Now that the whole Mayan Apocalypse thing didn’t quite pan out, we’re back to waiting for the Rapture, Armageddon, the Antichrist, and all that jazz. Most scholars and true believers imagine this event will be harrowing, full of darkness and pain, and generally a pretty miserable time. That’s one interpretation; this new red band trailer for “Rapture-Palooza” presents another, one that looks to be way more fun.
Penned by “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” scribe Chris Matheson, “Rapture-Palooza” sits solidly in that vein of ridiculous. In the days after all the good souls have been plucked from the Earth and taken up to heaven, the rest of has have to contend with biblical plagues, pestilence—think swarms of asshole locust—and, of course, the Antichrist. This version of the Antichrist is a little different than you might expect, played with excess swagger by Craig Robinson (“The Office”).
Only adorable young couple Lindsey (Anna Kendrick) and Ben (John Francis Daley) can stop The Beast (Robinson) before he lays waste to what remains of the world. This task is apparently accomplished by seducing said Antichrist and “knifing the shit” out of him. We’ll see how that plan works.
This trailer is my new favorite thing. Full of chaotic madness like blood rain, a sex-obsessed son of the devil, potty-mouthed crows, and, you know, Jesus getting blasted out of the sky by a big ass laser, what’s not to like?
“Rapture-Palooza” also stars Ken Jeong (as God!), Thomas Lennon, Tyler Labine, Rob Huebel, Ana Gasteyer, Paul Scheer, and Rob Corddry, and hits theaters and VOD on May 10th.