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.
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In the year 1959, during a school's opening year, the elementary school teacher asks the students todraw what they think the future will be like and the drawings will be put in a 50 year time capsule. All of the students have a typical drawing with flying cars except for a young girl named Lucinda. In fact, she isn't even a drawing. She's writing down a bunch of numbers that mean some sort of code. 50 years later, each student now at that school gets a drawing. Or in another young man's case, numbers. The student named Caleb takes the piece of paper to his dad. The dad (Nicolas Cage) discovers that the numbers are a code for every major fatal event in the last 50 years. There are three events left and he has to save the victims of those events before it's too late.
The first two events that are shown in the film are absolutely stunning to watch because of the special-effects and the way the camera shots are handled and how everything is so well put together during those scenes. We do get some nice work here from Nicolas Cage as he's constantly moving around trying to save people from deadly happenings. Another thing in the movie that stands out is the music. The pacing and the beat of it is perfect and keeps the audience engaged to the screen.
The two actors that actors that accompany Cage-one plays his son and the other plays Lucinda's daughter-are not right at all for this picture. Throughout the film, they're either trying way too hard to act in their roles or they're just flat-out boring and nobody wants to scene that type of acting. Also, the movie has a ending that just doesn't work and it feels like sort of a let down as you leave the theatre, almost as if you've been cheated by the story.
Overall, I'm cofident that the film could've been worse, I'm confident that the film could've been better, but I'm also confident that the average american audience will enjoy this production will all of its intense action that sweeps you off your feet. If you like the movie "Deep Impact" or even the "Final Destination" films then odds are you will enjoy "Knowing" if you see it.
As history will tell you, the really good movies have scenes in them that stick with you long after you left the theater. For all the technology that is available to filmakers today, their is a surprising amount of movies in recent years that don't do that. It seems the thing to do anymore is remakes of old classics, remakes of old T.V. shows,and remakes of remakes. Throw in some modern special effects and some 20 year old actors playing 40 year old characters, and promote the hell out of it so we can all sucker in to it and waste 10 dollars. However, every now and then a surprise makes it's way past the garbage and gives us a blast of cinema pleasure. "Knowing" does just that. There are several scenes that stay with you.(Including an airplane crash and train derailment that are so astonishing and scary they have to be seen to be believed) Nicolas Cage, an actor who has made several really good fun movies, (The Rock,Con-Air) and some not so good,(pick one) plays a collage teacher who comes across a 50 year old piece of paper written by a child that predicted all major disasters in the world. The problem is the really big disaster on that paper has not happened yet. Now it's up to Cage to try and warn the world that the end is near. The makers of this film take an idea that has been done before and make it work to the max with clever writing and some really tense moments and awesome special effects that will leave the audience feeling they got their money worth,and remember.
Well first, it has Nicolas Cage in it, which makes the movie great, but what amazed me about this movie was the plot to it. It was a great idea with the numbers and the "whisperers." The special effets were amazing (and if you saw the movie you have to agree, plane crash). I reccomend to see this movie 100%. It really does keep you on the edge of your seat.
Note: all of the info has no spoilers. All of the info was seen on the commercials
Note: sadley, if there is a sequal, Nicolas Cage will not be in it