Saturday, March 28, 2009

Knowing

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.

3 comments:

Denys said...

Hi Heather!! Thanks for the movie review - I almost saw this the other day on Ethan and I's first vacation away from the kids this week. But we ran out of time. I'll try to blog about it someday when I can catch up. I just want to sleep!

Kristin said...

From the previews it looks like the kind of movie that could go either way, really good or really cheesy. Thanks for letting me know it isn't really either. I think I will have to see that.

Jeff, Tran & Sydney said...

I am just catching up on all the blog readings and boy I feel so bad that your kids have been sick. I hope they get better soon. It's not good having two sickies in the family. Congrats also on your anniversary and the renovation. Looks great you guys.