In The Reaping, Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appear to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening and she must regain her faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community.
Hilary Swank is a talented actress as is the young AnnaSophia Robb. So some fellow reviewers and I were wondering why, following an early screening of “The Reaping”, they chose this particular film to act in. We shared the consensus that the ship had wrecked in this movie.
This film is convoluted, frightening at times and silly at times, and just when you think you understand the plot, the ending blows your boat out of the water and you are left going, “Huh?” It’s not that you don’t understand what has happened. That is perfectly clear. But what appeared to be a certain ending flip flops into something entirely different. At any rate, the film has strong language, a lot of violence, and is a bit of a downer during the times it is not a bit laughable. Forgive the pun, but avoid this one like the plague! Dove cannot approve it.