Alex Proyas. The movie is Knowing starting Nicholas Cage. IMDB - Post
The movie stars Nicholas Cage as John Koestler. I know many people who do not like Nick Cage because he tends to play the same character in every movie. I can understand that point of view, however I feel this role is a bit different for him. This movie is not your typical action movie that Nick Cage is know for. John is a astrophysicist at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT for short. He is the father of Caleb Koestler our other lead role in the film. While there are moments where you get the somewhat wooden performance that is Nicholas Cage he is very serious and portrays the brooding and thoughtful character very well.
I only wish that he would have been more open with his son in this film. He keeps many things from his son which perhaps in the end is a good thing. I would like to think in his shoes spoken more with my son about what was actually going on.
There are many other great actors and actresses in this film. Everyone does a great job with the roles they are portraying. Another small but important part in the film is John's father who is a preacher. He has very few lines but delivers them exceptionally. Right to the heart of his point without using too many words.
The special effects in this film are superb. There are several big scenes in the film with very prominent special effects. The special effects are very cool to watch, and are totally believable. In some scenes it is a bit much, especially where you are watching people get burned alive. It is still shot in such a way not to over dramatize things but to really show you what is going on.
I would highly recommend this film to anyone who likes mysterious films. Likewise if you are a fan of suspense films you might enjoy this one as well. While there is a few good action scenes I do not think this would keep the hard core action movie fans interested throughout the entire movie.
I rate this film to be four and a half out of five smiley Mike heads. If the relationship between the father and son had been a bit stronger I would have given it five smiley Mike heads.