Rapture-Palooza Sunday, 29 March 2020

Rapture-Palooza

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong crude humour and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Beastly.

  • Starring:

    Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Labine, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Calum Worthy

  • Directed by:

    Paul Middleditch

  • Running time:

    85 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/wraiths/animals are vaporised, crushed by brimstone, hit with objects, punched, kicked, shot, shot at, slapped, threatened, electrocuted. Poisoning, burning buildings and vehicles, smashed glass, debris, missiles fired. Video footage of people fighting, explosions. Killing people, dead people, theft, landmines, stabbing, murder, smiting, spanking, beatings, rapings mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Floating corpses, animal corps. Blood rain, blood on clothing, bloody bullet wounds, bruising, bandage. Blood river mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting. Masturbation, seduction mentioned. Sex proposed and discussed. Sexual banter, slang, innuendo and puns; provocative dancing. Song with lurid lyrics. Cleavage, swimwear. Drawings of naked people (no nudity). Painting of nude woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People/wraiths smoke joints. Pothead, weed, pot, marijuana addiction, PCP mentioned. Spiked drink/food, bag of marijuana, drug paraphernalia. Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang and actual terms for genitalia. Name-calling, mocking insults, derogatory names for disabled people. Homophobia. Religious references and exclamations. Ethnic, gender, sexual, racial stereotyping. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Religious apocalypse, Revelations, the Anti-Christ, organised religion, condemnation, torment, judgement, salvation, resurrection, evil, relationships, virginity, lust, blasphemy, rejection, atheism, damnation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Killed father/husband. Marriage proposals. Locust, crows, mouse, bird poo. Crashed plane, lightning, thunder, toilet. Wraiths, the Anti-Christ, defecation mentioned. Based on a true story (okay, maybe not).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Wickedly funny, zippy, endearing, silly. Great premise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Falls flat, fails to deliver. Deadpan, perfunctory. Slow paced, hackneyed. Mediocre directing and production values.

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