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Drama - Supernatural

Left Behind (2014)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story A series of 16 books by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye and possibly a video franchise from 2000.
Writers/Script Paul Lalonde, John Patus
Additional Info The authors of the books thought it was a good representation of their work.
Director Vic Armstrong
Starring Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan
Elevator Pitch When a large selection of the population of earth disappears leaving their cloths behind there is chaos as driverles vehicles crash and law and order fails. In an aircraft on its way to London some of the passengers and crew disappear, and after it is damaged the pilot turns back towards New York, where his daughter may be the only help he has available to save the aircraft.
Content Time spent in the airport, apparently setting up the relationships between the protagonists. A lot of devastation on the ground as people disappear. Problems in the air as the passengers in the aircraft panic, and after a mid-air collision it starts to lose fuel. People determine that the disappearances may be “an Act of God”. Actually I found this easier to accept than the possibility that a flight attendant would believe a captain when he told her he was not married. No nudity, sex, drugs, drinking or anything really.
A View This was nominated for several Razzies but, unbelievably, did not win any, and it was universally panned by the critics. I observed that Nic Cage cannot wear a peaked cap and that Cassi Thomson is a good runner (a requirement for Dr Who companions if she is looking for work) but what a terrible film. So just to be absolutely clear I am putting it in the “DON’T SEE” category.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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