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.