Brothers Alex and Abel Benjamin are a famous Christian musical duo and they seek to not only entertain people but to reach people with the gospel and their spiritual powers of discernment. They encounter many people on their travels that desperately need the love of Jesus and they also see that the world is descending into chaos as the end times approach. Will they be able to reach the people they need to reach before it’s too late?
Production Quality (1 point)
To have an over $2 million budget, it’s difficult to see how this production ended up so bad. Video quality and camera work are the only good elements to speak of. Audio quality is laughable and the soundtrack is pedestrian. Sets, locations, and props are limited and not on the standard of this type of budget. Furthermore, editing is nonexistent as the film jumps all over the place with no sense or understanding what’s actually happening. Basically, we have no idea how this crew got that much money to spend, because they squandered it.
Plot and Storyline Quality (.5 point)
Though there are some slightly interesting ideas hidden somewhere in this mess, there is absolutely no continuity as the story jumps all over the place with disjointed subplots and unrelated sequences. Random things just happen and there are a lot of references to off-screen content. The Christian characters are overly perfect and have dialogue that contains obvious message-pushing. There is also too much expositional dialogue. It’s also hard to understand what the deal is with the unusual and low-key apocalyptic premise that constantly nags at the undertone of this film. Overall, it’s all very hard to understand and quantify, so it’s hard to justify this film’s existence.
Acting Quality (1 point)
This small cast that is typical of Strong Foundation Films is in need of better coaching. They are emotionless and robotic and even forceful at time. Though they actually demonstrate some improvement throughout, they are too unsure of themselves. Some lines are under-emphasized while others are forced through. This section rounds off a very off-the-wall film.
There is probably a part of the Strong Foundation team that means well, but their delivery is very misguided and their management of resources is embarrassing. The premise of this movie is too isolating and the cast is very underwhelming. In the future, this creative team needs to have a reevaluation of where they are going as a company. But if they can continually accrue this kind of capital, who knows what they might do next.
Final Rating: 2.5 out of 10 points