Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Knowing

Yesterday evening we took some time off and decided to watch a film/movie. Nothing too demanding and nothing that we could fall asleep to, so we chose Knowing (‘Predictions’ in French). A time capsule is buried by school children in 1959 to be opened in 2009. One of the papers buried contains sequences of numbers which of course falls in to the hands of Nicholas Cage who is capable of deciphering them and trying to do something about it. We did stay awake, but we thought that there were a couple of weak points, like the first number just happened to be 9.11 and how did he know that the car that crashed was the one that she (The leading lady) had stolen? Other than that a good film if you’re looking for something not too challenging on the brain cells.


Rob and I had a conversation this morning. In all of these kind of films at the announcement of impending doom, everyone starts running around looting. Do you think that’s what you’d be doing if you knew that the earth was going to blow up within the next few hours?

9 comments:

Reviewer11 said...

I wouldn't doubt that there will be people without morals will be doing that. Even if I was starving, I wouldn't do that. It is just wrong.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the movie with us. :)

A Lady's Life said...

I personally wouldn't.
But I think there are those who wouldn't believe the end was coming and so they would do it.
It would be the perfect opportunity.
If I knew the world was coming to an end I'd sit at home with my family to say good bye in peace.

Don said...

No, I wouldn't be looting, I'd be home with my family like Lady there, and taking care of the homestead just in case the world DIDN'T end then...

Rhetoric Camel said...

I really enjoyed that movie. Off the top of my head I can't think of one that I don't like with Nicholas Cage in it.
If I knew the world was about to explode I'd probably just lay on the ground and wait for it to happen.

Jackie said...

I loved the movie.

I didn't react much to the way folk behaved in it as I have seen people react very strangely when under major pressure in real life.

Graham said...

I watched that film on a plane coming home from New York. That doesn't say anything about the film, but it shows I travelled last year. I looked around everywhere for numbers, the ones I saw had definite meanings so I felt safe. There were no unfeasibly kind aliens anywhwere, either. An enjoyable film though. Oh yes.
x

Doug Stephens said...

I think I could find better things to do with my time if the world was coming to an end.

Cuddling up on the couch with my loved one comes to the top of my mind. It seems that is the popular choice amongst your readers :)

Bill Y said...

Pressure effects different people in different ways. I reckon it's one of those things where you wouldn't know what to do until you were faced with the actual situation but like most people have said, trying to look after the family would come first.

Anji said...

Thanks for all of your comments. As many of you say, we don't know how we will react until it happens. It's nice to know that such loving people read my blog.