Saturday, March 21, 2009

KNOWING - THE MOVIE

You'll never believe in all your born days what I just did.

WENT TO A MOVIE!

It was BF's crazy idea. I know, I know...but he asked me if I wanted to go see this new movie out called, "Knowing," and the previews WERE fantastic, so I figured one time out of the house in the middle of tour season wouldn't hurt me and might give me a much needed break.

Okay, I'm not quite sure how to put this. It wasn't terrible and was good in some parts but the ending absolutely sucked! I don't know, I like happy endings...this ending was kind of weird. I remember when it was over and I kept saying to myself, "Did I like it or not like it?" Nicholas Cage played an alright part...I don't think this was one of his best acting job and the two little kids were alright, but I can't say they'd be up for an Oscar anytime soon. I hoped it was just me because the movie was so hyped up, but while I was waiting for BF to do his little tinkle tinkle after the movie was over, I overheard this guy talking on a cell phone. He said, "It started off good but then there were all these damn aliens."

It starts out in this classroom where the kids are putting together a time capsule. Everyone is supposed to draw a picture of what they think the world will look like in fifty years when the school digs it back up. One of the little girls, I can't think of her name, drew a bunch of numbers across the paper. So when they are burying the time capsule, the little girl is standing off the end of the schoolyard staring into the trees. The teacher calls her but she doesn't turn around. The teacher goes to do something and the girl has disappeared. She finally finds her hours later inside a storage closet with blood on her hands. She has etched some kind of date or something into the wall and she's yelling at the teacher to tell them to stop talking.

Fast forward fifty years and Nicholas Cage and this little boy who plays his son, Caleb, are at the "capsule unveiling." All of the kids are to get one envelope that is tucked inside. Caleb gets this number drawing and instead of leaving it at school, he takes it home.

His father finds it later and discovers that the numbers are the exact dates of these huge disasters that have killed people in the last fifty years. The thing is, if you're paying attention, the little girl who drew it in the first place, must have been able to see into the future, right?

Now the father goes to warn people that a disaster is about to happen, but no one listens. Sure enough, they do happen.

All along, these strange looking space aliens who are disguised to look like real people are trying to contact Caleb the same way they contacted the little girl fifty years ago. I know, it's confusing.

I won't give away the ending or more of the plot except to say I left that theater with a doom and gloom kind of feeling. It's not a bad movie...the special effects were pretty good down to the space alien spacecraft, but I don't think the acting was all that great at all. I don't know what was wrong with these people. None of them moved me. Even the king Nicholas Cage tried to put on a good performance but I don't think the part was right for him unless it was just me.

All in all, I can't really say it was a bad movie and I was glad I saw it but I wouldn't see it again nor would I rent it. Sorry...I don't like leaving the movie theater feeling as if the world is going to end any minute, but then, maybe that's what the producers wanted us to feel like. I guess the movie did make you kinda sorta think that.

But I'll tell you what I did take notice about. Have you ever heard anything as ridiculous as 2 boxes of popcorn and 2 drinks coming to $24? That was more than the tickets!

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like another movie I'll just rent for free from the library. The DH will make his own popcorn. I only eat popcorn if I go out to the movies. It's a health no-no for me.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Morgan! Well between the price of the tickets and food, you're better off waiting and renting it for free!

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  3. Someone else on my blog favorites list saw this movie this past week and gave it a big double-thumbs down review. I'm not a big fan of sci-fi type stuff so I doubt I'll ever watch this one. I much prefer happy endings too, Dorothy. Although, my all-time favorite movie is Gone With The Wind and I don't think the ending there was all that happy but I still like that line "I'll worry about it tomorrow." I've often been accused of living my life according to that line too, come to think of it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the movie, Dorothy! It hasn't arrived to Belgium yet.

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  5. This was a great movie--and it wasn't sci-fi. You missed the point. This was a religious movie with all sorts of hints and clues--you didn't notice the wings on the "aliens", did you.

    The give-away was the reference to Ezekiel.

    I loved it.

    Marilyn
    http://fictionforyou.com

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  6. I watched the trailer and it does sound like something I would like, but then again I am all into ghost and weird stuff ha ha.
    We will probably wait though until it hits the video stores. I rarely pay theater prices. I can make my own popcorn.

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  7. Sounds like something I would like to watch, and after Marilyn's comment I will definitely want to see it. I also will wait till it comes to the video store and make my own popcorn. I watched a movie this morning - Swing Vote with Kevin Costner. Also not one of his best, but it was a cute movie. Easy watching. The little girl in it did a very good job. A political joke, but isn't all politics?

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  8. Maybe Marilyn has something there...I didn't pick up on the wings thing...now you're going to make me rent this, aren't you!

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  9. Do you know, that I had not even actually heard of this movie until we were driving past the theater and I saw it posted. It is insane how much popcorn and drinks cost!!! I take Hannah to the movies sometimes and we smuggle in those big boxes of candy and she can get a kids drink - so that's not too bad, lol!

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  10. I do want to see this...the trailer looks so good!
    I love Nicholas Cage but some of his movies haven't been my favorites lately! The worst movie I ever saw was The Wicker Man and he was just so bad in it...and I say this with all the love in my heart! He is his very best in ...The Family Man!

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  11. Ah, yes the movies... where you can get gouged for entertainment with out guarantee of a good time or the promise of money back. I love Nicholas Cage, but my movie choices are so limited these days, and with the state of the world as it is, not sure I want doom and gloom. Might have to rethink this one's ranking on my potential go see list.

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  12. Again, about Knowing, it's not about doom and gloom. Watch it, pay attention, it's actually quite uplifting.

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