY HE IS IN THE DESERT, GO NOT FORTH. Sharon acting on cult instructions and her own vision takes her daughter to the desert to await the 2nd Coming. She blames God rather than the traditional Christian teaching (Catholic and Protestant alike) of Satanic deception for this and makes a conscious choice to forfeit her salvation. To the extent that this wakes people up to the very real events that are currently transpiring and for which Christians are daily marginalized, this is far better than nothing. As theology, it is deficient. However, I must confess that I found the sounding of Gabriel's horn and the end time horsemen of the Apocalypse scenes haunting and worthy of a rewatch.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 4, 2003
Rapture starts off with fairly explicit sex scenes while painting the utter bleakness of Sharron's life. This is important because somewhere along the way the mysterious on-screen whispers, between believers who are all having the same dream, turns into a face staring into your eyes from the screen and preaching the Word of God to you personally. I was stunned and for a moment snapped out of the film, my head reeling. Had I stumbled into a Christian film whose goal was to convert the viewers using much the same techniques as high school anti-drug films? I stared transfixed as the Good News was drilled into me from the screen. But then I remembered the sex scenes from the beginning and could not believe that any church would show quite so much flesh and raw sexuality. I was sucked back into the movie, a giant question-mark pulsing ever larger in my heart and brain. The movie twists and turns, playing with my expectations like Bobby Fisher once played chess. But underneath that question mark, I was deeply moved and caused to remember so many things about what it is to be human in this uncertain world, and how a search for both meaning and truth together cannot but lead to a crises of faith, religious or secular. When I film ended I was non-plused. What had I just seen? It was clear to me that there was a strong viewpoint but I wasn't sure what it was. Still, I knew it was there. I couldn't stop thinking about Rapture for weeks as I slowly pieced it together and understood the underlying message of the film. Rapture has become one of my favorite films because it is unlike anything I have ever seen, and because it made me think and it made me think hard, and it did so in a way that was deeply rewarding for me--a quality too rare in film. I can't recommend it highly enough. It will make you mad and it will make you cry. It will make you recoil in horror and disbelief and it will stroke you with its pure beauty. And when it is over, if you are anything like me, you will work to make sense of what you have been through, because you will know in your bones that there is a point, waiting for you to discover. Watch this film, think, feel, and discover its truth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2003
I haven't seen The Rapture in its entirety. At first glance it seems to be a confusing mish-mash of Christian doctrine and worldly scoffing at Christian doctrine. But in the end it shows the rapture as an actual event. They are careful to use the term god instead of Jesus, it's more politically correct I guess. One thing I approve of here is what seems to be a warning against joining cults and sitting on mountain tops waiting for Jesus to come. The main character ends up stealing food and shooting her daughter so it's clear she listened to the wrong Bible-thumper. God gives each of us a brain and expects us to use it. If that's the message, then I recommend this movie for everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 12, 2011
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