Amazing, I couldn't have hoped for better. (by carolynzwickyperez)
I loved this movie. Funny, smart, great dialogue. Above all, finally a hilarious movie for atheists! All the negative reviews come from people who do not like to have their faith in religion questioned.I loved it. I loved it enough to create an IMDb account, which I've always avoided in the past. I cared enough to actually bother writing a review. And so that I could give it ten stars. It's a shame for this movie to have such a low rating. It is wonderful.I loved it. I loved it enough to create an IMDb account, which I've always avoided in the past. I cared enough to actually <more>
bother writing a review. And so that I could give it ten stars. It's a shame for this movie to have such a low rating. It is wonderful.
OK it is very low budget. And true it would probably be best seen on a TV rather than in a theater. But it never got boring for me. Some much more expensive Hollywood comedies do. This one was consistently funny. The writing was excellent, the jokes frequent and well written. Anna Kendrick narrates and is the female lead opposite John Francis Daley. Between the two of them they are likable and have plenty of chemistry. The devil is hilarious. Managing to cover every angle of lascivious humor possible. The stoner scenes are also very funny. The final confrontation features another of my <more>
favorite comedy actors Ken Jeong doing what he does. Look, what would you prefer, a big budget special effects heavy movie with leaden dialogue and a lot of very lame jokes... or a snappy funny movie made on the cheap with some brilliant people in it. I know which I prefer. And it's got Anna Kendrick in it dude....
Hilarious, reckless and absolutely fabulous. (by emma-twenty2)
I find that many people who write negative reviews about movies tend to dislike them because they didn't reach their original expectations. This movie is no exception, several previous reviews talk about how it was a disappointment, but what were you expecting? This film was never meant to be a blockbuster hit. It's just controversial fun in every sense of the term. The performances were excellent; I actually only watched the movie for Anna Kendrick, and she definitely didn't disappoint. The movie was just fun and I constantly found myself laughing out loud despite the lack of <more>
complexity in the humor. The whole film was just funny, it pretty much just took the mickey out of Christianity and it did it proudly.Would definitely recommend for anyone who doesn't take things too seriously and knows how to have a laugh.
Fun, Satirical look at the Rapture that never actually came (by in1984)
8.5 of 10. Films mocking the biblical end of the world are in short supply, so short that I can't even think of anything similar outside of some Web cartoons. This has a little of everything, including zombies, animated talking grasshoppers locusts , and speaking crows that insult everybody. Great film to relax and laugh to.That's not to say it can't and, hopefully, will be done better. It does seem sky-breakingly original in a Hollywood controlled market that seems to fear openly satirizing Christian/Jewish/Muslim beliefs beyond the people who don't question them in any way <more>
or use them to get power and wealth.The actors clearly have a lot of fun with this and get into their parts without any fear of becoming toys of the antichrist or Satan. It's something like a much less cartoonish Team America World Police set in the present.
Pot smoking demons, "fowl-mouth" birds, and Ben of Seattle join together with Ben's girl, Lindsey, in battling the Anti-Christ, Craig Robinson, also known as "Earl". If the movie just stopped there, it would already be a comic hit, but the jokes come dangerously non-stop with the evil Earl at the helm of the Rapture's aftermath. As some of the other reviewers have noted, a few quips are sophomoric, but that works in the context of a plot where wickedness envelopes the planet and those left behind adjust to the new norm with a bizarrely hilarious complacence..beware <more>
of this wicked adventure since you might very well laugh yourself to death! I nearly did. While this flick goes well with beer and buddies, it is not recommended for those who are convinced that the earth has corners and has only been around for 6,000 years.
From foul mouth crows telling you to go **** yourself to grasshoppers biting you and yelling suffer to Anna Kendrick telling God **** you, this movie has all of the dumb comedy that makes it so special. It felt a little too short but I really enjoyed it and it entertained me the whole time. The acting was great, Anna Kendrick proves again how great of an actress she is in any genre.
Perfectly Droll Entertainment Dripping With Sarcasm & Random Humor (by DrollDame)
The movie does not pretend to be something it is not. Some may feel the ending fell flat and/or the actors seemed bored by the childish humor. I believe it was all very intentional.The blatant absence of political correctness was, in my opinion, incredibly refreshing. Every now and then a good punch in the face is needed to wake up from incessant exposure to overly cautious censorship forced on us by societal standards. Words will only offend if they are allowed to do so.Those who have a droll sense of humor, enjoy random comedy and do not have a tendency to take everything seriously, will <more>
find this entertaining. Then again, perhaps one must be exposed to copious amounts of idiocy and/or eye-rolling ignorance to fully enjoy such a dry, sarcastic treat. Whatever the case, if you can keep an open mind, I would certainly recommend this for a good laugh.
The rapture is coming, be prepared to laugh (by napierslogs)
"Rapture-Palooza" is based on a true story. Or, so it says at the very beginning of the movie, and then you know exactly what type of humour you're getting yourself into. It's funny, extremely funny. The type of funny that you're laughing out loud so often that you need to rewind to catch all the jokes you missed; it's also the offensive kind of funny. It's offensive, extremely offensive.The rapture is coming, and there will be some people who don't make it into heaven. Gays, musicians, and gay musicians. The movie is set in Seattle. Where God has left a lot <more>
of people behind: namely, Lindsey Anna Kendrick , her boyfriend Ben John Francis Daley , and her family. Her mother Ana Gasteyer did originally get into heaven, but she got kicked out; presumably, due to her complaining about how unorganized and unprofessional it was, or she was in the wrong line. Comedienne Ana Gasteyer is funnier in small doses; her complaining and screaming the entire way through makes it a little less funny.Every rapture-based idea and image is skewered. As the plot begins, they even have Lindsey and Ben reading the Bible to understand what exactly is going to happen and what they can do about it. Ben comments that it's all just pieced together as if nobody thought it through. That's a common complaint about this movie, but when you have so many random things to make fun of, how is it not going to appear random?The plot introduces Craig Robinson as the Beast, aka the Antichrist, aka the devil. He's a former politician who is now in charge of the whole world. And he's funny too. The film pits our everyman heroes, Lindsey and Ben, versus the Beast and they're either going to save the world what's left of it or destroy it in the process.In the long line of end of the world movies, this one is closer to "This Is the End" 2013 at least in terms of the humour, but religious ideas have probably never been as relentlessly attacked as they are in this film. Only for those ready to laugh at the impending rapture.
very funny movie with great acting by craig and anna. ken jeong irritated me to no end and john francis looked like he had boobs throughout the movie. worst dress male ever in a movie... ha ha a little extreme but that was how bad he looked. he never looked that bad in the TV series bones.back to the movie.. fun movie, good acting, horrible effects but hey it's hilariously horrible :P , may offend christians when 'god' appears near the end but bypassing that, anna's stoic expression contrasting with john's panicky ones was nice, overall a fun movie.for the longest time <more>