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The Second Coming of Christ (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | 6 March 2018 (USA)
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The journey of a woman scientist who, at the end of times, discovers that true Faith can bring Miracles.

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Daniel Anghelcev

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Diana Angelson (as Diana Busuioc), Daniel Anghelcev
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Angelson ... Dr. Beatrix Cera
Jason London ... John Zachary
Quinton Aaron ... Michael
Natalie Burn ... Sonya Antonov
Al Sapienza ... Colonel Krewiss
Tom Sizemore ... Larry
Meredith Salenger ... Dr. Clea
Sally Kirkland ... Stella
Jessica Zhou Jessica Zhou ... Alba
Maria Julieta Georoiu Maria Julieta Georoiu ... Mary, Mother of Jesus
Jason Tobias ... Jesus Christ
Vincent Rivera ... The Resident
Les Brandt ... John the Apostle
Nazo Bravo ... Pvt. Sassounian (as Naz Aslanian)
Constantin Alecse Constantin Alecse ... Himself
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The journey of a woman scientist who, at the end of times, discovers that true Faith can bring Miracles.

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"For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive"

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English

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6 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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An interesting end times movie with a structurally challenged script.
13 February 2019 | by Randy_DreammakerSee all my reviews

The Second Coming Of Christ is pretty much what I have come to expect for most attempts by the religious community to create an evangelistic end times movie.

The cinematography is actually pretty good, the acting for the most part is better than average. Unfortunately, the weak part of this film is in its story; which while interesting, has poor execution of bump points to move it forward, causing progression to occur abruptly. The story also has a poorly executed resolution that occurs abruptly and lacks earlier set-up to explain what is happening and causes a loss of connection with how the story was developing. The ending feels like the screenwriter wrote to long of a story, and then needed to cut out significant parts of the background story that is needed to resolve the ending.

As for its content, as a reviewer of Christian and religious movies, it felt like this movie introduced quite a few strange doctrinal ideas, while also trying to introduce a science theme to explain end time prophecy. For an endtimes themed movie, it strays away from what could be considered the typical and most common endtime storylines.

One aspect of the movie that bothered me, was the decision to have the opening part of the film in either hebrew or aramaic, which completely assumes that the viewer already has a standing knowledge of the crucifixion story. Another part of the film was also filmed in another language, but the film is obviously written for an English speaking and comprehending audience. This added nothing of value to the film and if anything made an already structurally challenged story, more challenged.

Bottom line, its just a very odd and unusual story even for a Christian film. I didn't mind watching it, I found it interesting enough to watch it all the way through to the end, but the ending in particular is so abrupt, with poor build up and advance setup, that it left me feeling unresolved. A well written movie, even if its a bad movie, should always leave the viewer feeling both resolved and understanding what occurred.

All that being said, I am impressed that this was filmed as a short film and won first place at the Action on Film Film Festival where my short films have also appeared. I gave it an extra star, just because I saw that it premiered at AOF.


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