In the prophesied world of the Book of Revelation, global icon and world leader Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie - Left Behind) has finally done the unimaginable - he has managed to unite the world in peace - and bring an ... more »end to the bloodshed that has ruled the world since the beginning of time. American president, Gerald Fitzhugh (Academy Award winner Lou Gossett, Jr.- An Officer and a Gentleman- Best Supporting Actor 1981), has shared that dream, and has dedicated his Presidency to making sure that the world's most powerful nation didn't stand in the way of that dream. But when a failed assassination attempt opens his eyes to an underground world and a horrifying glimpse into a sinister conspiracy, Fitzhugh must come to terms with the agonizing truth - World War III is pounding at the door- and his dedication to the dream of peace has left America powerless to defend herself. With the help of investigative reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron - Left Behind, TV's "Growing Pains") and his underground Tribulation Force, Fitzhugh battles against a ticking clock, insurmountable odds, and his own closed mind, to try to find a way to stop the death of millions of people, and perhaps the end of history itself.« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 11/5/2012...
More badly made religious propaganda. When the entire peoint of your film seems to be shoving your religious beliefs down the throat of the viewer while ignoring everything that makes a film entertaining you have a serious problem. The entire Left Behind series makes Sci-Fi Channel original movies appear to be Oscar quality in comparison. I tried keeping an open mind while watching this sorry excuse for a film. Too bad it's garbage.
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The Earth Hangs in the Balance
Jeffrey T. Munson | Dixon, IL | 10/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In this 3rd installment of the "Left Behind" movie series, the earth teeters on the brink of World War III as a terrible virus is spreading throughout the world. Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron), Chloe Steele (Janaya Stephens), and Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson) must figure out who or what is causing the plague and stop it before its too late.
Louis Gossett Jr. stars as President Gerald Fitzhugh, who has been in a close working relationship with Global Community leader Nicolae Carpathia, played excellently one again by Gordon Currie. An undergound faction lend by the president himself, with assistance from Carolyn Miller (Jessica Stern) has been watching Carpathia's activities. They soon learn that the virus is being transmitted by infected Bibles. Many infected people have been flocking to churches seeking assistance from the plague. Fitzhugh has also found out that Carpathia plans to attack the countries of the world with the weapons that they surrendered to him as a gesture of peace.
Amidst all of these activities, Rayford has married Amanda White (Laura Catalano), and Buck has finally married Chloe. Unfortunately, one of the infected is Bruce Barnes, the pastor of the Steele's local church.
Racing against time, President Fitzhugh confronts Nicolae about his plans. Using some unseen force, Nicolae lifts the president up and throws him out of a window several stories high. Miraculously, he survives. Soon, he is visited by Buck, who witnesses to him and prays with him. With his new-found salvation and with the help of a small transmitter, Fitzhugh returns to Nicolae's office. What will happen between Nicolae and President Fitzhugh? Will the world survive?
I found this movie to be slightly different than the first two. While the earlier movies followed the books very closely, this film deviated somewhat from the storyline. I can't remember some of the instances, but some, such as Chloe being healed by the wine after accepting communion and Hattie Durham's (Chelsea Noble) attempted pass at Rayford did mesh with the books.
Overall, I did enjoy this film very much. Although there is some deviation, the story is still good and the acting, led once again by Gordon Currie, is outstanding. I highly recommend this movie. Watch and try to figure out what the next move will be in the struggle between Nicolae and the trib force."
Not the left behind i remember
The Red Aaron | Alaska | 10/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I admit it's been a while since i've read Tribulation Force, and this movie is supposed to be based on the last 50 pages of the book, but after watching the movie you will see the only thing they took from the book is the names of the characters and the fact that a war happens. SPOILERS for those who have not read the book or seen the movie yet. Bruce and many other Christians, including Chloe, get a deadly disease from planted Bibles that Nicolae has had sprayed with a poisonus mist. That is not in the book at all, i remember that much. Chloe almost dies and would have if she hadn't taken comunion. In the book, Bruce picks up the disease in some foreign country and Chloe's car flips, I don't see what would've been so hard about conveying that on screen. To screw up the story even more, President Fitsguh shoots Nicolae at point blank range and in return Nicolae picks him up with a force like power and throws Fitsguh out the window, 30 stories down. The president miracously survives and ends up returning later on, launching a missle directly into his office, destroying the whole GC office. I'm sorry but nothing like that happens in the book. What is this based on really? Nothing. I can understand why they did what they did, to make it more dramatic and emotional (ie. to have Chloe, Ray, and Amanda be with Bruce while he dies in the church) but it's not anything like the original story which would could have easily been conveyed on screen. The movies are not as dark as I remember the books being, the whole movie series thus far has had the agenda of getting the gospel message in there, and there's nothing wrong with that, but the movies seem less realistic and bogged down by it. the books presented the gospel well and with a good realistic story. Now my mom loved this movie, it's a lot different then the first two and i will admit, is a good story on it's own but they should not say it's related to Left behind. the only thing that connected me to the first two movies were the characters and the cheesy effects."
Are you Kidding me?
Denny Wayne | Syracuse, NY | 11/09/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was billed as the first hollywood studio quality feature film for Christians. Kirk Cameron even urged all Christians to go out and support this "film" to show Hollywood that we are a serious moviegoers who care about what content we and our families watch. Well, I am serious when i say, this is one sorry excuse for taking my hard earned money, and at church no less. I went to my local Church premier and saw this poorly excecuted adaptation of a book that i rather enjoyed. Even, by book to movie standards, this latest attempt to bring the page-turning Left Behind books to the big screen left me feeling a little embarrassed to be there. I laughed outloud at certain points. I am hoping that someday there will be great values-based entertainment out there for intelligent adults, but this most certainly is not it. So far the best Christian movies have been ones with Christian stories, but not aimed exclusively at us such as Mel Gibson's unwaivering and lovingly crafted film. The only good thing that came from the widely publicized church premiers of this movie was the fact that they showed Angel Wars on a big screen concurrently for our children. They loved it, and i wish i had gone to see that instead. So it is not hopeless i guess. Original kids shows such as Veggie Tales and Angel Wars has proven you can make values-concious entertainment for Christians without watering it down, as it was most recently, in Left Behind - World at War."
There's No Time To Change Your Mind...
Decatur Redd | Decatur,GA | 01/16/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The 1st 2 flicks have come on gone...World at War gets LEFT BEHIND(pun intended). I hoped I'd never see the day when I'd have to give an attempted prophecy movie thumbs down, but here we have it. To keep it short and sweet, many of the same characters are present from the 1st 2 films(which were true to the book), however, this poses a great disappointment for fans expecting to see an adaptation of book 3, as Cloud 10 veers away from the continuum of the book series. It's a story within itself and the story seems to be thrown together. Definately not a keeper...stick to the first 2 and then add The Moment After and SIX:The Mark Unleashed to your collection instead."