The Remaining
by Phil Boatwright

Sony Pictures releases this Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on January 27, 2015. The disc contains special features including a deleted scene and a making-of featurette. The cast includes Alexa Vega (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries), Johnny Pacar (Make It or Break It), Italia Ricci (Chasing Life), and Bryan Dechart (Step Up 3D).

FILM SYNOPSIS: A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face an uncertain future as they scramble for safety. It’s an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop.

PREVIEW REVIEW: The most intense, unnerving end-of-times thriller I’ve seen. And I’ve seen them all.

Besides leaving you unsettled, The Remaining will also cause an interest in reading the Book of Revelation. Those of us led by God’s Word are finding a great deal of similarity between activity in our world and biblical warning. So, could that also mean there is truth in the Bible’s testimony of a coming rapture?

At one point, people in the story are trying to figure what has happened to millions of children and adults around the world. At first they explore every alternative without regard for biblical prophecy. It’s interesting because in today’s culture so many are searching for relevance and spirituality, but also without regard for biblical teaching. Secular man’s wisdom relies only on science. It never occurs to him that an orderly God created science in order to cause the universe to function.

Unlike so many well-intentioned, but small-budgeted faith based companies who have attempted to bring the Apocalypse to the screen, Sony Entertainment has remembered the laws of movie-making – budget – script – character – then message. It’s well-acted, with thoughtful dialogue and characters you care about. But be warned, this one isn’t for the squeamish, it’s scary. It may frighten the second coming out of you.

Rated PG-13 for spooky imagery and intense subject matter, but no crude or profane language, and no sexual situations. It is a movie older teens and their parents can view together, then discuss.