How does something this bad get made?
Pet Lover | Arlington Heights, IL USA | 04/12/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I got tricked into renting this movie because of the reference to Left Behind on the box cover. While the movie has some similar elements to that series such as ongoing catastrophic events, there is absolutely no attempt by the moviemakers to tie them to the actual story (such as it is). These events are instead incidental to the story of a mom trying to find her daughter. One she's reunited, and after she runs into some shadow group who's purpose is never really explaind, the story ends. Stay far, far away from this movie and rent/buy instead Left Behind with Kirk Cameron or the Apocalypse series."
Pseudo-Christian pseudo-end-times movie.
NoWireHangers | Sweden | 03/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Countdown Jerusalem is The Asylum and Faith Films's latest effort to cash in on the Christian market hungry for Left Behind-type movies. This time, at least the sound mixing is competent so you can hear the dialog (as opposed to The Apocalypse). Still, the writing and acting is bad (although the actors seem to be trying their best with the material they've been given) and the special effects are awful, even for a low budget movie. The story is about a TV reporter who goes to Israel to look for her missing daughter and husband. There's also an earthquake, a Middle East peace treaty, a terrorist attack, a "New world order", a leader who may be the Antichrist and some other supernatural events. However, all these elements never really connect into a coherent story but rather feels thrown in because they're what's to be expected from a religious end-times movie. It also doesn't seem to be based on any actual Bible prophecy (regardless of whether you believe in those or not). After 90 minutes the movie ends and the ending doesn't seem to make any sense. And of course there's a religious conversion but it seems to come out of nowhere because there's really no preaching of the Christian message. This may disappoint Christian viewers and non-Christian viewers will find the whole conversion pointless and tacked-on. "Countdown Jerusalem" isn't really an actual Christian end-times movie but rather a movie that mixes the elements of other movies in the genre into a big mess.
This movie is definitely not worth buying but may be worth watching on TV if you really love this genre."
Startling premise with real locations of disaster !
guestar57 | Porterville,Ca.USA | 02/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
With- Kim Little & Clint Browning
Meaningful, Thought provoking and explains some things in the news.
A news reporter has to deal with what could be the end of structured humanity.
Is it Rapture ?, Could these disasters be man-made somehow ? What is logical conclusion to A HOLY WAR ?
In a departure for FAITHFILMS, This was half filmed in Jerusalem, Actually on location.
Kim Little does the job as " Everywoman" in crisis and Clint Browning, Who may be an Angel, Helps her make sense in a illogical, Political-laced message of a movie.