VANISHED: LEFT BEHIND – NEXT GENERATION

"Surviving the Rapture"

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VANISHED is a spinoff of the popular LEFT BEHIND book series. A teenage girl named Gabby and her younger sister, Claire, must fend for themselves in a dangerous world when God takes their Christian mother and all other believers to Heaven, as predicted by some popular interpretations of prophecy. With help from Gabby’s friend, Josh, and another teenage boy, Flynn, they search for their father. Josh and Flynn vie for Gabby’s attention in a subplot designed to attract teenagers. Eventually, they must rescue Gabby and Claire’s father and other people from an evil group holding them captive.

VANISHED is a well-made, inspiring apocalyptic thriller. The story has a good plot structure with plenty of jeopardy. Throughout the movie, the protagonists are faced with dangerous situations and challenged to overcome these obstacles. God’s love and protection helps sustain them. Also, the girls learn what’s really happening and become believers in Jesus Christ, the source of salvation. So, VANISHED has a strong Christian worldview with positive lessons. There are, however, some scary situations and scenes of violence. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children for VANISHED.

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(CCC, BB, ACAC, VV, M) Very strong Christian, moral worldview about two sisters caught in a dangerous world when all the Christian believers in the world vanish, as predicted by some popular interpretations of prophecy, with some anti-totalitarian elements referring to one world government by an Antichrist, which is rebuked; no foul language; some scary, intense violence include vandalism, people attacked, car crashes, men with guns hunt or chase protagonists, small explosions; no sex, but teenagers dance and kiss; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, vandalism, arson and stalking.

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VANISHED, a spinoff of the popular LEFT BEHIND book series, is about two sisters, who look for their father when God takes their Christian mother and all other believers to Heaven, as predicted by some popular interpretations of prophecy. VANISHED is a well-made, inspiring thriller that illustrates God’s love and protection in dangerous situations.

The movie starts by showing Gabby and her younger sister, Claire. Gabby looks like she has to care for her sister instead of her Christian mother, who’s often busy with work. Walking on crowded city streets, Gabby and her mother talk about Gabby’s friend, Josh. Suddenly, many empty cars surround Gabby after crashing because the drivers have unexpectedly disappeared. Gabby’s mother has vanished with the others. Meanwhile, people all around her shout for their missing family and friends.

Chaos seems to overtake the city and the whole world. Gabby, Claire and Gabby’s friend, Josh, look for a safe place and end up at a church. In the church, they meet a strange guy named Flynn and the pastor. The pastor says the situation arose because of the Rapture of Christian believers before the Antichrist takes over the world. When the church experiences a gas explosion, the three companions leave the city to find Gabby’s father.

While on their trip, Gabby and Claire, Josh and Flynn are faced with dangerous people who try to attack them. Claire hurts her leg from broken window glass when they run away from the bad men. They find shelter for Claire on the farm of Damon and his sister, Sarah. Sarah takes care of Claire, and Damon turns out to be a survivalist. Gabby, Claire and the two boys stay on the farm, where they help out with the chores while someone watches them work.

Eventually, they must rescue Gabby and Claire’s father and some other people from an evil group holding them captive.

VANISHED is a well-made, inspiring apocalyptic thriller. The story has a good plot structure with plenty of jeopardy. Throughout the movie, the protagonists are faced with dangerous situations and challenged to overcome these obstacles. God’s love and protection helps sustain them. Also, the girls eventually learn what’s really happening and become believers in Jesus Christ, the source of salvation. So, VANISHED has a strong Christian worldview with positive lessons. There are, however, some scary situations and scenes of violence. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children for VANISHED.

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