The Apocalypse was released in 2007, direct-to-DVD of course, and made it's way to me through a six pack with other end-of-the-world crap movies. It was released through the Asylum's Faith Films label, which has released such classics as Countdown: Jerusalem, The Day the Earth Stopped and Sunday School Musical. And I'm sure The Asylum needs no introduction, being the foremost makers in terrible rip-off movies like Transmorphers and Battle of Los Angeles.
The film follows Jason (Rhett Giles) and his ex-wife Ashley (Jill Stapley) head to Los Angeles to find their daughter, Lindsey (Kristen Quintrall) after a series of asteroids begin to destroy the Earth. Along the way, the learn that people that are "true believers" in God are disappearing and realize that the only way to survive the apocalypse is to become true believers themselves.
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On top of that, the story is absolutely miserable. Things just happen at random and sorta try to come together in the ending. In one scene, Ashley blurts out to Jason that she loves him and when Jason, her EX-husband, asks her why she said that, she said it was because she wanted her last words to him be "I love you". This however makes no sense, since at the time she said it, there was no reason to suspect that they were going to die. They were driving down the street and saw a few empty cars. Not anything life-threatening. Just cars. Another scene had the two see a tornado form less that a mile from their car. The same tornado collides with Ashley house in Los Angeles. The problem is according to Jason, they were still 2 hours out of LA, meaning there is no way they could have seen the tornado and still be that far from the city.
|Church. Where people in the background don't|
realize they're in a movie.
Also, later on the films shoves a message even more offensive and disturbing down our throats. See, it turns out priests are allowed to say horrible, hurtful things to non-believers, gays and lesbians and other religions, because they are just trying to "save" them and are upset that "they" aren't listening. Yes, you read that right. Churches are allow to say hateful slurs to people, not because they are terrible, but because they're misunderstood. Screw this movie. (And no, before everyone comments below, I know not all churches and priests are like that. In fact most aren't.)
|This picture if from the tornado scene.|
See the tornado?