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Nicolas Cage Is ‘Left Behind’ in Trailer for Rapture Thriller
Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/14 | MICHAEL CALIA

Posted on 06/02/2014 3:52:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Who needs Kirk Cameron when you have Nicolas Cage? The teaser for the upcoming Rapture thriller “Left Behind” — based on the bestselling novel of the same name by evangelical Christian minister Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins — just debuted on the movie’s official Facebook page. It certainly looks more expensive and effects-heavy than the 2000 version, which featured the former “Growing Pains” star in a lead role. This time around, Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”) takes over Cameron’s part as journalist Buck Williams, but the big draw here is Oscar winner Cage — no stranger to apocalyptic cinema after 2009′s “Knowing”– following up his acclaimed performance in the independent drama “Joe” from last year. Cage plays airline pilot Rayford Steele, played in the original version by veteran TV actor Brad Johnson.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: film; religion
Don't really know what to think about this....I think Cage is a good actor. I am concerned about how one eschatological view may be portrayed. I also think our world needs to know the truth of God's judgment.

Hmm. Thoughts?

1 posted on 06/02/2014 3:52:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jesus is coming. Look busy.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 4:16:24 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m guessing that when the film opens, there will be plenty of opinions offered right here. Patience, Grasshopper...


3 posted on 06/02/2014 4:17:18 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: SoFloFreeper

I read some of these books when they came out…..Cage is interesting choice as Rayford Steele. I don’t see many movies, but I’ll probably go see this.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 4:19:00 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladlyÂ…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: SoFloFreeper
From what I've read, the authors of the series didn't like the original films, thinking they were cheesy and would only appeal to Christians. I liked the originals, and own them on DVD...but then again, I'm a Christian who's willing to overlook the cheesy effects, cheesy soundtrack and at times cheesy acting because of the message. Cheesy? Yeah.

It's a great story, that needs to be seen by a larger, Generation.com/Gen X audience. Sorry, but Kirk Cameron and Brad Johnson -- both of whom I like -- just don't have the star appeal to draw a mass audience. Combine Cage's star power with some good effects, a rockin' soundtrack (I hope), and a good supporting cast, and this could be an example of exactly what we need...conservative pop culture. Here's hoping more follow.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

5 posted on 06/02/2014 4:22:03 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Cage’s career is interesting. In the late 90s something happened-—don’t know if he got into financial trouble, but he had to make some poor grade movies. Too bad because at one time he was considered among the best.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 4:24:05 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYkw-5htPw0

Obviously he was hurting real bad to have made these commercials.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 4:36:03 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SoFloFreeper

Know nothing about the book or movies.

But is this brief article right about the book/movie plot?

IIRC, the anti-Christ is for EVERYone, and comes BEFORE the rapture (believers being taken). The anti-christ is destroyed. Thus, there is nothingness after the rapture.

Sounds like the plot is a bit wrong WRT the Bible.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 4:38:17 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: LS

He’s a spend thrift who doesn’t seem to like paying his taxes:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicholas-cages-biggest-troubles-179428


9 posted on 06/02/2014 4:41:14 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: LS

He plays some conservative type guys a lot….as in the National Treasure series…and if the script is at all true, this character as well.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 4:43:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladlyÂ…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Let me guess, there will be a few changes to the script, like:

1. Global warming makes most people, who don't kow tow to it, suddenly disappear.

2. Gaea, the Earth Goddess, then brings about a time of tribulation, where arugula is impossible to come by, and people must use only wind power and eat crickets.

3. Everything could have been avoided if the Republicans in Congress wouldn't have blocked Obama, and weren't so darn racist.

11 posted on 06/02/2014 5:00:27 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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12 posted on 06/02/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I liked him as Stan Goodspeed in the Rock.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 5:06:32 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
There is 7 years of tribulation after the rapture with the Anti Christ as the world "president" as it were. It is a pre-trib rapture setting. The Anti-Christ is alive and somewhat known before the rapture but not in his leadership capacity. At least that is how the books began.

