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2009 Nicolas Cage Sci-Fi Film

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A good idea that manifested well into a rather awesome disaster film...

  • Nov 12, 2009
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The end of the world is the most heated and talked about discussion in Human history. No one  knows when it will be and no one knows  what will happen, but  we all know in some way  that it's coming. Knowing gives us a very intelligent spin on  how  the world might end  through ideas from the last book of the bible Revelation that talk about  the end of the world and the second coming of God.  But  while it doesn't have a hundred percent  take on those ideals  it does   gives a good Science Fiction film that raises the question, How long do we really have?

Knowing is  dark, complex,  intelligent, disturbing and at sometimes rather breathtaking. It's a film that you must really, truly watch with an open and clear mind to understand the  complex spiritual undertones  of this film, they deal with, like I said, the biblical end of the world. Just Hollywood and Alex Proyas' spin on it.  I liked this film for allot for reasons  not just because it had Nick Cage and  an awesome  disaster  story you could really sink your teeth in, but because it  was heartfelt and powerful  and it draws that power from the  characters and the actors that portray them.  It's a great story told with masterful skill  and precision  to the point that your almost  entirely wrapped up in the film and the atmosphere  of it.

Nicholas Cage delivers a smart and edgy performance as the  professor who's son  by chance  or fate finds a sheet of paper with numbers  on it that predict every global  disaster for five decades. Cage gives one of his best  and most emotional performances here  as the man tasked with trying to stop the end of all life on Earth as we know it.  Cage brings allot of heart  to this film that without him would have been a normal disaster film with a unique message and I think in my opinion that saves the movie from  oblivion. But all in all the cast does  very well her and  pulls   off some great moments in this film and elevate it from average to extraordinary.

Knowing is amazing in it's execution and  powerful in it's display of  death and hope in the midst of  the  end of life on Earth. It's a moving film  that  if you give it a chance it will entertain if not blow your mind. All in all Knowing is  one event that  you need to be apart of.

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review by . February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
I finally got around to watching this excuse for a Nicolas Cage film, courtesy of RedBox DVD rentals. It was my first time using Redbox as well, which experience was smoother and more professional than the movie presentation, but this being a blog about science fiction and not about automated retail merchandising, suffice it to say that Redbox was easy to use, simple to use, completely inexpensive (if it took real money instead of plastic, most kids could scrounge up the rental fee off the street …
Quick Tip by . December 25, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Worst movie ever. Nicholas cage has successfully ruined his career with horrible sci-fi nonsense. How does a movie like this get produced?
review by . July 12, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
   Movies that have the premise of end times are a dime-a-dozen. There have been some successes and quite a few failures. I loved “Dark City” so when I heard that director Alex Proyas is at the helm of “KNOWING”, I was once again curious and made time to see it. The story is crafted by novelist Ryne Douglas Pearson and carries a thought-provoking idea that asks the viewer to ponder certain questions about our existence. Are all these things around us products …
review by . December 26, 2009
Nicholas Cage stars in one of his better films as a widowed father who is raising a son (Kaleb).  On the 50th anniversary of a time capule at Kaleb's school, the time capsule is to be opened.  The audience got to see the time capsule being created in 1959 where the students were asked to draw pictures of what they thought the world would be like in 50 years.        One of the girls just put a series of what appeared to be random numbers.  This girl appeared …
review by . March 23, 2009
 "Knowing" ... where do I begin?    My girlfriend had wanted to see this movie after seeing many previews for it.  I figured I would give it a try because it couldn't be any worse than "The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)." Well ... it was close.    The movie begins in 1959 with a young girl (Lucinda) hearing whispers in her head. Her classmates are drawing pictures to place into a time capsule, while the voices force her to write down a long series …
review by . April 28, 2009
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Massachusetts schoolgirl foresees grim numbers for the future.   2. She tries to write them all down, but runs out of time before they get sealed in a time capsule.   3. Her numbers sit there until 2009 when the capsule is opened.   4. MIT Astrophysics professor and single parent (Nicolas Cage) happens upon them and starts unraveling their meaning.   5. So far, so good   6. He finally …
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Knowing is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertaiment. Knowing was filmed in Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's setting, Boston. The film was released on March 20, 2009 in the United States and Canada.

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