Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 03/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As we find ourselves tumbling into an upside-down world, where misinformation is "news" and truth is in scarce supply, this is a thought-provoking film, well acted and scripted, with a few action scenes thrown in for good measure.
It is a B movie with A+ entertainment value, and doesn't leave you with that "why did I waste my time on that dribble" feeling afterwards.Some of the acting is exceptional; Leigh Lewis is excellent as Helen Hannah, who is jailed for "crimes" she did not commit, and Nick Mancuso is marvelous as the slithery and suave Anti-Christ, Franco Macalousso, ruler of the ultimate tyranny, a one-world government, who with his velvety-voiced delivery says the qualities he admires in a man are "self-centeredness, self-pity, pride and vengefulness".
Corbin Bernsen is convincing as the defense attorney, who has to decide which master he will serve, and get off the fence he has been sitting on all of his empty life, with a bottle for comfort.Throroughly enjoyable is Mr. T, as a man who realizes that one has to confront the wicked, at whatever cost ("all is takes for evil to prosper is for good people to do nothin'"). Though not a "master actor", his charisma fills the screen when he's on camera.With a fine score by Gary Koftinoff, and well-paced direction by Andre van Heerden, who also co-wrote the clever script with Peter and Paul Lalonde, this is a low-buget film that gives us viewing value, with something to think about while we watch. Total running time 1 hour and 40 minutes."
Brilliant addition to the Apocalypse series
Christian St John | Canada | 05/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film has had a lot of negative feedback in newspapers and magazines but it is actually very good. I watched this movie after watching the previous 3 Apocalypse movies and it made complete sense. The Christians in this movie are suffering and are being persecuted because they are living in the endtimes as prophecied in the Bible. They weren't Christian's when the Rapture happened and became Christian's after the glorious event. I think it brilliantly portrays faith conquering fear and persecution. Not to be taken too seriously I think this film is full of wonderful insights and answers to many of the worlds questions re: the Christian faith and more importantly Jesus himself. It sickens me when I read people who believe that when you become a Christian it's gonna be a piece of cake from then on... kind of like a get out of jail card. I'm not saying that we have to pay for our sins or suffer to be saved or get into heaven, to have these two gifts one must have faith in Jesus, but suffering, fear, persecution, strife, poverty, hate and even death is something that our brothers and sisters in Christ suffer daily all over the world, whilst we sit in our comfort zones. In short, a brilliant movie that touches on many great subjects, and oh yeah!!! it stars MR.T. A must have for anyone into the endtime message. Cloud Ten Pictures... more please."
TRULY A GOD-LED PRODUCTION!
Steven Hancock | Winston Salem, NC United States | 03/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only is this the second best film in the APOCALYPSE series (#1 is REVELATION), but it is a real mind-thinker. It shows how everybody, wether they're Christian, Buddhist, Jewish , or of any religion, will put their faith on trial. We'll question what we believe and why we believe it. Right up their on my Top 5 Favorite films list (1. THE PATRIOT; 2. LEFT BEHIND; 3. REVELATION; 4. JUDGMENT; 5. TRIBULATION). Buy It! See It! Love It! Grade: A+"
Best in the series!
TOMMY C ELLIS | Federal Way, WA United States | 11/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""God vs. Man" is the basic premise of this story. Set in the near future, humanity has experienced a devestating incident--millions of people suddenly disappeared worldwide. The chaos that follows unites the nations under a global government led by Nick Mancouso.The government line is that those who disappeared were reactionary religionists who served to retard humanity's evolution toward spiritual unity and enlightenment. Anti-government rebels claim that the global leader is the biblical anti-Christ of the New Testament book of Revelation, and that those who disappeared were Christians, whom God had taken up to heaven, just prior to a period of great judgment.Accusations are tossed back and forth, and ultimately Helen Hannah, the leader of the rebels, is captured and put on trial for treason against humanity. However, her defense attorney says Hannah is not to blame--that she is a deluded follower of God--and that it is God who should be on trial. The dialogue and plot are much crisper than previous ones in this series. The attorneys are passionate, yet cool and persuasive. The protaganist is both vulnerable and resolute--a powerfully nuanced combination that is most believable.A subplot, in which those in the rebel camp argue over how much violence they can use for their cause, proved a messier storyline. It might have helped the overall product to drop this element, and enhance the main battle a bit more.Overall, this was an excellent product--the most professional of the set."
What a surprise!! It wasn't cheesy!!
Bible believing Christian | geneseo, New york | 12/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Was really expecting something more along the cheesiness B movie line like Left Behind or something. I wasn't to thrilled with Left Behind, I enjoyed the books much more. I thought they could have done more with that movie, but this movie, Judgement, I actually enjoyed it. There were a few violent scenes, but not anything full of gore. Just boom and they're dead, one explosion. No foul language. My copy said it wasn't rated, but Amazon.com labels this movie as PG-13, which I thought was appropriate. It's not something I'd want my 2 year old watching, but wouldn't be horrified if he woke up from a nap and saw a scene or two. I'd recommend this movie. This was apparently a sequel. I didn't know it when I bought it and followed along fine without seeing the first movie."