The death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, which start occurring in, of all places, a town called "Haven" that is located deep in the bowels of Bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personal assistant are sent to investigate. Written by
Upon first arriving in Haven, Katherine and Ben drive past a large red brick building and then immediately blow right through a stop sign (which has a police car behind it on the cross street). See more »
In 1400 B.C., a group of nervous Egyptians saw the Nile turn red. But what they thought was blood was actually an algae bloom which killed the fish, which prior to that had been living off the eggs of frogs. Those uneaten eggs turned into record numbers of baby frogs who subsequently fled to the land and died. Their little rotting frog bodies attracted lice and flies. The lice carried the bluetongue virus, which killed 70% of Egypt's livestock. The flies carried glanders, a bacterial infection ...
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The opening logos are unique and blend into one another: a red Warner Bros. logo crumbles into dust to reveal a pink-tinted Village Roadshow Pictures logo, which in turn is obscured by clouds that part to reveal the Dark Castle Entertainment logo. See more »
Since there has been no re-make of The Ten Commandments, I thought this
movie might adequately do what's advertised: show the 10 plagues (with
today's special-effects). However, except for the attack of locusts,
the plagues were confined to a tiny area and nothing really to see. I
mean the flies were limited to a small barbecue!!! When the real
plagues came, in Moses day, they encompassed quite an area and frogs,
flies, locusts, etc., came by the millions. Here, about 20 frogs
dropped from the sky in a lake. It was ridiculous....and disappointing.
I also thought Hilary Swank was enough of a big-name actress that this
wouldn't be some cheesy B-movie.
Wrong. This has a "B" feel to it all the way. Even the "twist" at the
end is very predictable.
A 'B' film is exactly what it was, making me wonder how someone could
go from "Million Dollar Baby" to this in so short a time. The only
other name actor in here is Stephen Rea, and he has a small role.
Overall, it's not as terrible as I might be making it to be because
it's entertaining enough to keep your interest - so I give it five
points for that - but I expected more.
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