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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Where does one start with 'Knowing'? I'm not sure. You probably know the premise by know. Nicholas Cage's character finds a list of numbers which predict every major disaster in the last 50 years. A race begins to prevent the disasters, but what happens when the numbers run out?

Nicholas Cage is one of those actors whose film you keep going to see because sometimes he's spot on. Unfortunately, this isn't one of those times. His wooden face dominates the film. His character, John Koestler, is a recently widowed MIT astrophysicist who believes in the randomness of the universe following the tragic death of his wife. He is estranged from his pastor father and clearly exists in a world of hurt, living only for his young son.

The film promises a good story, but its climax is just absurd beyond reason, which is a pity because the initial part of the story is tense and dramatic. The lighting and cinematography is eerie, adding to the early tension in the film. I honestly left the cinema wondering if Cage was a closet Scientologist (or some other form of looper) or if they'd accidentally cut in the last part of the Watchmen reel in the editing suite.

TBH, this one is best avoiding, unless you want some unintentional comedy.

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