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The Genius Club
Arch Bonnema, Timothy A. Chey, Daishi Takiishi, Stephen Baldwin (executive), Keiki Nishimura (executive), Jack Scalia (executive), Tom Sizemore (executive) for RiverRain Productions
directed by Timothy A. Chey
starring Carol Abney, Stephen Baldwin, Jacob Bonnema, Tricia Helfer, Matt Medrano, Philip Moon, Paula Jai Parker, Huntley Ritter, Jack Scalia, Tom Sizemore, Delaine Yates, Arch Bonnema, Jack Guzman, Evan Grayson, Rachel Wittman, Dimitri Diatchenko
written by Timothy A.Chey, music by Daniel Bijan, special effects by Nice Day Effects, visual effects by Harris Reggy
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Cloud Ten Pictures out of Canada
seemed to take a hiatus after the release of Left Behind III a few years
back, but in 2008 they seem ready to return with a vengeance, as this
review is being prepared. Aside from making continuations of their Left
Behind and Apocalypse series, with Gordon Currie and Nick Mancuso as their
respective Anti-Christs, they have bought several lesser known films from
other sources, acting as a distributor for the same. To the Christian world, they can do no wrong,
though for nonbelievers such as myself and the secular audience, it
tends to be like playing a slot machine. Some productions by this company
and others from the same ilk are too sappy (in the eyes of an agnostic),
but others blend the secular and Christian world so well they may be cross-marketed effectively.
Left Behind, for example, has won acclaim from
people who normally would never set foot inside a church or watch a
Christian film otherwise. It remains, like the varied sequels, something
akin to a Christian Omen-series.
This film, though not one of their own productions, has come under
their distribution, which gives it a better chance at widespread
distribution. It also blends the Christian and secular worlds enough to
appeal to both audiences.
The film might be timely too, for in the USA and other parts of
America, the government is coming under much criticism for fear of seeing
certain civil liberties long regarded as undeniable, being tossed out the
window in the pursuit of fighting terrorism. With this in mind, one
wonders in the future, what said government or society as a whole may pull
next. Thus, while the plot of this film might seem far-fetched on the
surface, one has to look into the abyss and realize such is not totally
unthinkable. That is scarier than any celluloid monster ever brought into
In this film, a group of seven genius types, all with IQs of 200 or
more are plucked up and ordered to solve all the problems of the world in
one night or total destruction will be the result.
course you just know, being a Christian production, they have to find
Jesus as the solution to everything. If you can get past this, if you are
a nonchristian, you will do alright by the movie.