Monday, February 14, 2011

Movie Review - Knowing

by Alex Popp

Knowing is everything...

Nicholas Cage plays a scientist whose son finds a mysterious paper found in a time capsule in the sci-fi chiller, "Knowing," directed by Alex Proyas, the director of "I, Robot."

The scientist finds that the long list of random numbers on the paper predicted all the major disasters from the past 50 years, 9/11, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, Hurricane Katrina, etc. The numbers also predict three more disastrous events that haven't occured yet, and he sets out to stop them from happening. He is only puzzled by one question: What happens when the numbers run out?

This is a superbly crafted flick with excellent special effects and one of the most interesting premises ever. It became one of my dad's favorite movies of all time. However, there are parts of the book of Ezekiel that are taken out of context to help support the premise of the movie. If you're easily offended by that kind of thing, then maybe you should choose another movie. It is only a story, though, and [the film] brings you more than enough thrills to keep you watching.

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some disturbing and even shocking images.

Three stars (out of four) for the original and intriguing thriller, "Knowing."

Review by Alex Popp for The Animation Empire blog.

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