Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)

As mentioned in a previous review for the first installment, Left Behind, this movie was super cheap on effects but abundant with performances.

People will mock the entire series for its overzealous performances while trying to find a reason to stay invested in the program.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first one, but the second one won me over. The characters, their actions and emotions, were turned down for the sequel, which made for better storytelling.

There are a lot of moving parts as the people try to gather more believers, spread the word of the Bible while spreading the concept of the antichrist.

It can be pointed out that movies like these take away from the overall scope of the situation. Left Behind only follows a handful of people, but thankfully these people have the power and experience to get up close to the man in power, the future antichrist. Because these people are playing both sides of the sword, they have to be careful not to fall on it. 

I understand that some of these story angles are forced for dramatic and entertainment purposes, but I can see how the characters are deeply invested in their storylines and try their best. 

The personal growth of the main characters and the non-believers is what gave me hope that the story could progress even better in the next film. 5/10

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