Passage to Zarahemla

DVD Release: October 15, 2007
Passage to Zarahemla


Two teens from L.A. make their way to Utah to hide, with distant Mormon relatives, from their troubled pasts. An earthquake opens up a time rift, drawing them and their pursuers into an ancient Mesoamerican war.

Dove Review

“Passage to Zarahemla” is a non-stop ride, complete with action, fighting, and good versus evil! The story opens with a scene of a young man apparently falling prey to another dimension, one with warriors. Then, the movie jumps ahead. A young woman named Kerra McConnell and her younger brother Brock (Brian Kary) are grieving the death of their mother, who was a drug addict. Summer Naomi Smart is excellent as Kerra. With the help of her brother, who knows how to hotwire a car, they make the unfortunate decision to steal a car and head to Utah from California. But the destination is a wise choice: they wind up at their Aunt Corrine’s home, and she offers them sanctuary. She learns what they have done, but before she can figure out all the details, a good warrior from the past named Kiddoni shows up — fortunately for Kerra, who needs his help. We also learn about the man who disappeared in the beginning of the movie, a connection that surprises Kerra and Brock.

Evil warrior spies challenge Kiddoni and Kerra and Brock’s family, but when they all band together, they learn what the power of unity can do. We wish to note that the film has a lot of fantasy violence, with fighting, spears thrust at characters, arrows flying, and the wounding of a man in the hand, along with a few people dying. Parents should consult the content listing. This story features a young man praying over the meal in Jesus’ name and a young woman reading about the “messiah.” Family loyalty proves strong in this film, to which we award our Dove Family Approved Seal to for ages 12 and above. This movie is action-packed and includes some fun along the way.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kisses.
Language: H-1; Shut up-1; Moron-1; Idiot-1; Duh-1
Violence: A lot of fantasy violence, including fights, but with comparatively little blood; spears thrust at people; people shoot arrows, and one hits a man in the hand, with some blood visible; some people die; a spear smashes a vehicle's window, and a woman screams but drives off; a few characters receive lightly slaps in the head; a box drops on a man; characters hold guns on people; character pulls a man by the hair; girl hits man with stick, and some blood is visible; an arrow hits an elk, which apparently dies but then returns; arrow hits a man; evil warriors wear skulls on top of their heads; evil warriors wear war paint that looks like blood.
Drugs: Statement that the mother who died was a drug addict.
Nudity: Mild cleavage in a scene.
Other: A bad guy calls a boy a "demon boy" a few times; tension between characters, including a mother and son; a few characters lie, but the truth comes to light; fantasy sequences of good and evil warriors in another time dimension; a comment about sorcerers and murderers; the mention of parents divorcing and that a person's parents were killed; a character says, "I hate you, I hate you."


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 107 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Brian Kary
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter