When the world's children and devout Christians are spontaneously transported to Heaven in a phenomenon known as the Rapture, leaving behind all those deemed to be unbelievers in the eyes of the Lord, the world is thrown into a state of pandemonium. The solution, we are told, is to "have faith," a course of action which is most implausibly and even laughably demonstrated when an adulterous father (an unsympathetic Brad Johnson) finds God after his wife and son vanish, transforming instantaneously from self-absorbed lecher into a Stepfordesque Bible-thumper.
The intimation that even those who are supremely noble and well-intentioned are doomed to hell on Earth if they have an agnostic or even simply non-Christian thought in their head is rather odious and comes off as spiritual blackmail. But all dogma aside, the amateur-hour acting, just plain silly villains, rote conspiracy elements and a moralizingly simplistic ending that could have been lifted from an episode of "Davey and Goliath" are the real reasons why this film will be left behind by general audiences. Starring Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Chelsea Noble and Colin Fox. Directed by Victor Sarin. Written by John Bishop. Produced by Ron Booth, Joe Goodman, C. Robert Neutz and Ralph Winter. A Cloud Ten release. Drama. Rated PG-13 for violence. Running time: 98 min.