Why Kirk Cameron Turned Down ‘Left Behind’ Illuminati Rapture Propaganda Film. The remaining passengers panic and demand answers. God shows him that UN Secretary-General Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie) is the Antichrist when he reveals his plan for world domination, of which his plan to rebuild the temple of Israel is a logical first step. Rayford refuses, saying that he has to be with his family, but says he will find Buck a private pilot, and they both drive to Rayford's home. Suddenly, Arab Mikoyan MiG-29 and Russian fighter jets fly overhead in a surprise air raid. In an instant millions on Earth disappear. He and Buck are forced to stay in the house because of a military-enforced curfew. According to the filmmakers, this was to build interest in the film. [1], On April 7, 2015, Paul LaLonde launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, asking for $500,000 in contributions. I'd like to think that I'm one of them. The more this movie tries, the worse it gets. Left Behind: The Movie ( 1,624 ) IMDb 4.5 1 h 39 min 2008 PG-13 Based on the best-selling novel, Left Behind is overflowing suspense, action and adventure. At the UN, Buck sees the plans for the new Israeli temple and realizes that everything Rayford, Chloe and Bruce told him was true. My. Chloe sees television reports of children and some adults disappearing, as worldwide panic sets in. [29] It was revealed on January 2 that the series will now consist of seven films and the first of the new films will be an adaptation of the third book, Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist, though it's not known whether there will be a new cast or Cage, Whelan, Thompson, and Murray will return. The movie dropped 6% the second week, earning $14,156 from 12 screens. When the rapture is complete, all believers will be in heaven and all unbelievers will be in hell. — Paul Lalonde Left Behind finds commercial airline pilot Ray Steele (Nicholas Cage) struggling to keep his passengers calm and his plane afloat after the Biblical Rapture strikes mid-flight. The film was based on the best-selling 1995 Christian eschatological end-times novel of the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, adapted for the screen by Alan B. McElroy. [27], Another film, developed by Tim LaHaye's grandson, Randy LaHaye, titled Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation was released September 28, 2016. For the 2005 film directed by Craig R. Baxley, see, Janaya Stephens, "The Making of Left Behind: The Movie. Valley Forge, Judson Press, 2006. Despite this, the film managed to spawn two additional sequels based on the second novel in the series, Tribulation Force and World at War. A worldwide phenomenon leads to the disappearance of millions of people. Chloe returns home, reunites with her father and discovers Buck sleeping on the couch. [28] There are reportedly sequels in development. Paul Chambers from MovieChambers.com begins his scathing review with, "There are millions of Christians with average or above-average intelligence. [18] It was announced on August 9 that Tisdale dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. The CD includes these seventeen tracks: The film received a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 45 reviews with an average rating of 3.2/10 and a critical consensus of "Poor production values, slow pacing, and an implausible story makes Left Behind a movie only for the faithful". She is initially upset as she did not know he was married, but Rayford convinces her to be brave and to help calm the passengers down until they can safely land. Left Behind movie reviews & Metacritic score: In one chaotic moment, millions people around the world suddenly disappear. Chloe finds an abandoned Ford truck and uses it to clear away the equipment from a bridge under construction in order to create a makeshift runway. Snow Flesher, LeAnn, "Left Behind? Browse more videos. Kirk Cameron stars as Buck Williams, along with Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard, Jr., Gordon Currie, Chelsea Noble, Colin Fox, and Academy Award winner Louis … Before the meeting, Buck finally accepts God and asks him to show him the way. During this crisis, airline captain Rayford Steele, searches for his family and for answers. Prime Video Available with a Prime Video Channels Subscription. The film opened in two more countries the following week. [25], According to LaLonde, two sequels were planned, with Thomson, Murray, and Whelan all signed on to reprise their roles. Starring: Kirk Cameron , Brad Johnson , Chelsea Noble , et al. The third weekend saw the film dip to 923 screens and posted a 67.5% drop to $922,618. While he is there, he takes a computer disc and is almost shot by a sniper. "[41], Left Behind was nominated for three Razzies at the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Actor for Nicolas Cage. Bowmanville Zoo's Mike Hackenberger commented, "Camels sell the look. With all due respect: Oh. 4.4 out of 5 stars 1,494. The film went on to gross a total of $4,224,065, barely surpassing its budget.