Rapture-Palooza is a bizarre, offensive, and hilarious film about those left behind after the Rapture. If that sentence gives you pause, you might want to skip this one. Irreverent, sexually deviant, politically incorrect, and over-the-top, Rapture-Palloza doesn’t care who it offends. 90% of the world’s moviegoers know full well what they’re getting into based on the cast. Craig Robinson (The Office, This is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine) stars as The Beast, ready for his satanic rule on Earth. Like all guys, he just wants to destroy the world and get laid. Cute Lindsey (Ann Kendrick) catches his eye and she quickly hatches a plan with her boyfriend, Ben (John Francis Daley), to send The Beast back to Hell.
Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Ana Gasteyer, John Michael Higgins, Thomas Lennon, and Tyler Labine fit perfectly in this improv-friendly tale of ridiculousness. The always confident Robinson kills it, making me wonder how much of his performance was off the cuff. Set in Seattle, those left behind must deal with flaming rocks from the sky, blood rain, foul-mouthed birds, and the systematic destruction of all the major cities, all in all, a pretty shitty/hilarious scenario.
Read all the rottentomatoes.com reviews you want, Rapture-Palooza paces itself, delivering some hilariously wrong moments as it juggles the fate of the world. While not every element works, the film is precise in its bleak and offensive spin on the end times. Currently available to view instantly on Netflix, you have nothing but 90 minutes to lose.
This makes up for Hell Baby!