Many times I review things on here not because I love the content/item covered, but rather because during my studies and entertainment consumption, I either buy or come across things for cheap, and wish to share my opinion.
I previously reviewed the original 2000 Left Behind film and the 2014 remake, and I remarked how both of those had major issues, but the original at least had a better message and presentation of the two. Because I was able to get my hands on the two Kirk Cameron sequels for cheap on VHS and via streaming, I figured why not just wrap up the series and see if anything of value was there.
Unfortunately, no. The second film is easily the worst of the three Cameron films, and has unbelievable scenes and the characters from the original (like Cameron) simply don’t do anything new or interesting. It feels like the second film was rushed and done on an even smaller budget. The third film actually seems like the first two acts are written by and done by a fairly competent writer and director … but then it too falls apart at the end. The best thing of the entire series movie-wise is the actor playing the President, while the Antichrist actor is just a joke, and the effects at the end of the third film get very bad.
So would I recommend any of the four Left Behind films? Absolutely not.
Even worse, after watching all of these Kirk Cameron films, I found out a couple years ago he publicly stated he doesn’t even believe in the Rapture anymore, and thinks Christians are using the Rapture as an excuse to basically not do anything to try and save the world (as if we have a say when Jesus returns). It’s extremely weird (and I wonder if his failed stardom in the old Left Behind films altered his position), and makes me want to avoid all his material now, regardless of age. I would say just avoid Cameron in general, as I get the feeling he is a “Church Lite” type of personality, and always has been and values popular-thinking over actual-Bible content.