Saturday, March 21, 2009

Knowing

Just got back from the latest Nicholas Cage flick, and all in all, this one's a loser. It simply can't make up it's mind what kind of story it wants to tell. Is it an end-of-the world disaster movie? Is it about numerology? Is it about faith vs rationality? Is it a low budget horror film? Is it trying to rip off Childhood's End or Inconstant Moon?

There are a lot of ambitious stories that hit almost all of these themes. The successful ones are grounded in their characters. In Knowing, the actors are neither powerful enough in their performances nor generous enough in their characterizations to rise above the flaws in the story. Don't bother, even with Netflix.

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Anonymous Petrovius said...

I was quite impressed by Nick Cage as an actor, until he appeared in the remake of "The Wicker Man." This film was just so dreadful, as opposed to the original, that it totally turned me off him as a name I would select as a reason for hiring a rent-a-film. I guess this latest effort merely confirms my opinion.

March 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

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