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Knowing (2009)

Didn't really plan on watching TV tonight, figured there would be nothing interesting. But as I flipped through the channel, caught the beginning of a movie showing a scene with schoolchildren drawing pictures to be put into a time capsule of what they think the world would look like in the future. I wondered if it's anything worth sticking around for another two hours, so I quickly searched for the TV guide on the internet, learned the title, and found its synopsis on the web. It's a sci-fi kind of movie. Why not?

For synopsis and reviews, you can visit Rotten Tomatoes, my favorite site for some quick info on movies. It's basically about Nicholas Cage trying to save the world by decoding some numbers related to all major world disasters for the past 50 years. 

I enjoyed the movie, even though watching it alone was kind of freaky. Yeah, I am a scaredy cat. But at least it's not a ghost story. I could never watch ghost movies alone, especially if they get very graphic, if you know what I mean. As for Knowing, I was intrigued by the puzzle of the numbers and curious how this was going to end up. Would Cage really going to save the world from a disaster that I couldn't think of how people could really get away from? For those who have not watched it, I really do not want to spoil the ending. All I can say is that, it's not really the ending I expected. That doesn't mean it's bad or good. Just... not what I expected.  

The movie made some creative bents on religious references for its premise and some of its visualizations, as with other end-of-the-world movies I suppose.

Watch the trailer below and see if it catches your interest:


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