Movie Review: 11-11-11: The Prophecy (2011)

11-11-11: The Prophecy
2011
PG-13, 82 minutes

“After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.” (Netflix)

Starring: Timothy Gibbs, Michael Landes and Brendan Price
Written/Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Produced by: Canonigo Films, Capacity Pictures, Epic Pictures Group
Distributed by: Big Air Studios

Trailer:

Looks fancy and scary, no? Well, for an apocalyptic thriller with blink and you’ll miss them demons, lots of coincidence with the number 11, and a good number of genuine surprises, it’s actually not bad.

We have Joe, a thriller writer struggling to get beyond the death of his family, who is suddenly given yet another cross to bear in the form of his dying father in Spain.  Weird things start happening like creepy images on surveillance cameras and lots of attempts on his brother’s like as the date 11-11-11 draws near. This isn’t about seeing the end coming a mile away or the misdirection that only works on people who haven’t been watching movies like this as often as I have. I was very amused by the creep-factor and the corner of the eye weirdness that Bousman is known for. If you’re into end of the world movies with a religious bent, then this one might be just for you.

This one is PG-13 for violent and disturbing imagery. No gore, nudity or swearing.

1 – Wow Factor – More than a few moments of creepy wow.

2 – WanderLust – Got up twice and paused it both times.

3 – Rewind – More than once just to make sure I saw what I think I saw.

4 – Recommend – Recommended to me by Netflix, and I pass it along for End Of Days (not the movie, the event) buffs.

5 – Movie Math! The Seventh Seal +The Omen III+ The Prophecy – dead babies – politics -Christopher Walken = 11-11-11

6 – Netflix Rating – Four Stars

Not to be confused with the other 11/11/11, which I can’t bring myself to watch anytime soon.

Getting back to the expansive Netflix queue (48 instant movies long), let’s hit up Outcast (Rated: R, 94 minutes).