The Encounter: Paradise Lost


Action / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 777


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Gary Daniels as Charlie Doles
David A.R. White as Rik Caperna
Sahajak Boonthanakit as Joseph Weinholt
Robert Miano as Bruno Mingarelli
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810.68 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 44 min
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1hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rajivness 7 / 10

Jesus is Love!

OK, so this sequel wasn't as gripping as the first one. It didn't dispel as many misconceptions as the first movie either - with the only exception of gently suggesting that Asian beliefs are not of God and followers of that will Not receive Salvation, Nirvana, Enlightenment or ever lasting life.

This movie is also extremely slow paced compared to the first film. Also, the scripts seems to hurry along with each character receiving their revelation or Epiphany. The only characters that had a good Q&A with Jesus was the Junkie and the Hotel owner. The drug dealer's and hotel owner's wife's revelation were Luke-warm at best.

Will be interesting to see if the next sequel can do better. Would also help if it had some star power. The first one had quite a few stars - Sting (the superstar pro wrestler) and Jaci Velazquez.

All in all - an enjoyable and enriching experience. God Bless you all and have a blessed 2014.

Reviewed by thaigirlgod 8 / 10

Paradise Lost and Found

I just watched Paradise Lost and, I admit, I cried a few times. I liked it just as much as the first (maybe even a bit more). The conclusion was a lot better than the first. I know that the characters were different from the norm of what you'd see at an American cafe, but each character represented the experiences of multitudes of people around the world: empty and addicted to drugs, believing that...pain is an illusion/that through thousands of lifetimes, one can get redeemed, selling drugs to get rich, sold into sexual slavery, full of bitterness, sadness and despair/losing one's faith due to loss of a child or loved one, etc. Good to see David A.R. White playing the role of the police officer in Thailand. That Jason Statham-esque scene was well-coordinated by the way!

Reviewed by lagudafuad 3 / 10

this is not half as good as the first

The first Encounter done two years before this one had something that I liked which was, one of the characters gets to challenge God with some really mind bogging question that many of us today would really like to ask, the question was "if God is love, then why did he order a genocide, by telling the Israelites to kill all living thing in Canaan?" This second Encounter mind bogging question was, "If it pains God so much to see innocent children die; why does he not stop it?"

Like in the first the mind bogging question was answered not with skill of words but by saying the truth according to the scripture.

The Encounter: Paradise Lost has the same bad cinematography as the first and a longer wait time till we see Jesus. I don't think this movie is anywhere as good as the first because it lacks the innocent adventure that the first movie possesses.

Wrapped around the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004, this movie's weak script and less impressive acting made it hard for me to keep awake while watching; I thought the cinematography in the first was bad, well because the first was shot in a confined area I didn't get to see a full dosage of what the cinematographer could dish out, well due to the success of the first movie the makers used more scenery and lot more cast and all we have is a washed up story that at the end I learnt nothing.

The movie plot is broader than that of the first, it goes on for like 38 minutes before we get to the Jesus character, when we do see him he is again in an enclosed area with people this time there are 6. A couple who just lost a son, a drug dealer, his henchman, the drug dealer's wife and a police officer chasing down the drug dealer.

The character Jesus comes into play and tries to save everybody, but like the first movie not everybody got saved and death which resulted from not following Christ also came to play in this film.

The acting was more a mediocre than the one in the first, the movie lacked of good actors and the man who played Jesus (Bruce Marchiano) was like a king among slaves when the acting is considered. This movie is what makes many people stay away from independent films, badly produced, story line is weak and the movie itself is just boring with a capital B.

Many great producers came about from making independent films, but this producer needs to go back to the drawing board and give us a better story. I wish I could un-watch this movie.

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