Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist. IMDB says.
A religious apocalypse? It's the religios apocalypse! It rains blood, and meteors, and the devil Satan takes human form and transforms from Earl to The Beast - a profane idiot who happens to fall in love with Lindsey Lewis (Anna Hendrick!)... and proposes. And there's no denying the Devil.
Problem is she's taken. Her boyfriend Ben House (John Francis Daley) and her decide to kill 'The Beast' to solve this dilemma, but Ben's dad happens to work for him, and provides certain hindrances. They get help from a zombie though, and it turns out the Wraiths are highly susceptible to the interference of pot... so it seems like their crazy plan to lock up the Devil in a dog kennel for a thousand years might actually work... or will it?
It all starts one day at a bowling alley, when half of the population on Earth is instantly teleported up to Heaven. They disappear right out of their clothes, and this phenomenon - filmed in slow-mo along with various bottles and other items dropping to the floor and breaking, makes for a particularly stylish intro! It starts great. I'm hyped. Unfortunately the quality deteriorates quickly from that point on.
The special effects are crap. The plot's a mess. It's fun, but it could've been more... wholesome. Craig Robinson plays the Devil and Ken Jeong plays God, and now that you know the cast you can probably get an idea of what kind of movie it was. Corny, crude and not impeccably filmed but... creatively fun. Good stuff. Mostly.
Its one big flaw was probably that it just didn't have that something. I liked bits and pieces of it. I liked the idea. I feel like... meh. I enjoyed it, but if they had done things right I wouldn't have just enjoyed it, I would have applauded it and been like holy shit this was awesome! And so new!
Many props on the appreciatively open take on the religious phenomena as such, and easy entertainment, but blotches on the little spots that bug me lots. I must give it, barely (could have been 4), a...
rated 3/5: not bad