One can watch hollywood movies happily knowing that, no matter
villains or anything insurmountable…at the end of the day , the
americans will save the world. (like they’ve been doing so far ?)
Remember Independence Day? (the movie, you %#^^@!)
July 4th no longer was the independence day of US of A,
but it became the day of liberation rest of the world ,because a geek
jew and a swashbuckling black dude single handedly (how 2 people be
single handed?) infected the alien computers, and liberated us from
Alien invasion. (were the aliens using windows 95 ?They are so easy to
hack… The aliens would have won if they’d used a Mac !)
God Bless America ! (the hollywood version of it)
Buddy comedies have always relied on clashing
personalities being brought together…black/white,
or later your’e going to run out of the usual combinations and try to
come up with exotic ones like…Black Albino/ Racist who thinks he’s
with a white guy or abominable snowman/frigid woman.
That’s why ‘Knowing’ was such a pessimistic movie.
First of all, it shows that advanced aliens are no better than plain
old garden variety humans.
These aliens show bias by chosing only those people who can recieve
their incomprehensible language.
And why only children?
Did you notice that one of the aliens looked like dearly departed
Michael Jackson? (enough with the MJ jokes…let him moon walk in his
And if they knew everything fifty years ago (or maybe more), then why
only torment young kids who can receieve but cannot comprehend these
It would be much more logical to stream these messages directly the
the Nicolas Cage Astrophysicist character than to his hearing impaired
It forced me to draw a conclusion…
Hey! Aliens are humans too!
Finally I didn’t like the movie, because even the hollywood version of
USA was powerless against the climax.(I was retching at the utterly
optimistic and ambiguous anticlimax of the two kids in an alien
planet…it seemed like ‘Knowing Pt 2’ would be a rehash of the Blue
Lagoon…but in a different planet)
BUt the climax made me think…What would I do if it was my last day,
or everybody’s last day on earth?
After five minutes of deep thinking (that’s deep enough for any
I’ve made a list of things to do.
Sleep with a hot girl.(pardon the euphemisms, but there wouldn’t be
any R.E.M involved)
Tell that other girl how I’ve been in love with her for so long,
but some how sleeping with her feels icky.
Go back home – sit with parents,catch hold of my guitar and sing and
talk to them
That’s how shallow I am.