Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Mar 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Two American girls travel to Israel for a vacation and end up being there for the ultimate Judgement Day
My Take on it – Having spent my entire adult life living within close proximity of the city of Jerusalem, I always love seeing movies that have scenes that take place in my adopted homeland.
In this movie that turns out to be both for better and for worse.
Seeing the streets of Jerusalem and familiar locations was nice, but ultimately, the film makers played around with the geography a bit to make their story work despite it being misleading for the unfamiliar viewer.
I am not a fan of horror movies at all and was a bit concerned when I watched this, but thankfully it wasn’t at all scary.
For some reason, the film makers decoded t completely sidestep the whole religious conflict issue between the three religions here (Jews, Muslims and Christians) and tried to create a story that in the end feel much more like wishful thinking than reality.
The idea to create a film that it viewed entirely via a pair of Google glasses was actually a clever one because we get to see how it integrates so much of the story via them, but it also gets more and more annoying as the film goes on instead of us forgetting that it exists.
The ability to recognize undead via their Facebook profiles was really a cool idea tho and it gives a whole new layer to what they were trying to achieve here.
The cast is completely unknown which helps make it feel like a movie that based on truth because known stars would have taken away from that.
Bottom Line – Loved seeing places I’m familiar with, but the geography depicted was a bit misleading. Not scary at all (which is good). Sidesteps the whole conflicts between religions issue and creates some scenes that are more wishful thinking than reality based. Google glasses POV was an interesting touch, but it gets weaker and weaker as the film moves on.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Won the Audience Award at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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