Apocalypse 3: Tribulation
When his wife, sister, and brother-in-law become the target of a dark society, a cop rushes to their aid. However, before he can reach them, a mystical force takes control of his car, thrusting him headlong into the path of an oncoming truck.
Awaking from a coma, the policeman finds himself in a world that has undergone a frightening transformation. A self-proclaimed messiah rules the earth and almost everyone proudly supports a mark on their right hand signifying their allegiance to this global leader. Millions have simply disappeared, and no one left behind can remember that they even existed.
While our protagonist (played by Gary Busey) struggles with all this confusion, he is hunted by the same dark forces he encountered before his accident. It is then that he realizes that his Christian sister was right and that the dark forces he is battling are those of the false messiah.
This intense look at what may happen after the rapture is sometimes confusing, often heavy-handed and thoroughly obtuse. Meant as a cautionary tale, with an important message from the Bible’s Revelation, the muddled direction and melodramatic acting by veterans who seemed to be in the beginning stages of drug rehabilitation left this reviewer wanting a better production. For a more effective film dealing with the subject of those left behind after Christ’s return, get the video LEFT BEHIND, by the same production team. This one has a very plausible setup, with TV reporters and news footage of calamities used to set the premise of a catastrophic worldwide mystery. Meant as a soul-winning tool, this thought-provoking video addresses questions about the rapture and subsequent events.