Not Nick Cages best work...
A fairly tense thriller for the most part, exploring the differences in view between religion and science, determinism and randomness; until the scientologists arrive to explain it all. Interesting and polished, albeit unoriginal, take on the apocalypse and prophetic warnings. The bonus featurette on the apocalypse is worth watching if you are interested.
Quite good actually - I was surprised. I really don't understand why some of the movies these days have the interior of the homes supposedly so dark and dingy - it's just not real. These days we don't live like that - we have a thing called electricity which gives us light!! But other than that - it was good.
It was OK, nothing special. Its starts off as a great film but kind of looses it towards the end. The main reason i wanted to see it was because it was filmed in Melbourne and all the SFX were created in Melbourne also. Its directed by an Australian, so i don't see why this couldn't have just been an Australian film, set in Melbourne.
A true "knowing" is finding a balance between polar opposite veiws. The fact that the earth has found its position in the solar system is not a question of randomness vs. purpose. It is a question of finding a balance or equilibrium between the unchanging laws of physics or nature which prevail over the long term and the random "short term" events over a period of 6 billion years. If there is a "plan" in the universe, it is fixed and unchanging from the laws of physics or natural laws. Against this "plan" are these random events which cause changes and create a need for choices (conscious or unconscious). APART from the flaws in science vs. theology, I found the movie very entertaining apart from being a load of "scientology" religious nonsense. It had some great special effects. How the "aliens" had a knowing about deliverence from evil or disaster or why they carried about random events across the galaxy, (dare I say) God only knows. Were these other beings created in God's likeness, too?
Quite a thrilling movie, with very realistic disaster scenes, but let down by its ending. A good sci-fi flick turned into a Spielberg-type science fantasy towards the end giving it a silly conclusion. Though an otherwise decently acted film by my favourite actor Nicholas Cage.
Seen better! I think nicholas is loosing it a bit with his age, doesn't seem to have the same "stage presence" as when he was younger.