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Friday, March 27, 2009

Movie Review - Knowing

Knowing is never expected from it.

Movie Title
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller

John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) is an MIT Professor and single parent to hearing-impaired Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury). Caleb goes to the elementary school where 50 years ago had planted a time capsule in the school compound, to be opened 50 years later. Contained within the time capsule are envelopes with children’s drawings of the future they imagine would be, but 1 such envelope was put in by a child named Lucinda Embry. When the time capsule was opened, Caleb gets the envelope from Lucinda. It contains 2 pages of seemingly random numbers but John Koestler discovered, to his dismay, that they predict deadly disasters that have occurred in the past 50 years (from the time the time capsule was opened) and also those that will occur from that point on. More importantly, he knows that somehow, they have an important role to play in these predictions.

The acting is pretty credible. There were no jarring distractions from the main cast. Chandler Canterbury is another precocious young actor in the same mould as Haley Joel Osment (from Sixth Sense) and Jonathan Lipnicki (from Jerry Maguire). Watch out for more good things from this young man.


There are a few disturbing scenes – particularly those involving the “Whispering People” and the plane/train crashes. The CGI were very well done, although some were very unreal and illogical if one were to think about it.

There are also multiple parallels to the events as recorded in the Holy Bible. The “Whispering People” were made to fit the description of Angels (as evidenced by the appearance of “wings” after their transformation) and the movie’s event at the end is also from a major Biblical event. Plus, there were references to the Book of Ezekiel.

This movie will confirm that, in the bigger picture, Earth Hour, of which we will zealously participate in, will not count for much in the end.

It’s a good watch as it is quite different from any movie that was made recently.

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Rating: 6.5/10

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