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Leap is a trilogy of Christian end times films written and directed by Filmmaker Chris Tempel a.k.a. El Director and produced by STARS Pictures that preach what many would consider an unusual message. This trilogy uses parkour and scripture to help bring these points home. The trilogy stars Alexander Bonds as Shane Turner. In the first film we see him learning the truth and becoming a believer. The second and third films show the end of days unfolding. For more info check out


The films in this series

  • Leap
  • Leap: Rise of the Beast
  • Leap: Revelation

This Trilogy Provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Shane Turner, the leader, the most knowledgeable about scripture in Leap 2 and 3, and a master of parkour.
  • Action Girl: Each movie has a few.
  • Actionized Sequel: Leap: Rise of the Beast has more action than Leap. The same is true for Leap: Revelation.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: good thing Courtney picked up on the bad guys' presence before they actually showed up.
  • Alphabet News Network: VNN
  • Anyone Can Die: Seems like everyone in the Leap crew except Shane is either captured or killed by the next film.
  • Ascended Meme: An In-universe example the line "I watched my friends die", which is used over and over in the behind the scenes and bloopers of Leap: Rise of the Beast makes an appearance in Leap: Revelation
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  • As the Good Book Says...: In an end times trilogy? But of course
  • As Himself: Chris Tempel a.k.a El Director as El in Leap: Revelation
  • Author Avatar: Wulf in the second movie
    • In the third movie Chris even makes an appearance as El the leader of the IMP crew
    • A stretch but everyone seems to know parkour like Chris himself, and they are all traceurs as opposed to free runners.
    • He is also the official switchboard operator for Vatican City.
    • Word Of God says he also provided the voice [[spolier:of God]] on the radio.
    • On top of all that he provided countless other voices including the angel Gabriel.
    • He also provides a few voices in Leap
  • Big Bad:
    • Yugov in Leap
    • Jon West in Leap: Rise of the Beast
  • Bigger Bad: The Vatican in Leap 2 and 3
    • Satan could also qualify since he is deceiving everyone
  • Bilingual Bonus: The radio Voice speaks both English and Hebrew in his broadcasts.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Crystal in Leap
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  • Caught Up in the Rapture
  • Crapsack World: to be expected from the end times
  • Darker and Edgier: Leap: Rise of the Beast seems to be this to Leap and Leap: Revelation to both of those 2
  • The Dragon: Kidd to West
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Kidd won't go after the Leap crew without proof that they did anything, which makes West an even bigger Jerkass.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Happens to Luke in sort of a Jesus and Judas relationship with Shane.
  • Four Is Death: the number of attempts West makes on the leap crew until Kidd finally has enough and kills him.
  • Homage Shot: In Leap, the movie Shane and Crystal are watching is a clip from the director's first feature film.
    • The roof jumps at the end of Leap: Rise of the Beast are a throwback to the big jump in Leap.
  • Ironic Echo: A bit of dialogue is used between Shane and Crystal in Leap, and later in Leap: Rise of the Beast the same bit is used with the roles reversed.
    Shane:It's the truth
    Crystal:Your version of it
    Shane:there are no VERSIONS of the truth
  • Ironic Name: Mr. Kidd, because you think that like most guys in charge West is just calling his second in command "kid" until later when you learn that is his surname.
  • Jerkass: West
  • McGuffin: the radio broadcasts
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: While Shane's wardrobe in Leap reflected his spiritual state, in Leap: Rise of the Beast, he wears darker colors to reflect his edgier state.
  • Pursued Protagonist: Leap: Rise of the Beast opens with a character being chased by the bad guys
  • Token Romance: Shane and Crystal rekindle their relationship in Leap: Rise of the Beast, for no reason other than to show she's not the killer.
  • Video Credits: The credits of Leap feature the director doing parkour, an extension of what was seen in the film.


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