Yesterday after work, I made a mad dash to the movies to check out Nicolas Cages’ new movie “Knowing.”
Since Nick’s last good movie was in the late 90’s I was not expecting a miracle but I got one.
The previews of the movie looked pretty good but my initial apprehension was over the fact that I thought this was some hero saves the world movie. My apprehension stems from my desire to sometimes see the world and or mankind explode & die off. Yes, sometimes I root for total destruction and the bad guy.
So, “Knowing” offered everything that someone like me needs to feel the value of my 10 bucks; DESTRUCTION & mass death. Wait, I must sound sick.
This flick is on the long side but that is more than made up for in quality sequences that are both intriguing & surprising. Some of the scenes are etched into my mind permanently, big time. Like some of the scenes I want to tell you about beat some of the scenes from “Unbreakable” (train crash) & “Final Destination” (airplane crash & highway accident). Some juicy shit!
With this said, I will not go any further as it would be easy to spoil the entire movie.
The down points of “Knowing” include Nick’s horrible hair plugs & obvious yuck-mouth veneers. Oh yes, some cheesy dialogue & lackluster supporting character development. All these downers together really don’t mean shit because the movie is still fucking AWESOME & soooooo much better than “Watchmen,” which I think sucked more than a little bit and dare I compare it to “Madea Goes to Jail?”
Anyway, “Knowing” is officially on my 2009 must get the DVD list.
In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.
Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule’s contents and the girl’s cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Koestler. But it is Caleb’s father, professor John Koestler, who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years.
As John further unravels the document’s chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events — the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve John and his son.
When John’s attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place. With the reluctant help of Diana Wayland and Abby Wayland, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, John’s increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster — and the ultimate sacrifice.
Movie Etiquette PSA: Women, I advise you not to share popcorn at the movies with your boo unless you know that he washed his hands or you love the taste of dick & nuts.
I have seen some janky shit jump off in the mens room. Like guys taking a piss, then walking right out. Then once they hook up with their boo, they dip right into the bag of popcorn.
One of my own horrible movie mens room experiences was when I went to relieve myself, I ran into an acquaintance whom just walked away from the urinal. Once he saw me, he reached to shake hands. I looked at him like he was crazy & said no thanks dick hand.
On a personal note; I hate using the short urinal. It just feels kinda weird.