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Knowing (Blu-ray)

Released on 03 August 2009

Featuring: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne & Ben Mendelsohn

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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Alex Proyas ('I Robot') directs Nicolas Cage and Rose Byrne in this thrilling action movie. When Professor John Koestler discovers a mysterious coded message, terrifyingly accurate predictions about world disasters are revealed. Can John understand the code enough to stop the ultimate disaster?

Nicolas Cage (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in Knowing, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future and sets out to prevent them from coming true.

Rose Byrne ("Damages", Troy), Chandler Canterbury ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Lara Robinson ("Saved") also star in director Alex Proyas' ( I, Robot ) riveting feature.
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 Worth the watch!

| | See all Stephiexox's reviews (4)

Knowing is out in cinemas at the moment, i thought it was going to be a cheesy and non real looking sci-fi 'aliens come to kill us' typical movie. But, it really wasnt! Throughout the movie you begin to work out, realise and conclude events so i like the way how everything makes sense and is linked in some way. The storyline is really good and the graphics are unbelievable! It's one of the best Sci-Fi films that i have seen.
I've seen The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Day After Tomorrow ect but this film is by far the best.

It is a little creepy in some parts so it has that sort of genre throughout but its not terrifying, its really gripping.

Knowing has been described as an action-thriler and it definetily is everything it says is will be.

I recommend going to the cinema to see this film, i expect its of much better sound and picture quality if you go to see it at the big screens.

The plot is quite straightforward. 50 years ago a time capsule was put into the ground by the children of the local elementary school. Now, 50 years later, the capsule has been raised again and every child will be given a picture to look at from the children of 5 decades ago. John (Nicolas Cage) takes his son Caleb (Chandler Canterbury) to the ceremony, where his son is given a letter from the capsule from a young girl who lived 50 years ago named Lucinda. When Caleb opens the letter he expects a picture, but he is confused to find himself looking at a page of numbers that appear to make no sense. Caleb decides to take all the numbers home, and his father John is shocked to realise that the numbers represent every global disaster in the last 50 years and there are a few more disasters yet to come.

Lucinda had a daughter before she killed herself named Diana who is the same age as John and the pair work together to figure out what they can do. Diana's daughter Abbie is also hearing whispering. What does the whispering mean? Also, strange 'men' keep turning up at the house looking for Caleb and Abbie. Diana then asks the key question, 'What happens when the numbers run out?' Things take a terrifying turn as Caleb and Abbie are taunted by whispering and it appears that little and if nothing can be done....

Great Film :)
Thanks for reading x

 Amazing film until.....

| | See all rickeshpatel's reviews (1)

If you decide to watch it you will know what I mean, late on in the film I thought it was pointless.
The first hour and a half is amazing.
Ending of this film was a waste of time, ruined the movie in my opinion

 'really good film with some great 'c.g.i on this format.

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got to admit to being a little 'bias' i've enjoyed watching most 'nicholas cage' films down the years, this one being no exception, some of his early movies included 'con-air' 'face/off' and 'the rock' ( all three available on 'blu-ray ) the first two of which transfer to this format rather well i might add.
this film ? ........50 years ago at a new school a class of pupils were asked by their teacher to draw pictures of what they think it will be like in fifty years time, the drawings would the be placed in envelopes and buried in a 'time' capsule to be opened up by a future generation of pupils 50 years down the line, one pupil 'lucinda' fills her page with numbers that she believed voices in her head were telling her to do.
well the 50 years has passed, the capsule is lifted from the ground, opened and the envelopes handed out, 'john's' ( nicholas cage ) son is handed 'lucinda's' envelope, when opened a sheet full of numbers means very little, until 'john' try's to make sense of them...chillingly the numbers seem to make acurate predictions of
forthcoming ( from 50 years earlier ) disaster's including the 9/11 attack and even giving the numbers killed.
all the dates on the paper are not used up, there is more to come, 'john' believes he can warn the authorities of what and where things will happen, but will anyone listen ?
'john' decides that he must look up 'lucinda' but only finds her daughter 'diane' (rose byrne ) 'lucinda' had died some time earlier, at first 'diane' does not wish to discuss her mother's predictions, but when what 'john' tells her 'happens' 'diane' does take notice.
there is a more sinister prediction, can 'john' with his son, 'diane' with her daughter find shelter using the numbers, the chase is on, also who are these people that seem to be stalking the children ?
this is a really good sci-fi movie, with plenty of tension along the way to maintain your interest, as my headline suggest's the special effects within are pretty awsome, a good purchase on the 'blu-ray' format, available in the u.k. pretty soon, and worth the wait.
one last thought, what is portrayed toward the end of this movie is not just sci-fi..........it could just happen ? .............enjoy.

 Decent End Of World film

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I cant understand the people who say avoid the film.Seems unless its some arty/hip cool but usually mind numbing movie that is all hype,people aren't interested.
The effects are on par with todays film making.Nicholas Cage has the right character for the part.The story is imaginative,using a message given to mankind to prepare for the coming end of world event.The end has some tongue in cheek references to Genesis from the bible and the strange visitors in their true form have been modelled on Angels.To watch any film you need to get involved in it,and this film certainly conveys the emotion of Cages helplessness and reality of such an event if it ever happened.Some viewers must be so blaise about what movies they view,it must be difficult to entertain them,or perhaps the subject matter does just not interest them enough to give it credibility.With that in mind,I can see why hype films like Independance Day, or The Day After Tomorrow would more appeal,more mainstream and hip.
If you take an interest in the idea of end of the world scenarios or often wonder what if,or even have enough imagination to consider things other than of this world then you WONT be dissappointed.
For me,the best part is the end when you find out the true purpose of the mysterious visitors,why they are contacting children and the tough decision Nicholas cage has to make.If the end doesn't engage you then you would be best of sticking with the usual figthing,shooting and macho posturing and swearing that passes for entertainment nowadays.Does make you think outside the box this film,that the safe 'always here' life and soceity we have around us isn't immortal and could be gone anytime for any reason,that to me is what makes a good film,one thay will leave you thinking and talking about for a while after.

 "..GOOD FILM.."

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Im shocked that this film is getting low star reviews, please do not be put off by this as knowing is rather an excellent film, a really interesting and gripping story throughout, always keeps you wondering, nic cage is good in the film, best he's done lately as he is a bit hit and miss. Rather a shocking but cool ending to the film. This is a highly entertaining sci-fi fantasy movie with awesome effects, worth a look without doubt.

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ActorsNicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Chandler Canterbury, Liam Hemsworth, Terry Camilleri, Adrienne Pickering, Danielle Carter, Angie Diaz, Nadia Townsend, Bianca Cutrona, Sally Anne Arnott, Anna Anderson & Lara Robinson
DirectorAlex Proyas
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)