Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004) starring Stephen Baldwin, David A.R. White, Kevin Downes, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Roberts Movie Review

Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)

Left Me Unmarked

In the future it appears that the Book of Revelations was right, a man, a false prophet would rise up to unite the World. But for anyone who doesn't agree with the Leader's way and become micro chipped it is a life on the run trying to avoid capture and being put in prison with all the other rebels awaiting death. Tom Newman (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is one such man who has avoided having to have the mark and made a life dealing with illegal goods such as DVDs. But he is offered a deal, go in to prison and uncover who is at the source of the rebellion which he learns is a man called Luke (Stephen Baldwin).

How many people have read the Book of Revelations? I would suggest you do and not because I am trying to push some Christian message on you or put the fear of God into you. Nope I suggest reading it to get a gist of what an impressive scenario it presents with pestilence, false prophets and much more, all of which would make for a first rate action, thriller which could work well on the big screen. Unfortunately "Six: The Mark Unleashed" unleashed doesn't really capitalize on the power of the story to work for a secular audience.

In truth "Six: The Mark Unleashed" is a bit of a mess when it comes to trying to be entertainment for the masses as you need to have read The Book of Revelations to follow exactly what is going on. But again I find myself wondering whether than rather being made for a wider audience this is one of a growing number of Christian movies made for a Christian audience but with some better known actors such as Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Roberts and Stephen Baldwin to try and boost its appeal to an audience struggling to find decent Christian movies. I say this because it has a preachy side which just doesn't work as entertainment for the masses and in truth pushes the cheese factor with some of the scenes being over the top.

What this all boils down to is that as entertainment for the masses "Six: The Mark Unleashed" doesn't work; it is heavy handed in being preachy and messy in the way it tells the story. As for entertainment for a Christian audience, well with the addition of some bigger names it might hold some people's attention but again its preachy side makes it feel heavy handed.