Revelation Road, 2 and Black Rider – Triple Feature

I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant to watch this series at first, only because acting and production in values in Christian movies have largely been so-so for me over the years. However, after finishing the latest film — Black Rider: Revelation Road — I can say now that I was pleasantly surprised.

This is good deal on three movies in the same series — only $15 or so — and I’m looking forward to the fourth installment, if and when it ever gets made.

The first movie is a tad hokey in places, from a cinematic standpoint, but shows promise. The second one is better, and fleshes out the characters more, and is where the bulk of the “good news” message is in terms of the main character finding redemption. The first two films are basically one, at made-for-TV quality. Not bad, but not great.

The third one, however, shows real signs of quality shining through, and is a very good follow-up film overall. It also places a heavier, more obvious focus on end time prophecy playing out, and I think that was a welcomed addition, where the first two films were a bit more vague, up until the very end.

The acting, pacing, soundtrack, editing and plot structure are pretty good across all three, considering their small budgets and limited casting choices … and have a very Christian message to spread throughout, despite the depiction of violence. I would say, if you’re looking for an interesting end-time scenario film series to watch, you should give the Revelation Road series a chance. You’ll most likely be like me, and find yourself glad you watched them by the end of the third film.

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