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34. Knowing

Published February 13, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: Knowing Director: Alex Proyas Year: 2009 Run time: 2hrs 01

Background Info

Mr C and I fancied watching a film but weren’t sure which. He’s a bit of a Nicholas Cage fan, so we chose this despite not knowing anything about it. It was a bit on the long side, but we were determined to give it a go.

Live Blog

00:01:27 - That child looks like a zombie. 00:03:09 - I wonder what I would put in a time capsule. 00:04:26 - I have to say, if I saw a possessed child scribbling numbers furioiusly, I’d probably let her finish. 00:07:17 - More credits? How odd. 00:09:49 - I think I would like Nicholas Cage as a dad. He seems both smart and kinda laid back. 00:13:32 - I would also like him as a teacher. Why do I like Mr Cage all of a sudden? 00:18:02 - No way would I trust such history to screaming kids. It’d be ripped to shreds! 00:24:04 - I like solving mysteries whilst being a bit under the influence. Opens the mind a little. Not that I do much problem solving. 00:29:40 - I’m surprised none of the original kids wanted to come back and see their stuff dug up. They must be alive, right? 00:31:53 - He hasn’t taught his kid not to talk to strangers? …oh, he did, it’s just that kids don’t listen. 00:36:49 - He slept through the whole day? He’s like Mr C! 00:39:23 - Argh! I can’t watch things falling out of the sky. 00:41:35 - If 81 people still die, then does it not mean he can’t change anything despite knowing? 00:47:02 - I wonder why the mysterious creatures are headed for the boy and the numbers seem headed for Mr Cage. 00:50:37 - Does anyone actually read National Geographic? 00:54:25 - The kid has no questions to ask about why they are actually stalking a woman? 00:59:34 - You are supposed to stand behind the yellow line, not run along in front of it. 01:02:08 - WOW!! 01:02:29 - This reminds me of Final Destination because you know it’s going to go wrong and it’s just a matter of how. 01:10:10 - That’s a very good angel for a nine year old or younger. 01:11:36 - Is no one worried about the children? 01:20:52 - I have heard solar flares being mentioned a lot recently but still not quite sure what it is or why it’s dangerous. 01:27:36 - Why don’t people listen? “Stay here,” he said. So what did they do? 01:28:40 - What are the chances the door has been replaced in 50 years? How often do people replace doors? 01:30:00 - She totally kidnapped his child! 01:32:25 - When I own some land, I am so totally building a bomb shelter. 01:33:53 - Won’t somebody think of the children? 01:36:48 - I think the Emergency Broadcast causes more trouble than it’s worth. Look at the people rioting! 01:38:56 - At least she didn’t turn into a serious love interest. That’s something. 01:40:11 - It’s lucky he has a 4x4. When the end of the world is nigh, those suburban housewives will be laughing. 01:46:00 - It seems odd that he would be keen for his son to go off with non-speaking aliens. 01:51:43 - WOW!!! Again.

Conclusions

The story is complete nonsense. It starts out well, a mystery about numbers and a psychic child from 50 years ago. Then it all goes a bit… weird. The CGI totally makes up for it though. For about a week after watching this, I kept saying to Mr C “Did you see that subway scene?” Unreal, and totally worth the crazy alien thing.

Rating: 45

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