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Waiting for Armageddon (2009)

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America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »
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Robert L. Dean ...
Himself - Pastor, West Houston Bible Chuch (as Dr. Robert L. Dean)
Gary Derickson ...
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Ashley Edwards ...
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Devonna Edwards ...
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Kristin Edwards ...
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Tony Edwards ...
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Gershom Gorenberg ...
Himself - Author, The End of Days
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America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing documentary explores their world - in their homes, at conferences, and on a wide-ranging tour of Israel. By interweaving Christian, Zionist, Jewish and critical perspectives along with telling archival materials, the filmmakers probe the politically powerful - and potentially explosive - alliance between Evangelical Christians and Israel...an alliance that may set the stage for what one prominent Evangelical leader calls "World War III." Written by FRF

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28 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$2,579 (USA) (8 January 2010)

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$10,501 (USA) (19 February 2010)
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what's there is decent, but there could be more
11 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At 74 minutes, this is a slim volume of information on Christian Evangelicals and their pathway to Armageddon via the Rapture and Tribulation and so on. It will be a very good guide for those who know nothing much about how certain evangelical Christians (the "Pre-Milennialist" kind, though the film only brings up "Post-Modern" theory) and especially their link to Israel. The way it goes is this: certain Bible-thumpers are very concerned about what happens to Israel because during the Rapture, Jesus will return and then certain things will happen - such as the mass wipeout of anyone who is not of a certain persuasion. Like, say, who is Jewish.

There is more to it than that, and the film focuses really on this separation between these hardcore Christians and Orthodox Jews (Islam and Muslims aren't given much screen time, but that might be another documentary altogether). What we get is mostly looks at families and couples who believe in the Rapture and Tribulation and Revelations, and some of them believe, very seriously, that their children won't live to see their high school graduation. The world is a bad place and it needs an ass-kicking Jesus to come back thanks to the Rapture in Israel. This, coupled with footage form John Hagee's Post-Modern church, makes for some viewing that is open to interpretation: truthful on this very specific sect, and pretty terrifying for those that don't even go that far much less don't believe the Rapture.

If there is a main problem it's the length. There's just so much more the filmmakers can go into here on this subject, and the documentary, while competently made and featuring some interesting interviews and takes on the subject, only scratches the surface. Especially on the front of politics it only goes up to a certain point, which is fine, though at 74 minutes it just stops short of digging deeper into what is a very American-based phenomenon with these Rapture-folks (one of them being Sarah Palin) and how it goes into politics. For what it's worth it's decent to see as a rental or on netflix (it'll likely wind up on their streaming service). But for a theatrical viewing it just needs something more, or more than just personal testimony. Hell (pun intended) a documentary TV show could be made on just the history of Christians and Jews on the Rapture alone.


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