[1]. Her suspicions soon are confirmed when an airport worker hands Chloe two hard-to-get U2 concert tickets in London that Rayford had ordered, indicating his trip to London and possible extramarital fling was planned all along. On March 9, 2019 at Cleveland Wizard Con, Chad Michael Murray stated in a Q&A that a script was in the works and he had been contacted about possible future filming dates, but nothing has been set in stone. Directed by Vic Armstrong. 2006 | CC. Buck runs outside with the news camera and records the drama as some GNN executives and reporters watch back in Chicago. [9] On August 19, 2013, Olympic bobsledder and hurdler Lolo Jones was announced as a cast member, portraying an airport gate attendant. [6] Part of the agreement grants LaHaye an opportunity to remake the series. [26] The campaign raised $80,699 after a month. After the meeting, Alan is killed in the process of a car bombing, which Buck narrowly escapes. Buck ignores the Steeles' advice and goes to the UN anyway. Its seven-week cumulative total stands at $1,048,328. The series was rebooted with a 2014 film, which has also been poorly received. The first DVD, released on October 31, 2000, featured coupons for the upcoming theatrical release, allowing those going to see it to get in for the price of a matinee ticket. The following week, the film opened in three additional countries: Lebanon ($63,585 opening week) on October 8, and Malaysia ($303,833 opening week) and Philippines ($259,303 opening week) on October 9. Starring: Kirk Cameron , Brad Johnson , Janaya Stephens , et al. Some of the extras who played the saved were noted Christian ministers, most notably Jack Van Impe and John Hagee (who are featured on the airplane shortly before the mass disappearance; Hagee was also very instrumental in the film's promotion) and T. D. Jakes (who appears in the video that the group watches, telling them what to expect in the post-Rapture world). Left Behind: The Movie (2000) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. So many writes a bad review without watching the complete movie. Buck, however, does not fully believe the claims, and he goes to warn Chaim about the plot against the UN. Score one for Satan. Buck mentions that it looks like the end of the world, while Chloe informs him that it is just the beginning. [22], Principal photography began on August 9, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Poor production values, slow pacing, and an implausible story makes Left Behind a movie only for the faithful. The third weekend saw the film dip to 923 screens and posted a 67.5% drop to $922,618. After Chloe returns home, Rayford goes to New Hope Village Church and finds Pastor Bruce Barnes (Clarence Gilyard). Left Behind played on 1,825 screens on its opening weekend, taking the number six position at the US box office with $6,300,147. Egypt and Brazil soon followed on October 22 and 23, taking in $24,951 and $633,096 respectively. [citation needed]. "[40] When asked if it was good, Jenkins said, "It's better than good. Great movie. Upon returning to the cockpit, they discover that people (later revealed to be Christians) are mysteriously disappearing worldwide and some planes are down from missing flight crews. 4.1 out of 5 stars 154. "[38], However, the film was praised by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the original authors of the Left Behind series. While Chloe is inspecting the carnage, her car is stolen by a hurt man and she is stranded on the wrecked highway. "[34], Richard Roeper gave the film a grade of D−, stating that "the writing is horrible, the direction is clunky, the special effects are not special [and] the acting is so wooden you could make a basketball court out of it. On the flight, a flight attendant, Hattie Durham (Chelsea Noble), who is having an affair with Rayford, reveals she's taking a job at the UN and this is her last flight. But Lord willing, we are going to see this thing made into the movie that it should be, and that all the world sees it before the real Rapture comes.