Left Behind Again


Elise Jones

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that you’ve thought about getting up halfway through the movie and just leaving so that you could spare yourself from watching the train-wreck that’s happening on-screen? A remake of the 2000 original, Left Behind stars Nicholas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, and Cassi Thompson.

Loosely based off the book of Revelations in the Bible, Left Behind takes us through what The Rapture could possibly look like. As people begin to disappear, the world is set into a panic—riots break out, people have giant shotguns and parade around town, women have their purses stolen . . . Basically what you would imagine a really cliché apocalyptic world to look like.

This movie had a lot of cons to it. The film took a pretty long time to get the ball rolling. I found myself waiting for something exciting to happen for a while and when it did it was very sudden. The transitions between the scenes weren’t exactly what I would call “smooth.” The special effects were also not up to par for a multi-million dollar movie. Bad green-screening and low-quality CGI all lent themselves to this disaster of a movie. These two combined plus bad acting means that this movie didn’t have a lot going for it. Chad Michael Murray, Nicholas Cage, and Cassi Thompson really didn’t have much to work with, but they could have overacted a little bit less. Think of the acting in a Hallmark or maybe a TLC movie, and you’ll get the idea.

If you were thinking of going and seeing this movie, I think I would reconsider if I were you. I wasted $9.50 on this ticket, and I could have bought Chick-Fil-A with that.
1/5 Stars