This award-winning film has everything most lower budget films do not: very good acting, a great script, dynamic direction, and high production values. The visuals at the beginning are stunning as you see a reel of Adolph Hitler and words appearing on the screen which quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hitler, and Lenin. The film begins with Emerson’s words: “Truth is beautiful true enough, but so are lies.” Lenin’s quote, “A lie told often enough becomes truth,” is a predictor of things to come as the leader of the world, the Antichrist, spews forth a continual lie by way of computer chip implants to control thinking, in contrast to what he says is the mad ravings of the Christians, who forgive their assailants.
Make no mistake about it: this movie is dark in spots and shows a man being tortured and Christians just before they lose their heads at a station of chopping blocks. But it is the heroic figures of Luke, a preacher, and Jerry, a convert, in addition to Elijah Cohen, who is wanted for converting many of the Antichrist’s followers, that is compelling. This film has a contemporary feel to it and the dark storyline may cause fear for those under 12 years of age. It is a thought-provoking film and how many of those are around?