Brent and I finally got out for an anniversary treat. Felix was sick on Wednesday - about 3 weeks after it started originally. Poor kid has been thoroughly trounced by this flu going around, and that's on top of the terrible cold that we got.
Anyway, last night we went to see Knowing. We took Amelia with us because she has proved to be un-babysittable still. Besides the fact that she was kind of fussy, the movie experience was a good one.
Here's my take on the movie...
It's a disaster movie and an alien movie, although you don't really know either till almost the end. It's about a guy, Nicolas Cage, whose son finds a page of numbers in a time capsule that was buried 50 years previously. While looking over this page of numbers, Nic finds that the numbers predict dates, locations, and numbers of people who will die at those places/times.
Don't worry, there's a lot more to this movie that I'm not giving away. And honestly, I got all of this in the previews. Here's the thing. A lot of people think this movie is hokey. Yeah, a bit. And I don't think Nicolas Cage is any kind of great actor. But this role works for him. The movie feels like a combination of War of the Worlds, Contact, Armageddon, and maybe Day After Tomorrow.
But it's a good combination. It's a fun combination. Don't expect this to be a great movie, but know that if you don't expect too mcuh, you may just really enjoy yourself.