When I finished watching Knowing, I turned and stared at my friends in disbelief at how ridiculous I found the ending to be.
Starting out strongly, Knowing shows a father and son struggling with the loss of his mother as they carry on their daily lives. After an hour and a bit more, the main underlying plot of it all is revealed to be a loaded religious tale hidden in a nice shiny thriller coat. Complete with aliens er angels, it ended in a manner that warranted a walk-out due to absurdity.
Amazing graphics and special effects seem wasted on this film that came off as a recruitment tool to get audience members into church… bear with me. Mix in the DaVinci Code, the Passion and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind and you have Knowing. I rolled my eyes so much at the story that I think I permanently damaged my right retina.
Needless to say I cannot give much a review outside of Spoilers so I won’t spend much more time on this. The heavily religious will love the doomsday, end-of-the-world theme of Knowing while the lightly religious and others will absolutely hate it. Stay far away from this one… I hope Nic Cage finds better movies to act in soon.