Sign of the Apocalypse: The Teaser for Left Behind Released Today

Okay, I don’t know how many of you all grew up in religious homes like I did. So if you didn’t, the words “another Left Behind movie” might not mean a lot to you. But I know it absolutely will mean something to some of you. For those who don’t remember, or weren’t subjected to, the cinematic arts’ last foray into bringing Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins’ post-apocalyptic best-sellers to the big screen; I’ll just leave the trailer to the 2000 version of Left Behind here.

…It wasn’t great. Like, the movie was actually kind of awful. So, of course, they made two more Left Behind movies, Tribulation Force and World at War. Also bad.

Still, the Left Behind Series was an enormously successful book series. It makes sense that Hollywood would still want to attempt to cash in on the series’ success, despite the three previous, lackluster movies. It also makes sense that the one man who could keep his cool and defeat the rapture would also be the one man who could be trusted to steal the Declaration of Independence, the one and only, Mr. Nicolas Cage.

Yes, that’s right, Nicolas Cage will be headlining a new-and-improved version of Left Behind that will be released in October, alongside actors like Chad Michael Murray, Jordin Sparks, and Lea Thompson. Just take a look at the official movie poster, and bask in its awesome glory.

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You guys, I have to be honest here. I feel like I’m being punked. From the second I heard whispers of this movie, more specifically, from the second I heard Nic Cage would be heading up the cast, I was like, “This isn’t a real thing. It can’t be.” But, much like the rapture, this movie seems to be a thing we’ve been hearing about for a long time, and because many of us were so sure it wasn’t real, we weren’t ready for it when it finally arrived. Well folks, the end is extremely freaking nigh. The first teaser for Nicolas Cage Presents, National Treasure: The Rapture is here. If you want to watch it, you can see it on the movie’s facebook page.

Despite being shocked that this movie is actually happening, I’m excited for this movie and what will surely be one of the most awesomely bad cinematic adventures I’ve had in a while.

I’m excited for this movie like I was excited for Sharknado (or really any Scy-Fy original movie). It’s probably not a movie I’ll ever spend any money on (or anything more than a buck at Redbox), but it’s absolutely one of those movies that I want to be able to say, “I TOTALLY saw that!” I pride myself in the number of awesomely bad movies I’ve seen. The higher the sequel, the more improbable the story line, or the more genetically mutated the Big Bad is, the more interested I am in the movie. I think this movie will easily meet my criteria for a truly awesomely bad movie.

And here’s another opportunity to check out the teaser trailer. Much like the End Times, it doesn’t matter how strong you are, how fast you run, or where you hide, you cannot escape this movie.

4 thoughts on “Sign of the Apocalypse: The Teaser for Left Behind Released Today

  1. What a joke. This is just a bad attempt to ride along the sure success of HBO’s new rapture show the Leftovers. Any movie with Nic Cage as the lead knows it’s going to do bad.

  2. These kinds of movies fall into the dreaded “middle zone” for me. They aren’t remotely “good”, and they aren’t bad enough to be “so bad it’s good” like Reefer Madness, The Room or Ed Wood movies. The Left Behind books and movies are technically religious I suppose, but they are made for a specific brand of conservative, Evangelical Christian. Most Christians, and most movie goers, just perceive them as baloney. As such, you can’t “redeem” them by spending more money or hiring better actors. Your instinct about being punked is a good one.

    1. Yep. Though I’m still hoping this movie can be a good one to watch with pizza, beers, and a group of friends. Any aspects of “so good it’s bad” will certainly be unintentional on their part (unlike Reefer Madness, which is in a class of its own). Though I do see potential for it to be one of those movies that is fun to Redbox or catch on TV with friends because watching it and laughing at it together makes it a fun movie experience. But like I said before, this movie definitely doesn’t have an Oscar in its future!

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