Watch: Rapture-Palooza 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – The rapture has happened and Lindsey (Anna Kendrick), her boyfriend Ben (John Francis Daley), and their families have been left behind, doomed to endure torture on Earth. A former politician named Earl Gundy (Craig Robinson), now known as The Beast, is the Anti-Christ. But when The Beast decides he wants to take Lindsey as his wife, Lindsey and Ben most come up with a plan to defeat the Anti-Christ..
Plot: Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
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The end of the world is here with Rapture Palooza
There have been a lot of ensemble comedies as of late with a few working and others struggling to find their place. The latest Rapture Palooza brings together a great cast including Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Ken Jeong, Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Tyler Labine to tackle the biblical end of the world, but does it have the story and execution to keep it all together or will it feel like the end of the world trying to get through it?
Rapture Palooza follows a young couple who are forced into a battle with the Antichrist amidst a religious apocalypse with only the help of some pot head teens and an undead neighbor obsessed with mowing his lawn. This movie had everything it needed to work and does entertain for the most part, but somewhere along the way things get a bit cluttered. The first half of the movie is pretty entertaining and fast paced setting up this world, but as it moves forward it goes from clever to almost stupid. Craig Robinson who is normally pretty damn funny seems to be phoning it in at one point and then forcing it the next. He still has some great moments, but just doesn’t live up to his normal fun. Anna Kendrick does a great job with her character keeping the goofiness to a minimum while seemingly taking this world seriously. The rest of the cast are hit and miss with a lot of their one-liners somewhat out of place, but a decent amount of them work as well.
This is one of those films that will probably only entertain a select group which is most likely the only people that will check it out anyway. There are some great funny moments and the film does entertain, just not as much as it could have given a little more polish to the script.
Funny, irreverent look at the Christian apocalypse.
The Rapture comes. Mrs. Lewis gets taken up to Heaven, but is returned as defective. Those left behind have a lot to deal with: wraiths, molten rocks from the sky, blood rain, locusts who talk, crows that verbally abuse everyone, and the like.
Worst of all is that a one-time politician, Earl Gundy, becomes the anti-Christ. He talks everyone into calling him The Beast. He has his own deadly Beastly Guards, and an array of wraiths protecting him. He takes over the world’s armament, and destroys cities to spread terror and obedience.
Lindsey and Ben are engaged, and hope to make a living in the apocalyptic times. A molten rock ends that. Ben’s father works for The Beast, and suggests that the pair interview with The Beast. When The Beast finds that Lindsey is a virgin, he entices her to become his bride.
They concoct a plan to imprison The Beast as predicted in the Book of Revelation. They proceed with this, and it seems to be going well, but Ben lasers God’s son as he descends from heaven to take out the anti-Christ. God and The Beast have it out.
How does this end up?
Cinematography: 10/10 Just fine.
Sound: 8/10 The actors are well-miked, but the music could have been better.
Acting: 7/10 Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, and John Francis Daley (Bones) were the best. I liked most of the actors, but a few were not so good, such as Calum Worthy, Paul Scheer, and Tyler Labine.
Screenplay: 7/10 I got several good laughs out of this one, mostly for its sheer irreverence. The stoner dogma was pushed a bit too hard for my taste.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Director Paul Middleditch
Writer Chris Matheson
Actors Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley
Country United States
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