Sound Off: Alex Proyas' Knowing - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
March 21, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Director Alex Proyas is best known and loved for two films from his past - The Crow and Dark City. When he directed I, Robot in 2004, many people thought he finally hit the bottom of the barrel, but now he's back, five years later, with another edgy new dark thriller. So is this Proyas' triumphant return? Did Nic Cage make a comeback, too? Was this as formulaic and as boring as most people seemed it would be? Or was Knowing as edgy and thrilling as Proyas' two prior cult classics? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Knowing!
To fuel the fire, I actually loved Knowing, quite a damn bit. I would actually say it was more of a one-time experience that I'm sad I won't be able to go through again. Not only were there some very intense scenes (plane crash, subway crash, car crash) but it was also very creepy and very thrilling. I haven't felt that worried and that unsure of what was happening to the characters in a long while. And I absolutely loved the ending. I'd say Proyas is definitely back. In fact, he was never gone, as I even enjoyed I, Robot. But as for Knowing, despite Nic Cage's marginal acting, it really was one hell of a unique cinematic experience.
So what did you think of Knowing? Is this Proyas' comeback or another boring thriller?