Knowing – What Did You Think?

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I just got home from seeing the Alex Proyas-directed sci-fi thriller Knowing. It seems like response to the movie is extremely mixed. Roger Ebert called the film one of “the best science-fiction films” he’s seen. Others reviewers have said that it is among the worst films of the year. I’m not going to write a full review because it could be seen as a conflict of interest since Alex was a guest blogger for the site, and my thoughts are pretty positive.

It’s definitely not perfect. The acting is over-the-top across the board, not just Cage. Some of the dialogue is laughable, and some of the computer generated effects look rushed. I can honestly understand why someone would hate this movie, especially the last third of it. But for me, the film presents some very interesting ideas having to do with fate and chaos, religion and science, symbolic visuals, three kick-ass action set-pieces, and one of the most ambitious endings I’ve ever seen. I really dug the film a lot despite it’s flaws. The film goes to places you would never expect.

And that is why I’m writing this call for reader discussion. I want to know what you thought of the film, or more specifically the film’s ending. If you haven’t seen the film, do not read the comments, because it is bound to be filled with spoilers. I’m not looking for “It sucked” or “loved it” responses. I want to hear what you thought, and why.

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