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Undeniably stupid, but what irks me more is how deeply cynical the whole movie is (far more cynical than I think Proyas intended) as its the kind of disaster movie that cheapens real tragedies by making them a necessity of "fate".
A mystery that begins with an engaging and immersive premise and just withers away into the abyss, because it just has no clear direction. In the film's second half it's more concerned in wanting to be Invasion of the Body Snatchers and create a meaningful plot but instead of swimming strong it's actually drowning. The finale is patronising and just plain dumb. It does have one rather spectacular sequence regarding a plane that looks and shit pretty well.
I thought the movie was interesting. Didn't expect the ending. What kept me going most was that I wanted to see what was going to happen. I don't think this is one I would watch again cause now that I know the ending, watching it is pointless.
Spoiler-Alerts... I think this movie is under-rated. A lot of people enjoy this type of movie with the mystery behind it. I saw that some people say it had an absurd plot & I bet if in the ending , the kids wound up on an alien world with-OUT the religious overtones , that word would not be used. In any facet of science & life in general , there are "anomalies" and those are always fun to explore!
This movie got 4 stars from Roger Ebert, but was liked by few others. I've taken chances on Roger before like this, and was never disappointed. Likewise for "Knowing." Not 4 stars, but a nice piece of paranoid entertainment, with a couple of astounding disaster sequences to boot. However, best not to ponder too long on some of the absurdities. Just enjoy the ride.