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Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Reaping

As far as religious end of the world films go this one is pretty good. It stars the always fetching Hilary Swank as Katherine Winter. Katherine is a former minister who lost her faith after the slaughter of her family.

Now a debunker of miracles she and her assistant Ben are called to the small town of Haven, Louisiana after the river begins to run red with blood. The blame falls on a strange girl named Loren (AnnaSophia Robb) whose brother mysteriously died at the exact moment the rivers turned. Now Katherine has to deal with her faith or there lack of in order to find out the truth.

This is a fun, suspenseful film that has great character development and great use of atmosphere. Hilary Swank is wonderful and AnnaSophia Robb (best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) is haunting in her role as Loren.

While hampered with a slightly predictable ending it's a great film to watch if you are in a suspenseful mood.