[7]. Notable Christian musicians were also used as extras; Bob Carlisle and Rebecca St. James appeared as news anchors, and the Christian group Jake appeared as police guards towards the end of the movie. The CD featured the orchestral score composed by James Covell, and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Avenue Choir. Bruce has also been left behind because he never truly believed in God. "[citation needed]. Left Behind played on 1,825 screens on its opening weekend, taking the number six position at the US box office with $6,300,147. On February 6, 2001, Reunion released the second CD, titled Left Behind: The Original Motion Picture Score. Drama. The film was released in Italy on July 29, 2015 and took the no. He goes to Rayford's house, because they are the only ones Buck knows in Chicago. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power. A driver-less car plows through the mall windows, and a small plane without a pilot crashes in the mall parking lot. He decides his only option is to return to New York and hope his fuel holds out. The film is intended to be the start of a new, contemporary film series drawing inspiration from The Twilight Saga film series, being marketed for a younger audience. They then watch a videotape left by another Reverend Billings dealing with the Rapture, in which all true believers are taken to Heaven, while the rest are left behind to endure the Tribulation—seven years of war and suffering. Left Behind: The Movie (2000) m0vietrailerpark. He narrowly avoids a midair collision, but the jet damages Rayford's fuel line. Rayford explains to Chloe all the New York area airports are closed and the streets full, and he is low on fuel and has nowhere to land. Left Behind: The Movie. Everyone, even the press, believes Carpathia, except Buck, who leaves and returns to the church, where he resolves to fight Carpathia with the help of his friends. Filming commenced in early May 2000 and continued for a total of 31 days. He explains that he has always been "handicapped" to the first two books in the series and will now finally tell the story in its entirety. Watch Now: Free with Ads Or $0.00 with a Prime membership. With Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray. [1], Left Behind was released via DVD and Blu-ray Disc on January 6, 2015. He is currently planning a 6 to 8 film series that will cover the books in its entirety. 3 position with $309,832. Rayford comes to the same conclusion by examining his copilot and stewardess' personal effects. On July 2, 2017, Paul LaLonde announced on the film's Facebook page that he has purchased the rights to all 16 books of the series. Rayford Steele is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour;he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham. The soundtrack to Left Behind features songs from CCM artists such as Third Day, Joy Williams, Kathy Troccoli, and Fred Hammond. So, what possessed the makers of Left Behind to produce such an ignorant piece of garbage that's easily one of the worst films of 2014, if not all-time? Armstrong appears humourlessly earnest about his task. Taking the wounded Buck to New Hope Church (as a makeshift hospital), Rayford and Bruce show Buck the tape that Reverend Billings made. I did like the priest being left behind though. Chloe climbs to the top of a bridge, intending to jump off it and end her life, when she gets a call from Buck, who is in the cockpit with Rayford. The final two weekends of the film's US theatrical release, however, posted a robust 265% increase before ending its run on December 11, 2014. [42], For the original film (first adaptation of the novel), see, "Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind' Set for Oct. 3 Release", "Stunt Icon Vic Armstrong to Direct Nicolas Cage in 'Left Behind, "Nicolas Cage in Talks to Star in 'Left Behind' Reboot", "Chad Michael Murray In Talks For 'Left Behind, "Cassi Thomson Replaces Ashley Tisdale in Nicolas Cage Pic 'Left Behind, "Cloud Ten Pictures announces settlement of legal disputes with Timothy LaHaye, co-author of Left Behind book series", "Cloud Ten Pictures to Remake Left Behind", "Cloud Ten Plans for Bigger, Better 'Left Behind, "Faith-Based 'Left Behind' Books Returning to Big Screen", "Nicolas Cage in talks to star in 'Left Behind' reboot", "Chad Michael Murray Will Be Left Behind", "Ashley Tisdale joins Nicolas Cage movie 'Left Behind, "Has Tia Mowry-Hardrict Landed Major Role In Blockbuster Film Franchise? Left Behind, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins, is a post-apocalyptic fantasy series about Earth’s last days. The sixth week saw a drop to the 16th position, but saw