I was hoping to post this yesterday by midnight, but I didn’t quite make it. Anyway, let’s see what else has happened since the last time the end was nearer…
*Contains mild spoilers but nothing that the trailer doesn’t give away.*
Upon my return from a charming South Carolinian vacation, my first order of business was to watch Rapture-Palooza. It was disappointingly hard to find in theaters, so I ended up going through IMDB to rent it on amazon.com for $6.99. (There’s likely a more convenient way to find it, but ever since I got BBC at home and stopped having to scour the internet for my weekly dose of Doctor Who, I’ve stopped paying attention to such things.)
Here was my initial response to Rapture-Palooza:
This glowing analysis dims a bit in light of the fact that my criteria for best Rapture-themed movie ever consists of “not once did I feel the need to yell/throw things at the screen.” As a Rapture nerd, I pride myself on having watched more Rapture movies than the average person. However, as a non-fundamentalist, I get very easily annoyed with these movies, and then I stop watching them halfway through. Hence I have yet to finish “A Thief in the Night” despite it being a classic in the genre.
What frustrates me about most Rapture movies is the fact that very little in these movies makes sense, and yet it’s usually presented as if everything that’s happening is perfectly logical. So the fact that Rapture-Palooza admitted upfront that none of it makes any sense immediately endeared it to me.
I’m going to try to post weekly updates so that even if I don’t get one review out per week, ya’ll will still have something to read. So here’s what’s new as of midnight, June 8, 2013:
- Rapture-Palooza is now playing in select theaters! Find showtimes in your area.
- At Medjugorje, visionary Mirjana received a special June 2nd message from the Virgin Mary (Click the message to view in full size):
- A very happy belated birthday to Damien Thorn, the Antichrist from The Omen! On June 6th of this year, Damien turned either 63, 47, 42, or 7 (depending on which version you go by). Happy birthday, Damien!
That’s all for this week! I do my best to keep on top of apocalyptic events in pop culture, but I’m sure I’m missing things! If you know of anything I missed, I hope you will post it in the comments. If there’s ever anything you want to see in a weekly update, please email me at email@example.com, and I’ll do my best to include it!
So this is a thing that is happening. Midnight release party, anyone?
Also of interest: read Fred Clark’s related article about how the Rapture in pop culture influences theology and vice versa.