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Knowing (2009)

 

 
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Runtime: 121 min
 
Synopsis: MIT professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
 
Release Date: March 20, 2009
 
Written By: Ryne Douglas Pearson
 
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knowingWhen 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.


Greg Dragon

 
Cinephile and opinion writer, Greg Dragon has been a fan of movies since the 80's when Kung Fu theater was all the rage and Roger Moore was James Bond. Greg is the founder and lead critic of Spicy Movie Dogs. You can follow him on Twitter @Rafacus or on his Google+ account.