Excerpt: John Koestler is a scientist and teacher who’s become a bit bitter on the world after he’s lost his wife in a catastrofe. He’s trying to raise his son but often is so occupied with his work that he almost forgets all about what’s going on around him.
Excerpt: Ever since the dawn of time, people have been predicting the end of the world. I wonder why that is? I suppose there’s something way deep down inside us that makes us wonder when and if the world will come to an end.
Excerpt: Knowing is a disaster movie that wants to become the meaning of life. That’s stupid. Knowing sets things up with a standard explanation: Everything happens for a reason. It is an acceptable premise, even backed by some mild science.
Summary: A wise man once said that, "Knowing is half the battle." In this case, spare yourself the fight. This 'Knowing' is not worth knowing. As a Boston resident, about the only fun I had with the film was laughing at its geographical inaccuracies (the picture was actually shot in Australia and looks...
Conclusion: An all-around wonderful experience, Alex Proyas' Knowing delivers a nearly perfect blend of popcorn-munching entertainment, terror, suspense, and drama. It's superbly paced, well-acted, fabulously directed, and delivers plenty of spine-tingling and thought-provoking moments.
Excerpt: Nicolas Cage has brought us plenty of crazy movies in the past few years, but Knowing is a doozy of an entirely different level. Dark City and I, Robot director Alex Proyas peppers his take on the disaster movie with a whole host of other genre elements, including ghost stories, conspiracy thrillers...
Excerpt: Isn’t it cheating to cast Nicolas Cage as a man trying to warn everyone else that the world’s going to end? In these later years of Cage’s career, a bug-eyed expression suggesting that everyone around him has gone insane has become his default mode.