M. Night Shyamalan is back with another thrilling, thought provoking movie. Save your family or save humanity? This is the question presented to a couple and their young daughter when they are approached by four armed strangers who are trying to prevent the apocalypse. Scared and bewildered, the family has to decide if what these strangers are saying are fact or fiction. I’ve been looking forward to this movie and it did not disappoint.
I thought this movie was fantastic. I’ve always liked M. Night Shyamalan’s movies. Some have been better than others but there was never one that I saw that I thought was bad. I have to actually go back and check out some movies of his that I haven’t seen because I know there are a few. I thought the acting was phenomenal all around. Dave Bautista has been acting for a while, best known for portraying Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. He was excellent in this movie as Leonard, the leader of the four strangers. I also loved the cinematography. The perfect blend of beauty and chaos.
I liked the way they incorporated the flashback scenes of Eric, Andrew and Wen. It gave the audience a glimpse of their lives together before they became hostages. There were a few flashback scenes but not too much that it took away from the overall plot of the movie. A lot of M. Night’s movies are known for their twist endings but this one didn’t have that. It was simple and straightforward and it worked. Easy to follow along. Grabbed me and kept my attention from the first few minutes in. I couldn’t figure out if it was real or an elaborate hoax until the end. I honestly cannot think of a bad thing about it.
This is easily one of M. Night’s best work. I recommend you check this one out. Knock at the Cabin is currently in theatres and available on several streaming platforms.