An unprecedented disaster is about to unfold, and in order to ensure the safety of all humankind, a group of high-profile thinkers selected for their stratospheric IQs must come up with a solution to all of the world's problems over the course of one grueling night in writer/director Timothy A. Chey's tense apocalyptic thriller. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Of course any mention of God in a movie will get the cranky people to resort to attacking a film. But, not a single reviewer mentioned how this film deals with the apologetics of God. This film is a brilliant defense of anyone who believes in God.
The storyline was well-defined and extremely imaginative. Guarantee you will not find another film like it anywhere.
I loved the riddles and the very touching moments involving the character Rory and the other 'geniuses'. The amazing thing was I also felt for the terrorist. This movie will stay with you long afterwards in the wee hours of the night in a positive sense.
Kudos to the movie studio that made this film!
My rating: 5 stars
I don't know why this movie only received two stars. The acting, plots and scenes were fantastic! The movie started out a little slow, but picked up after the first 15 minutes. The middle of the movie was suspense filledd as well as the end. Very deep and intellectual movie.
Disjointed film ripe with simple minded conspiracy theories, very questionable logic, and lots of shouting. Premise: a terrorist demands a solution to all the worlds problems or he will destroy Washington. A group of geniuses is assembled to develop the solution. Most of the film involves bickering over causes of evil in the world. Fortunately, this seems to satisfy the terrorist. The terrorist is further placated with discussions on the existence of God, the meaning of life, why we are here, and, ultimately who we are. Major themes developed are 1) Politicians are the root of all evil, 2) Stupid people are the root of all evil, 3) Capitalism is the root of all evil, 4) Boredom is the root of all evil, and 5) God must exist. The only solutions offered to solve the world's problems are 1) Eugenics, 2) Execute all criminals, and 3) Accept and tolerate evil, and forgive those who harm you as evil is part of God's plan.
bad, Bad, BAD!! One of the worst - no, the worst - movie I have ever seen. Possibly a tie for worst-ever with Stephen Baldwin's other flick, "Shelter Island". The "geniuses" were idiots, as was the head of the studio that gave this a green light. Don't rent this - just stick your head in the oven and get it over with.
Love and kisses,
I have seen hundreds of movies, and this one is in the bottom 5 of my list. I don't know what was worse, the soap-opera acting (or non-acting as the case may be) or the bad story-line. My advice - do not rent it. Period.
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The film is a cinematic punch to the head as it challenges the status quo and offers a wakeup call to people immersed in a materialistic world where those who have the most stuff, "win. It's a call to believe in God and really does prove God exists.
The ending, this is where the film becomes brilliant and the twist near the end is magnificent, better even than the much talked about 'The Sixth Sense'. It just has so much to say about things: the emasculation of an entire generation of people and the need to find something to draw us back together and most importantly, the power of God Almighty.
I love the fact that they use the classic CS Lewis argument about Jesus Christ. He was either a liar, a lunatic, or really was who He said he was, the Son of God.
It's a dangerously brilliant film that entertains as well as enlightens and entertains.
The film is fast-paced, densely packed and merits a second viewing, just to take it all in.
I watched the first 3rd of movie and dreaded finishing it the next day. As the movie continued, it got better and more interesting. The acting was great. The movie takes you out of yourself and really makes you think. I never watch the credits, but did so as I liked the song and it made me reflect on the message. Well Done.
This movie causes you to think deeply about who you are and your purpose in life. This is valuable more than just entertainment. Although there are some concerns with the production quality, the content is worth overlooking these.