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(2002), NR [PG-NR*]
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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)
Production: Cloud Ten Pictures
Distribution: Cloud Ten Pictures and Store.ConservativePetitions.Com
Director(s): Bill Corcoran
Producer(s): Peter Lalonde, Edwin Ng, Ron Booth, Nicholas Tabarrok
Production Supervision: Andre Van Heerden
Written by/Screenplay: Paul Lalonde, John Patus
Director of Photography: Michael Storey
Music: Gary Koftinoff
Film Editing: Michael Doherty
Casting: Lisa Parasyn
Production Design: Harold Thrasher
All photos on this page are ©Cloud Ten Pictures.
Not willing to accept their friends and loved ones are gone, never to return, the people of a panic-stricken smoldering world of chaos and fear continue the search for the hundreds of millions who poofed out of existence at the Rapture one week ago. Martial law is in effect. Rioting, looting and plundering are the rule rather than the exception. Evil is in control. Bad gets worse as a band of newly saved post-Rapture Christians try to bring the Gospel Truth to as many as possible while they can. Left Behind: Tribulation Force is a very sobering accounting of what they who choose to reject our Lord can expect after the King has collected His Bride.
If you found Left Behind: The Movie thought-provoking and sobering, you will beyond any doubt find amplification in Left Behind II: Tribulation Force. It is an excellent compliment and magnifying sequel to Left Behind: The Movie. It will serve as well and possibly better as a dynamic evangelical tool to help you witness to others about the matter of choice we all have whether to accept on faith that Jesus is Lord and resurrected Savior.
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force is accurate to the Scriptures. Indeed, there are four episodes of characters coming to Christ in this movie which tells us of His Word which promises that even after the Rapture they who have not yet made the Decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior will have a chance for eternal Life in Paradise ... a chance to even then accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. That is, if they who are left behind survive long enough during the atrocities of the post-Rapture period -- the Tribulation; during the seven most horrible of years mankind will ever know, seven years of woe and misery beyond description for all who are left behind.
By discussion with Cloud Ten Pictures' staff, this movie is not intended to be submitted to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). If it were, confidence is high that it would earn a PG classification since it earned a final CAP score of 77 which places it perfectly in the CAP scoring range earned by PG movies (86 to 68 out of 100). While Left Behind: Tribulation Force is equivalent to either G or PG in five of the six CAP investigation areas (in I, S, D, O and M), it is equivalent to some R-rated movies in violence (W). Though confidence is high that Left Behind: Tribulation Force would earn a rating of PG by the MPAA, the movie is deeply entrenched in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Salvation through the Precious Blood, and several issues of Biblical prophecy. Therefore the MPAA might instead label it PG-13 simply because of it's Christian content. We need to understand, that which is fundamental reality to we who have come to know Jesus and the personal accountability of the Christian faith may be and often is bitter to the secular world.
In an advance availability notice email to our mail list I said "I cannot imagine Cloud Ten Pictures disappointing me." They didn't. And I doubt you will be disappointed either. I will break my own policy regarding making recommendations about movies and will, because of the importance of the message of this film, wholeheartedly recommend you see this movie at your earliest opportunity.
Note, however, that there are some issues in content that may be of concern to parents and grandparents. As with all story-telling dealing with violence and terror, some invasive programming is to be expected. But as is typical with Cloud Ten Pictures and their writers, they are talented enough to tell a great story without all the excessive and extreme gore and vulgarity on which most secular filmmakers rely. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section will reveal all that was noted regarding programming which may make some folks uncomfortable with letting their young children watch this movie. Some of the issues of likely concern for mom/dad include tales of and contemplation of and threat of suicide [Exod. 20:13], two automatic gunfire murders (no gore) [Prov. 3:31-32], human incineration, and a daughter's arrogance against her father [Prov. 17:6]. Further examples include gunfire to kill, firearm threats and several issues of fine-sounding arguments and smooth talk to cheapen and counterfeit the Scriptures [Rom. 16:17-18, Ps. 55:21, Col. 2:4]. There is NO foul language of any kind in this movie, not even God's name in vain with or without the four letter expletive. And the only "sexual" matter is a high slit skirt showing a little more of a woman's legs than might be considered polite. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section provides all that was noted.
Earlier I spoke of having a number of still photos from the production of Left Behind: Tribulation Force. Under the Findings/Scoring section I offer the photos as a sample of what you will get if you watch the movie. The photos under the Findings/Scoring section are in random order and are not intended to be related to the Summary/Commentary text by proximity nor are they intended to show any order of movie chronology. Maybe I am using a subliminal tease, but I really would like for you to watch this movie to see if it could be an evangelical tool for you to help you walk others to the Cross OR to maybe convince they who have not yet made the Decision to ponder ferevently and deeply the free gift of eternial Life in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Buy the movie, rent it or borrow it but watch it for yourselves because only you can decide which tools you will use to help the lost find their way to the Cross and only you who have not made the Decision can make it. And by not deciding, the decision is made.
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***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
(The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary/
Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
|NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.|
|"There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our nearly seven years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|
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