Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'Knowing' Plot Twisted Beyond Apprehension

This film was advertised as a horror film, but it seems that the producers get mixed up in the process. About the first hour of the “Knowing” was decent for a scary movie, but during the start of the second hour the movie made a transition to more of a science fiction film. 

"Knowing" Poster

Starring Nicolas Cage, “Knowing” was intriguing because of the intense advertisements. The story is based on the theory that there is a code which predicts cataclysms and forewarns the end of the world.

John Deciphering the Code

John and Caleb Koestler, father and son, witness the opening of a time capsule at Caleb’s school. In the capsule is a number code which reveals the date, location, and time of natural and human produced disasters. After they stumble upon the code, they notice that strange things begin to happen, particularly to them. 

They are frantic to stop the inevitable and use the code to their advantage. While they try to figure out how to stop the apocalypse, there are mysterious agent-like men stalking them.

Chandler Canterbury as Caleb

Sounds action-packed and alluring, right? As soon as the story reaches its peak, it switches gears and drops the audience.

It turns out that the eerie stalkers are actually angels. These angels have come to Earth to take two perfect children away, one boy and one girl, as the world experiences its Armageddon. 


The boy that has been selected is sadly Caleb Koestler. After realizing that this is the only way for his son to live, John gives him up. Caleb and the girl will be taken to a new, untarnished planet to start over.

“Knowing” is a poor revamp of the Noah’s ark story.

"Knowing" Finale

The acting was only average. Nicolas Cage usually has effective roles, but didn’t impress this time around. Chandler Canterbury, who played Caleb, was also only mediocre.

The plot was horrendous. I was really hoping for a successfully scary film, but this was not one. “Knowing” turned out to be an oddly written sci-fi, alternative movie.

2 out of 5. I will never watch this movie again.


  1. That's exactly how I felt after watching this movie. If felt like I had just wasted 2 hours of my life. It was all just too predictable. And the fact that only two kids can be taken to another planet, and then get dropped off by themselves? It was just dumb. Super dumb.

  2. I read your review and totally agree. The movie was advertised very well but sadly did not live up to the hype. Keep up the reviews they are a very interesting read. You are very thorough and seem to know your movies.