Hell On Earth Is Only The Beginning
Revelations The Series is not what you think it is.
Is it based on a biblical prediction of the end of the world?
Is it filled with self-righteous sermonizing?
To my surprise, that would be a resounding NO.
Revelations is a story of survival after the apocalyptic biblical event known as The Rapture has occurred..
It is literally hell on earth.
The globe's population is decimated and being terrorized by demonic entities now roaming the planet.
These three haunted people are drawn together by their acute survival instincts and shared sense of loss.
Visions Of A Haven
Jeremy has been having dreams and visions about a secluded cabin he believes is a safe haven from the living nightmare the earth has become.
When asked by a skeptical Dana where this refuge is located, he only replies "to the north."
As the trio journeys northward, they must contend with horrors both infernal and all too human.
All the while they must grapple with the question of whether they are headed to a haven of safety, or embarking on the ultimate fool's errand.
A Different Take On The Apocalypse
Revelations is about the apocalypse, but thankfully there are no zombies anywhere in sight.
In fact, the tone of the series is more akin to Stephen King's classic The Stand.
Written and directed by Robert Michael Ryan, the script doesn't shy away from the biblical origin of the apocalypse. However, you don't feel as though you are attending a Sunday School class.
There are no lengthy monologues pontificating about God, sin, etc. The characters acknowledge the rapture has happened, but their main motivation is surviving their new reality.
The cast performances are extremely believable and raw. These actors have chops, and make you feel their despair, grief, and just under the surface, hope.
Another series highlight is outstanding cinematography.
From the devastated unnamed cityscape at the beginning, to the gorgeous forests and mountainous regions featured in later episodes, the project has a crisp, slightly washed-out look that is a perfect compliment to its gritty tone.
Revelations contains plenty of action too. The combat scenes are very well choreographed and executed.
My only minor quibble is a few of the visual effects shots used to show the blasted cityscape look unconvincing.
Other than that minor flaw, Revelations' aesthetic is on par with many similar projects on cable or network television.
Here is the series teaser trailer:
To watch Revelations, visit its channel on YouTube.
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