The biblical rapture has just occurred and Lindsey, her boyfriend Ben, and their respective families have all been left behind, doomed to endure pain and suffering on Earth. Between flaming rocks falling from the sky and wraiths walking the earth, life is different but Lindsey and Ben have adjusted as much as possible, still having each other. When Earl Gundy, a former politician whose also the Anti-Christ, desires Lindsey be his wife and child-bearer, the couple are forced to come up with a plan to defeat the Anti-Christ once and for all. Paul Middleditch's Rapture-Palooza is a crude, comedic take on the rapture that isn't quite as bad as I was anticipating. Loaded with comedic actors such as Rob Cordry, Paul Scheer, Ken Jeong, and Thomas Lennon among others, Rapture-Palooza brings a ton of talent to the project which help to make the film an enjoyable enough way to kill ninety minutes of your time. The tone of Rapture-Palooza is very light, with lots of crude humor that at times is just cheap in execution. The film wants to build a farce or social commentary but instead it wastes its time on trendy potty-mouth humor that is pretty much void of intelligent discussion about god. Of course its fine if you want to just make a crude, low-grade comedy but the film does have flashes of this discussion show up at times, desperately trying to break free of the constant onslaught of potty humor. Rapture-Palooza isn't a terrible film, consisting of a decent amount of laughs, but it's a film that completely misses the opportunity to be something more as a social commentary, something that This is The End pulled off extremely well.
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