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Rapture-Palooza (2013)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  7 June 2013 (USA)
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Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

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The rapture has happened and Lindsey (Anna Kendrick), her boyfriend Ben (John Francis Daley), and their families have been left behind, doomed to endure torture on Earth. A former politician named Earl Gundy (Craig Robinson), now known as The Beast, is the Anti-Christ. But when The Beast decides he wants to take Lindsey as his wife, Lindsey and Ben most come up with a plan to defeat the Anti-Christ. Written by napierslogs

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Rated R for language including crude sexual references throughout, and for drug use | See all certifications »

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Preceded Craig (Beast) Robinson's other post-apocalyptic movie 'This Is the End' by five days in 2013. See more »

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Several characters call the final book of the Bible "Revelations", when it is actually called Revelation. See more »

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Ben House: I'm not going to let the Anti-Christ steal my girlfriend, dad.
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References Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) See more »

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Sexy Beast (Remix)
Written by Joachim Horsley and Craig Robinson
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The end of the world is here with Rapture Palooza
25 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been a lot of ensemble comedies as of late with a few working and others struggling to find their place. The latest Rapture Palooza brings together a great cast including Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Ken Jeong, Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Tyler Labine to tackle the biblical end of the world, but does it have the story and execution to keep it all together or will it feel like the end of the world trying to get through it?

Rapture Palooza follows a young couple who are forced into a battle with the Antichrist amidst a religious apocalypse with only the help of some pot head teens and an undead neighbor obsessed with mowing his lawn. This movie had everything it needed to work and does entertain for the most part, but somewhere along the way things get a bit cluttered. The first half of the movie is pretty entertaining and fast paced setting up this world, but as it moves forward it goes from clever to almost stupid. Craig Robinson who is normally pretty damn funny seems to be phoning it in at one point and then forcing it the next. He still has some great moments, but just doesn't live up to his normal fun. Anna Kendrick does a great job with her character keeping the goofiness to a minimum while seemingly taking this world seriously. The rest of the cast are hit and miss with a lot of their one-liners somewhat out of place, but a decent amount of them work as well.

This is one of those films that will probably only entertain a select group which is most likely the only people that will check it out anyway. There are some great funny moments and the film does entertain, just not as much as it could have given a little more polish to the script.


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