Rapture-Palooza

2013

Rapture-Palooza

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25%

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Total Count: 20

30%

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When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor, the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride... and just maybe, saving the world in the process.(c) Official Facebook

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Cast

Craig Robinson
as The Beast
Anna Kendrick
as Lindsey Lewis
Tom Lennon
as Mr. Murphy
Rob Corddry
as Mr. House
Ana Gasteyer
as Mrs. Lewis
Rob Huebel
as Morgan
Paul Scheer
as Security Wraith
Mike O'Connell
as First Wraith
Calum Worthy
as Clark Lewis
Tyler Labine
as Shorter Wraith
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  • Aug 06, 2015
    As if things were not bad enough for Seattle what with the Supersonics moving to Oklahoma, the last Super Bowl and finding out that they are seriously overdue for a huge earthquake, The Beast(Craig Robinson) chooses the city for his residence following the rapture. In the meantime, Lindsey(Anna Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben(John Francis Daley) try to make the best of a truly horrendous situation by opening their own sandwich business. Which promptly gets flattened by a flaming piece of rock. That leads to some drastic measures on their part... With the exception of a couple of neat moments like a defense of "The Chronicles of Riddick" and confirming that the 1997 Denver Broncos were evil, thus proving once and for all that John Elway is the Blond Prince of Darkness(Disclosure: the writer is a sad, bitter Cleveland Browns fan), there is really nothing positive to say about "Rapture-Palooza" which wastes both an excellent title and a situation with definite potential. And just because a movie has a very low budget like here, it does not preclude it from actually trying. In any case, Anna Kendrick just looks very annoyed and can you blame her?
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 28, 2014
    There is a lot of funny ideas and great dialogue in this independent film, but perhaps because of the subject matter and obsession with being crude, the film suffers. Anna Kendrick basically plays the same character as usual, as does John Francis Daley, which is fine since they are portraying very nonplussed atheists taking this new world in little by little. A lot of the ideas were really solid, but the film also meanders around far too long. Craig Robinson, as much as I love him, was way too over the top and vulgar. Though I appreciated his performance for what it was, his scenes went on far too long and his vocabulary relied heavily on the profane. The ending was really well thought out and the overall message was nice, as atheism isn't given much credence. Still, the reliance on Robinson to carry most of this film makes it flounder under its own weight.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2014
    This follows the principle set by Your Majesty and Hellbenders. They curse a lot in the hopes that you don't notice how much the film is lacking in decent laughs or story. This film sees Craig Robison, as the antichrist, making a number of inappropriate comments towards Anna Kendrick's character, whose name escapes me right now. I think it's funny the first couple of times, but after the billionth comment, it just sort of starts to become uncomfortable to watch. Uncomfortable in the sense that you feel a little bit embarrassed for the actors, especially Anna Kendrick, for having to perform and listen to these childish comments. Of course, with a cast like this, there's still some really funny lines. Craig Robinson has a lot of them, but I think the film is more concerned with having clever lines than anything else. The story is incredibly lacking, it doesn't really build to anything and isn't particularly interesting. Anna Kendrick's character has to marry the Beast or else he kills everyone she knows. It's a little dull to be honest, almost like the script didn't get out of the first draft before they decided to film it. A lot could've been tightened up and revised if a little more effort was put into the script. The cast makes it a little more watchable than it probably should've been, but outside of some funny lines, there's not much this film gets right. And that's a shame, cause this concept had a lot of potential to make for a great movie, and we got a below average movie out of it.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2013
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