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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

DVD Review: Revelation

"The bible - now with added machine guns"

Revelation (PG)
Dir. André van Heerden

Reviewed by Matt Adcock

Welcome to the near future where after the rapture, remaining new Christians are known as 'The Haters', a new messiah has set up O.N.E. - One Nation Earth and a the 'day of wonders' computer game is about to cause even more upset than Manhunt... Yes we're pretty far off the scale into serious biblical territory here, but you don't have to have sold your soul to the Anti-Christ to enjoy this sort of 'straight to blessed DVD' B movie although it might help...
Revelation tries hard and to their credit all the actors keep straight faces, even when delivering classic dialogue like when Helen Hannah (Leigh Lewis) asks her brother: "Do you really need those things?"
He - Willie Spino (Tony Nappo) replies: "Hey, sis, listen - any wimp can quit smoking, OK? It takes a real man to deal with lung cancer."
So if you're very curious to see what might happen should the book of Revelation actually be true and you can tolerate low budget / production values then this is an undemanding way to kill a couple of hours. And if you get into it then it's part 2 of a series of 5 films and counting. But overall, considering the awesome imagery and freaky tales in the book itself, I'd recommend reading it rather than watching the film...

Darkmatt Rating: öö (poor)

"clue... blue eyes = good, red eyes = bad"

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