POLL: What did you think of ‘Knowing?’

Posted by · 8:34 am · March 23rd, 2009

I guess I’ll leave it with an updated poll before heading out.

The weekend’s box office champ was the Nicolas Cage starrer “Knowing,” from director Alex Proyas.  Even though a mere handful of you said you’d be seeing it this weekend, I figured I’d ask anyway: what did you think?  I have a hard time believing it to be this awful disaster given that Proyas is generally a guy who busies himself with sci-fi that could hardly be called brainless, but given the reviews and some brief assessments I’ve heard, maybe this really is the clunker of 2009 so far.

So tell us your thoughts in the sidebar poll.

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5 responses so far

  • 1 3-23-2009 at 11:01 am

    kmoore8435 said...

    I actually thought the film worked for the most part. It suffers from a weak 3rd act that kinda left a bad taste in my mouth, but the first hour or so had me hooked and it slowly falls apart.
    Nic Cage is the film’s other problem, but there has been enough written about him this week. He just so “seriously lifeless” and the 3rd act only amplifies this issue.

    But again, as “end of the world” movies go, I was satisfied for the most part.

  • 2 3-23-2009 at 12:41 pm

    Patrick F said...

    I could have sworn that Richard Kelly was attached to this project for forever. I was thinking he wrote it as a spec. However, his name is nowhere on the finished film.

  • 3 3-23-2009 at 6:38 pm

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    I don’t want to spoil anything but those VFX shots of the city at the end were really awesome.

  • 4 3-24-2009 at 1:01 pm

    The InSneider said...

    Movie wasn’t bad until the end with the aliens. That was pretty fuckin’ stupid, and I wonder if that’s why Kelly walked. The plane and subway crash sequences were pretty good. Proyas can still bring it in that regard. And Cage and his kid weren’t bad either, but the entire dynamic got thrown off with Rose Byrne and her kid. Like… whaaat? So now there are 2 kids who go to the same school who are “chosen” to be saved from the end of the world? It worked half-and-half. Should’ve been children’s drawings, not some stupid numbers with longitude/latitude. A kids’ picture of a plane flying into the trade centers would’ve been much more unnerving that 911208674017264 or whatever. It felt a little dumbed down. Could’ve been a very good R-rated movie but as it is, it’s a mediocre PG-13 movie, and I’m a huge Proyas fan. Definitely not the stinker of ’09 though. Right now that’d be My Bloody Valentine.

  • 5 9-17-2009 at 1:57 am

    Melissa Abrahams said...

    Well, maybe it’s not about the plot itself but the subtle undertones hinting at mankind and eternal life.Have we reached the realization that we as humans are not meant to reside on this earth forever?The fact that the world is destroyed, but the chosen ones are saved is symbolic of the fact that there is still hope where faithfulness is concerned.To talk about the Beethoven’s symphony…