Sunday Morning Rapture (Movie Review)

It’s Final The Rapture all over again

Plot Summary

You never know when the Rapture might happen…it might just happen on a Sunday morning when a long-winded pastor is preaching about how Christians can escape all the current and coming evil.  This story follows a whole bunch of random people that go to this particular church as some of them live for the Lord while others pretend to.  When that moment comes…some of them will be…left behind (oops wrong movie).

 

Production Quality (1.5 points)

Surprisingly, this awful film has a somewhat decent production, certainly a better one than its cousin Final: The Rapture.  The production of Sunday Morning Rapture is mostly average, with fine video quality and camera work.  However, the soundtrack is quite overpowering at times, as are weird sound effects.  There are also some bizarre special effects, even though the sets, locations, and props are mostly okay.  Furthermore, the editing is very disorienting and off-putting, but one can’t expect much from another strange apocalyptic concept.  Yet all of this aside, the remainder of the film’s elements are just awful.

Plot and Storyline Quality (-1 points)

Besides this ‘plot’ being a random collection of schizophrenically presented scenes that have little to no relation to one another, the film is chock-full of very heavy-handed juvenile message-pushing about obvious Rapture beliefs and apocalyptic concepts.  Dialogue is very in-your-face as it feels like the characters are just reading lines from a John Hagee book.  If this wasn’t bad enough, this movie progressively more insane as it goes on, jumping from Latin American and South Korean media coverage of sudden Rapture-induced natural disasters to people who were left behind literally screeching and rolling around on the floor of the church (without Benny Hinn even present).  Basically, it’s an experience you have to see to believe.  What we can’t believe is how these sorts of drug-laced Christian films are continually generated.

Acting Quality (-1 points)

As you can expect, the acting that accompanies to sheer madness is extreme and over the top in every way.  Line delivery is very forced and eventually just becomes screeching, yelling, and wailing.  Thus, the performances are extremely theatrical and overly dramatic, and cap off an overall embarrassing experience.

Conclusion

This is 2017, and Christian moves like this are still FUNDED and created.  What was the pitch for this film?  ‘Our church needs to make a movie about a Rapture that takes place on a Sunday.’ It sounds okay on its face…if we need another apocalyptic film, that is.  But then to couple this with downright insanity is highly unacceptable.  You have to try to make a film this bad, hence the negative rating.

 

Final Rating: -.5 out of 10 points

 

12 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Rapture (Movie Review)

  1. As a new Christian filmmaker in a nation(UK) seemingly having a dead Christian film industry… England doesn’t even have these kind of bad Christian content… so much red/grey/black tape from a nation remembered for taking the gospel around the world (despite hidden profiteering agenders)laughing out loud… we are making a rapture film this year 2021-22… but removing the noise and only focusing on 2 characters (closer than a brother and their own opposing beliefs…. and presenting the classic question… WHAT IF…?
    I gues the difference between me watching this film and the production company who made it… is the fact that they actually ran the race and made a film even if it throws the bible in your face… and Yes Jesu actually did come direct at your heart with a stake of conviction, to cut with His 2 edged sword. He never addressed what the audience wanted. He offered what they needed… we need to stop white washing the word and making it acceptable to a mob-fern ear… since the bible’s first publication its the 21st century human beings that think they know better and have diluted it, soon to the point there will be no black and white… just grey…
    We ought to be salt and light, hot or cold.
    The bottom line is that in every gathering [work/bus/pub/church/family/football team…] there will always be 2 groups… those that will be taken and those that will be left be hind. All Christian morals have been broken in modern media without remorse… as a child of God should you do the same – blind leading the blind.
    I choose lamb for the slaughter, set apart/coming out from among them. And taking the narrow gate, that keeps getting narrower…. No mo compromising for acceptance.

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  2. In the end, it didn’t align with scripture.
    Matthew 24:30
    And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.

    Rev 1:7., Isaiah 4:5

    I Thessalonians
    Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

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  3. Obviously the non believers will dislike and or hate any presentation that points to their sinful lifestyle . Deep down they know there’s a reckoning coming . Movies , Preachers et.al . are a reminder of their own life insecurities and pending fears of a coming event which they’ve heard too often but refuse to accept because it would mean dissociating from their living comfort zone . We Christians , in humbleness and humility , must thank the Lord that we have believed and seen the light and pray that others will do likewise . The consequences for those that do not are eternally catastrophic. Love , Peace and Love to All .

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    • Actually, everyone on the Box Office Revolution team is a Christian 🙂 We believe that some form of rapture will occur when God decides, but movies like this only make a laughingstock of Christian truths and turn people off to the faith. Shoving the gospel down people’s throats never works, and Jesus never did this.

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  6. I might have a reason as to why these films keep being greenlit. Nobody in the production has any guts to say, “This is a horrible movie! Lets stop making these!”. Why? I believe its because of a stigma among christian media. They think if you criticize any christian media, your a “worldly (that’s such a stupid insult) christian” Hence these films keep being made. How long will it take for the fog of stigma to clear? Will it ever clear? I don’t know.

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    • You’re absolutely correct. PureFlix and others have built their careers on the notion that if it’s called Christian, we should be glad because all other movies are evil and we’re being persecuted and stuff. However, I believe this stigma is already changing as younger Christian audiences are getting fed up and want better content.

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