Re: virus: meta-movies

James Veverka (
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If the Rapture happens during the first half hour of the movie, what's the point of the rest?

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Sounds cool. I think I would want to watch the first half-hour though. You know, for the sake of... of... continuity. Yeah. That's it. Continuity.


Zloduska wrote:

> as for more memetically-flavored movie reviews:
> I recently rented _The Rapture_. This movie shows both the perspective of
> Christians and atheists alike, in a dead pan, simple sort of way. It's not
> at all complex, and there are some weak mystical moments, but other scenes
> and exchanges between characters are priceless. Briefly, _The Rapture_
> involves a woman named Sharon (Mimi Rogers) who leads a "sinful"
> of excessive sex and drugs, and is content until one day the emptiness
> inside consumes her and she is nearly driven to suicide. Shortly after,
> she becomes "clean", finds Jesus, joins a religious cult, and awaits the
> end of the world. This is not a pro-Xtian movie, although it could
be seen
> that way- if you're as dense as a meteor. It is very dark. In the end,
> her Faith and "trust in God" completely backfires on her and her family.
> It's almost an evil pleasure to watch, if it weren't so close to reality.
> There are some drawbacks. Unless you are a fan of late-nite HBO
> skin-flicks, I would recommend fast-forwarding through
the first half-hour
> of the movie; you won't miss anything. Also, that horrible actor from the
> X-files (David something-or-other) is a main character. Not to mention
> that the script and acting is terrible at the beginning. BUT, halfway
> through, the movie becomes much more eerie and entertaining,
with a better
> plot and dialogue.
> My favorite part:
> zombie zealot: "God will forgive all of your sins."
> jaded apostate: "But who forgives God?"
> Gooey Pies and Lozenges 2 you all.
> ~kjs