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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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Mr. House: Are you trying to do good or something to get raptured? Because I'm telling you kids, that was a one time deal-y.
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References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

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I Wanna Touch Yo Booty
Written by Craig Robinson
Performed by Craig Robinson
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At least there's no sign of Seth Rogen.
7 September 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Just like the predicted Rapture of 2012 (as prophesied by Ronald Weinland of the apocalypticist COG-PKG), end of the world comedy Rapture Palooza proves to be something of a non-event.

Despite a potentially very funny premise, and a promising start (the slo-mo credits sequence is surprisingly stylish), the film is extremely hit and miss, with the majority of gags being misses. Much of the humour relies on smut and profanity, which I have no problem with, but when I fail to find a vagina joke funny, we definitely have a problem!

To make matters worse, the whole production has an air of cheapness about it, particularly the special effects scenes which look like someone knocked them out quickly in After Effects on their iMac (I suspect this may not be far from the truth).

Overall, this is very much like that other terrible rapture themed comedy of 2013, This Is The End, only none of its stars are anywhere near as obnoxious as Seth Rogen.

3/10, plus an extra point for getting Anna Kendrick into that white dress (which distracted me slightly from the dire comedy).


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