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The Second Coming
The Second Coming
Actors: Desi del Valle, Helen Palladino, Shelly Volk, John Connally (II), Wendee Curtis
Director: Jack Walsh
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2004     1hr 53min

THE SECOND COMING is a triumphant mixture of science fiction, political agitprop, and experrimental montage as timely today as when it was made almost ten years ago. In the near future, Christan fundamentalists attempt a ...  more »


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Actors: Desi del Valle, Helen Palladino, Shelly Volk, John Connally (II), Wendee Curtis
Director: Jack Walsh
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Water Bearer Films, Inc
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Confused mess.
Alan Montgomery | Oberlin, Oh USA | 11/05/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is an hour of the most poorly told story with some inept acting to help it along. From the obvious symbolism of the two smoke stacks towering over the two young men meeting to the grainy, pseudo-documentary footage, this movie is irritating from the get go. Don't let the cover fool you, as it did me. That image comes about three times in the movie and means almost nothing. Don't waste your time and money on this one. It's price is the only thing that is of high quality. It is not enlightening, uplifting or entertaining. Why bother?!"
A Futuristic Bomb
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 01/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

""The Second Coming"

A Futuristic Bomb

Amos Lassen

You could probably tell from the title that this is not going to be a rave review. "The Second Coming" tells of Carlos and Ben who fell in live in high school despite the racism and fundamentalism taking place in America. In fact, fundamental Christianity was threatening to take over the United States and the two young men become members of an underground resistance movement.
What is a good idea fall flat and it looks like a film made by a bunch of high school students who were given a camera and just told to shoot some film.
When the religious fanatics take over the United States, they begin to rewrite the Constitution based on the Bible and gay people, lesbians and Jews are out and everyone must be Christian (sounds a bit like Arkansas). What else can I say that this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. In fact, I cringed as I watched it and almost turned it off several times but I kept hoping that the interesting premise might yield an interesting movie but no such luck. The acting is positively incredibly bad so much so that I hesitate to call it acting. In fact, I usually find something good in every film I see but I can't say that here. I guess the director, Jack Walsh was using the movie to bring us his own political ideology (which is super paranoid) but he does not succeed. He slips documentary footage in that adds nothing and there are scenes of poverty that just seem thrown in for whatever reason. He tries very hard to get his message across which I realized in the first two minutes. It steadily goes from bad to awful to unwatchable ( I know I watched it).
There is one plus. A bonus feature, "A Letter to Rock" is extremely moving. It was made in 1994 before the arrest of the AIDS virus with the medicinal cocktail and it shows how hopeless things were in sensitivity and emotion. We were ignored by the powers that were; we were condemned by them and I remember it too well. For that alone the DVD is worth the purchase. We must never forget.