Movie Review: Knowing (2009) – Nicolas Cage

by Klaus on August 8, 2009

in Movies

Knowing (2009) movie review, Nicolas Cage

Plot: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

As the plot explains, Knowing is a movie about predictions. Nicolas Cage, in his character John Koestler, questions the universe – is it all random or was it planned all along, that the earth is exactly at a distance from the sun where it would allow life to live as we know it?

The movie has some stunning special effects that will blow you away – specially if you crank up the volume on your surround sound system.

Story wise, it’s a typical “we must save the world”-kinda story, where you follow John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), his son and a woman they meet along their journey to find out what’s going on.

The question is – do they manage to save the earth or is it finally the end of life as we know it?

You’ll find a few nice twists, not too many and not too crazy either.

If you liked War Of the Worlds, The Day After Tomorrow, The Day The Earth Stood Still and movies like that, Knowing is a must-see. Be sure to watch it with Surround sound if you can – the special effects deserve it.

Nicolas Cage is not what he used to be and I don’t think this movie did anything to change my opinion about him, so I’ll be rating it 3 apples out of 5. Definitely worth watching (as a rental, don’t buy it!), but don’t expect a miracle.

Rating: Rating: 3 out of 5 Apples

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The Gooroo @ iBlogPlanet.com August 9, 2009 at 14:22

Nicholas Cage is definitely one of my favorite actors. I’m going to rent this movie — seems like something I would like. Thanks for doing a review!
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Paulo August 9, 2009 at 15:11

Hi Klaus,

I really like movies like this, and looks like I’ll be renting this movie, and watch it with my wife……..One thing thou, it will have to be after the kids had gone to bed… 🙂
Thanks for the review of this movie..

Cheers… Paulo.

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Evan August 9, 2009 at 16:40

My wife and I watched this, and despite some bad reviews that we saw, we liked it. At times it seemed like it wasn’t sure where it wanted to go with the story, but it was definitely different.
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Benjamin Cip August 10, 2009 at 22:28

I do really like Nicholas Cage movies, especially 8mm (I’m not sure of the spelling), I haven’t seen Knowing, but I saw the trailer, and don’t know what to really think about this movie, the movie has got some good and bad feedback, some say that the end is not as good as they thought, so I’m afraid to de disapointed… well, I’ll try to watch it when I’ll have time, cause I’m very busy lately… by the way, I answered your question on my blog… give it a look, and if you need to know more… don’t hesitate to ask me, ok?
.-= Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Change Your Mindset About Making Money Online =-.

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Klaus @ TechPatio August 10, 2009 at 23:09

If you like Nicolas Cage, you probably want to watch this movie 🙂

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