Knowing

knowing-poster“Knowing” stars the once electric Nicolas Cage as John Koestler, an MIT astrophysics professor, whose son Caleb (Chandler Canterbury) is the recipient of a time capsule letter containing numbers. These numbers to any ordinary person would mean nothing, but when John focuses in he sees a pattern. The numbers show a pattern of catastrophic history events and the numbers point to the date of the event and the death toll. Most of the events have already occurred, except for three. Once he figures out that not only do the numbers point to the disaster date, but also gives the location of the tragedy John decides to play hero and try to prevent these events from occurring.

As these events are unfolding his son begins to experience strange occurrences from whispering in his head to creepy pale people entering his room at night. Trying to decipher how all of these strange happenings connect becomes a struggle not only for John, but as well for the viewing audience. When John decides to search out the woman who wrote the letter in the time capsule fifty years back it leads him in the right direction, but only leaves you with more unanswered questions.

“Knowing” has obviously now idea on how to direct a film. The storyline had a strong opening and defiantly caught your interest. As more events unfolded and as the confusion set in there was nothing for viewers to appreciate. “Knowing’s” path is so far fetched, disturbing and down right awful that I would expect to find very few people who enjoyed this film. The acting was exaggerated in every scene and unfortunately Cage proves he has not improved at all on deciding which scripts suit him. All I know is that “Knowing” is a waste that should be avoided at all costs.knowing2

2 Responses to Knowing

  1. Monty M. says:

    But ah, Jolene, that’s where you’re wrong. Knowing need not be avoided at all costs because heck, it’s wickedly graphic, and has a number of intriguing premises that at least get you thinking deeper thoughts than you would at most other movie genres of the season.
    Trouble is, Knowing made the same vital mistake Hancock made: the third act completely obliterates what the first act painstakingly built.

    In Knowing, we were taken from asking whether it all is connected in some way (that maybe we hold the key to changing what seems inevitable), to feeling like – What the hell? Cage’s character was practically unnecessary in the end because the aliens took the kids anyway, and without his help. So there was no point in “knowing.” I think that’s where Proyas screwed up on this; he didn’t cover all bases.

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