Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
Judging by all the things he gets blamed for, Satan seems like a pretty busy guy. Even so, he apparently finds time to keep up with current movie releases. Like Left Behind, the new Nic Cage apocalypse thriller from faith-based Stoney Lake Entertainment.
The Prince of Darkness himself is quoted in the latest ad for the film. Because why get blurbed by the usual Rotten Tomatoes crowd when you can go really big? See the Left Behind Satan quote after the jump.
The Left Behind ad in question debuted on Facebook.
See what the Left Behind marketing team is doing there? It’s called reverse psychology, and Satan has apparently never heard of it because he is not being very savvy here. If he wanted to keep unbelievers from seeing the movie, he should said “Bring everyone to this movie!” That would have really confused ’em.
And don’t try and tell me Satan’s just being honest. He is the embodiment of all evil. Surely he’s not above lying to serve his own nefarious purposes. Unless… is he actually lying? Does he secretly want people to see this movie? It’s so hard to tell with him, sometimes.
Oddly, Satan doesn’t offer any thoughts on the quality of the movie. Is the story compelling? Is the action well directed? Is it a return to form for Cage? Surely the faithful and the faithless alike would prefer to know whether a film is actually any good before forking over $13 for a ticket, but we don’t know because Satan won’t tell us. Which, come to think of it, is an appropriately dick move.
Elsewhere, Left Behind also quotes a collection of notable Christians, one of the Duck Dynasty guys (not the one who keeps getting in trouble), and the Book of Matthew. Getting the exec producer to offer a blurb seems iffy, but pulling from a religious text written thousands of years before the movie hit theaters might be even shadier.
This Left Behind is actually the second adaptation of Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye‘s novels. It’s intended to be more “mainstream” than the last one starring Kirk Cameron was, but obviously it hasn’t shed its Christian leanings. If any of those endorsements pique your interest, Left Behind lands in theaters October 3.
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Left Behind is an apocalyptic Action-Thriller movie starring Nicolas Cage based on the New York Times bestselling novel that brings biblical prophecy to life in modern times.
The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.
The Steele family is caught on the razor’s edge of that darkness. RAY STEELE, an airline pilot, struggles to calm, and ultimately to save the lives of the passengers that remain on his flight, as the world below loses its ability to help his plane, and any other to safety. Running out of fuel, his equipment failing, his crew escalating into panic, Ray must guide the plane with the help of GWN reporter, CAMERON “BUCK” WILLIAMS who takes over the role of co-pilot in the face of the crisis. For Buck Williams, being trapped at 30,000 feet with a plane full of terrified passengers means a struggle to understand the incomprehensible.
On the ground, Ray’s daughter CHLOE STEELE struggles to find her young brother and mother, both of whom may have disappeared in the Biblical event. Forcing herself through the chaos, Chloe must navigate a world filled with terror and despair.