a steady 32% increase to end the week with $21,026. The films were produced by Cloud Ten Pictures and directed by Vic Sarin, Bill Corcoran, and Craig R. Baxley. She goes to check on a crashed semi, whose driver vanished. We know that there will be a rapture of the Christian born again believers. They might not fit through the eye of the needle, but without them, this movie would have been a disaster. In fact, most Christians within the world of the movie—whether the street-preacher lady at the airport or Rayford Steele's wife—are portrayed as insistent, crazy, delusional, or at the very least just really annoying. [13] On October 19, 2012, it was reported in The Hollywood Reporter that stunt artist Vic Armstrong was set to direct the reboot film with the budget around $15 million. On October 3, 2000, Reunion Records released Left Behind: The Movie Soundtrack, featuring a collection of songs from and inspired by the film. The Israeli military is unable to counterattack, but the attacking jets start spontaneously exploding and crashing down. The film gained 62 screens the following weekend, but posted a decline of 55% to end with $2,834,919. Forbes, Bruce David and Jeanne Halgren Kilde (eds.). On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 1% based on 68 reviews, with an average rating of 2.17/10. Two CDs of music from the film have been released. As of March 4, 2016, the film closed and had grossed $14,019,924 in North America and $13,385,972 in other territories for a worldwide total of $27,405,896,[4] plus $5.2 million with home video sales,[30] against a production budget of $16 million. Left Behind is a 2000 Canadian-American religious thriller film directed by Vic Sarin and starring Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Gordon Currie, and Clarence Gilyard. The story shifts to pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson), who has been asked to fly from New York City to London at short notice, causing him to miss his son Raymie's birthday party. [7] He portrays the lead role of Rayford Steele in the film. Each book in the series parallels to each book in the Left Behind series. Left Behind: The Movie. Brazil is the first country to actually post a second-week increase (but only a scant +0.2% increase) and retaining its fifth place spot, making $634,150 (from 232 screens) for a total of $1,591,847. [3][4], The film was universally panned by critics and audiences alike. GNN television journalist Cameron "Buck" Williams (Kirk Cameron) reports from Israel about a new technology which will allow food to grow in inhospitable environments. ... As a prop, camels are great. 6.600 kişi bunun hakkında konuşuyor. Cloud Ten Pictures licensed the rights to the first two Left Behind novels from Namesake Entertainment, which had licensed them from the books' authors. Mayhem breaks loose as shoppers begin looting the stores. 13 years ago | 6.5K views. Directed by: Vic Sarin The End Times. There should be at least one camel in every movie. [19] On August 13, Cassi Thomson joined the lead cast, replacing Tisdale as Chloe Steele. He also assures Chloe things are fine between himself and his wife, who recently had become an active believing Christian, much to Chloe's chagrin. The film was well received by the book series' author. [32] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale. The movie opened in Ecuador on April 17, 2015, debuting in 7th place with $15,055 from 11 screens. At the time of its release, the film was promoted by its creators as the "biggest and most ambitious Christian film ever made. [33], In a review for Entertainment Weekly, film critic Lindsey Bahr writes, "At best, Left Behind is shoddily made sensationalist propaganda—with atrocious acting—that barely registers as entertainment. ", "Box Office Mojo: Left Behind Weekend Gross Results", "Rotten Tomatoes: Left Behind: The Movie", "Washington Post review: 'Left Behind': Heaven Help Us", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Left_Behind:_The_Movie&oldid=995144024, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2008, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Midnight Cry (Closing Theme) – Various Artists. The movie debuted in South Africa on December 4, 2014, ranking 11th place with a total of $14,424. Its sincerity ends up becoming a bulging bull's-eye for rotten-tomato throwers."[4]. Last, he begs for forgiveness and asks him to show him the way it will be awful for faithful! Series parallels to each book in the shower, as she has also been Left Behind movie reviews Metacritic. 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