So, no, there is not nothingness after the rapture and the last 3.5 years of that 7 year period is sheer terror.

14 posted on 06/02/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: SoFloFreeper

I read Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth more than 40 years ago...

Left Behind seems to copy the ideas..


15 posted on 06/02/2014 5:21:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SoFloFreeper

Seems Cage has a very dark spirit. I think he’s taken on the role of most of his movies.

Cage certainly needs Jesus, hope he finds him.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 5:24:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hoodat

My fav bumper sticker EVER!


17 posted on 06/02/2014 5:26:13 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: bonfire
I used to have one that said:

ETERNITY: Smoking, or Non-smoking?

18 posted on 06/02/2014 5:29:25 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t HBO doing the same thing?
Only the HBO series is directed by a big liberal

I suspect the HBO series is ‘Noah-ing’ this movie...providing akward non-Christian fiction to offset a Christian viewpoint.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 5:30:56 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since the dead in Christ rise first, and Revelation states that the first resurrection is AFTER the tribulation, keep looking busy.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 5:33:40 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Tennessee Nana
I read Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth more than 40 years ago...
Left Behind seems to copy the ideas..

The Left Behind books were a very literal adaptation to present day from the Bible's book of Revelations. If Hal Lindsey used that also as source material, they would seem similar.

21 posted on 06/02/2014 5:45:51 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Hoodat

Jesus is coming. Look busy.

Jesus IS coming again.
http://www.patburt.com/


22 posted on 06/02/2014 5:48:37 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: bonfire

Several decades ago, in Santa Barbara, California, I saw this bumper sticker.....

JESUS IS COMING AND BOY IS HE PISSED


23 posted on 06/02/2014 5:53:32 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I read the book years ago but did not follow up with others in the series. I enjoyed it.

Books like this always make me worry if I’ll be one of the ones left behind or not. Fear is a good motivator.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT by moovova
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“When Jesus comes back, he isn’t going to look like Ted Nugent. No, he’s coming back as Charles Bronson, and he’s gonna be ......po’d.” - Robin Williams


25 posted on 06/02/2014 6:00:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

A “pre-trib” rapture seems to contradict John 17. In that chapter, Christ prays for all the Father has given him (v. 9) or will ever give Him (v. 20) in His High Priestly prayer. In between (v. 15), Christ specifically asks the Father to not take us out of the world, but to “keep” (guard) us from the evil.

I know many try to make Rev. 3:10 into a pre-trib rapture verse, but that same “keep” (guard) is used in that verse too. What would we need to be guarded from if we’re in heaven? And it’s clear that Christians will be guarded from the effects of at least some of the End Times judgments (Rev. 9:4; 16:2)


26 posted on 06/02/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: SoFloFreeper

The books were a good view of the end times and loved em! There was an attempt to film an early sequence but that was the only one produced, and that was it. I look forward to the new version, with hesitation as to how Hollywood will twist it.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nick Cage flicks these days are horrible

He’s rebuilding his fortune on a mound of dookie


28 posted on 06/02/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wku man

They were cheesy. The Rapture would be quite the event. Easily worth about $20MM of CGI.

There was another about the Rapture that starred Tom Cruise’ old girlfriend, whose name escapes me. (Mimi Rodgers). Not done well. Started well, but did not end well.

Maybe this one will be better. I’d like to see one that conveys the terror in understanding you’ve been left behind, and that the tribulation awaits.

I know there are schools of thought on this, but the idea that in the end, God would remove all of His sheep from the earth, and leave behind 0 Christians, and yet Satan would still lose in the end seems so consistent with how God has operated throughout the Bible with us.

Always the thing that was rejected becomes the cornerstone. The poor abandoned child becomes a high official. Commands not to take anything with you on a journey of many days. Telling us the entire might of the world would be arrayed against Israel, and Israel would win.

Why wouldn’t he take the believers and leave the doubters behind?


29 posted on 06/02/2014 9:44:47 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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