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LISA LISA
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Has anyone seen it?

My husband and son are going to see it with some friends tomorrow- I am having a party- for girls...so the guys are going to the movies. This movie looks like it could be good.

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Great movie...highly recommended. Not what you might expect...in a good way.
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They saw it, they said the movie was great- up until the last 10 minutes, and then it went completely out in to left field, and then they hated it.
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wow, what a good movie! just watched it, this morning. very true.. it's not what you expect!

i had no idea the movie would turn out that way.

8.5/10

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Hmmmmm....I thought the last 10 minutes is what make the movie so good.......
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We just got back from seeing this and all I can say is ugggggggg I just wasted 2 hours of my life. It's in the top 2 of my personal all time worst movies list (the #1 honor going to The
Talented Mr. Ripley). I personally give it 2/10. This makes 2 duds in a row for Cage......

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Shame on you Motely...are these formums open so that just anyone can comment here....oh....they are [Frown] Just kidding Mot. I will say, I was never a big Nicholas Cage fan...and....his acting continued to suck in this one...IMO. But...still really liked the movie. For the record....I didn't like The Talented Mr. Ripely either.....
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awww sorry motley, i thought you would have liked it.
i too cannot stand nicolas cage but thought he wasn't too bad in this movie.

i just loved that this movie had so much suspense in it. and i too, thought that the end of the movie (the last 10 mins) is what made it really good.

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My son was telling me about it this afternoon when we were walking, and he said that there is a plane crash and then a train wreck, and those scenes were horrificly graphic, and they showed people getting plowed over with the train and burned alive in the plane crash....he said he wished he hadn't seen those images. I had no idea that it was that graphic. I really don't understand the need to make things so graphic, it's not like they have to be that way to get the idea that a catastrophic event just happened.
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***spoilers*** (for those who haven't seen the movie)

they did show those events happening, yes. but it wasn't graphic in the sense of blood and guts, murder.....nothing as brutal as people getting slashed and hacked up in horror movies like friday the 13th or nightmare on elm street.

i thought the movie did rather well on the effects of the plane crash and train wreck without getting too graphic. as for the people on fire... none of that was even up close. you couldn't see their faces at all.... just people running around.

i wouldn't even call it graphic, but that's my opinion.

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Well... I guess that's cause your not a 15 year old. The movie is PG-13. If it bothered my son, who's almost 16...I can't imagine a 13 year old seeing it.
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***Spoilers***

I read that to my son, and asked him how bad it really was...

He said it was horrible, they showed people getting caught underneath the train, and you could see them through the window of the train -getting plowed down and blood all over windows.

I said should a 13 year old see it? He said "No way".

He said it was very disturbing.

After hearing all that, I wish he wouldn't have seen it.

It wasn't a slasher movie- so I don't expect to compare the gore or violence to a slasher movie.

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honestly, i think it depends on the person. at the ages of 13-15, THE KNOWING wouldn't have bothered me in the slightest.. the reason being.. i watched a lot of horror movies and action packed films by that age, with a lot more graphic content than this movie had.
but every person is different.

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Same here Ron with the watching horror movies at a young age. Personally the reason I didn't like it was Cage's acting ability and not the violence. Can't you read reviews online before deciding if movies are appropriate for your son to watch?

[ 29. March 2009, 04:24: Message edited by: MotleyRulz ]

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Yes, I can read reviews and I do- but they don't go in to graphic details like that- because that would be a huge spoiler. If you read anywhere that it says all that...then let me know.
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Movies next to their rating always will have reasons why they're rated what they are; examples:

nudity
sexual content
graphic images
language
violence

going to the page for 'The Knowing' at IMdB it says:

Rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.

Every preview of the movie that I've seen so far shows disasters and plane/train wrecks so it shouldn't have come as no surprise that they were going to be there.

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each movie on IMdB also has a link to a parents guide going into more detail about a movie's content:

here's the link to the parent's guide for The Knowing

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448011/parentalguide

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When they note "graphic images"...may have been talkin' bout Cage's acting!
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Haha.

My son is almost 16, so I am saying that if he thought it was graphic...then even if it says graphic images....I think 13 is too young for what he described.

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quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
When they note "graphic images"...may have been talkin' bout Cage's acting!

*Jay Leno drumroll*

I'll probably see this movie on DVD, like Nic Cage & the director. Isis, there's this parent's movie review site, can't remember the name off hand, but it cites each instance of swearing, violence etc.

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