Whaaaaaa. That was tense.
I’ve noticed something over the years. I can’t put numbers on it, but it seems to me that there just aren’t that many movie scripts that put many demands on the actors. Perhaps that’s because there are so many superhero movies these days. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great actors in superhero movies, but the scripts rarely demand their best work.
This script has meat on the bone for any hungry actor. One scene after another demanded the very best from all the actors. Everyone from Dave Bautista to Kristen Cui (the little girl) was fantastic.
The story is basically a live-action version of the game Scruples—where you ask people what they would do in specific situations. Props to Shyamalan, et al. for resisting the urge to add unnecessary complexity. There’s no need to explain the hows and whys of what’s going on.
Is it Gory?
If you’ve seen many of Shyamalan’s movies you’ll know that he’s not a big fan of gore. I can’t remember a movie of his that ever displayed body horror. The violence in Knock at the Cabin is entirely, or nearly entirely, out of the frame of the camera. I saw the movie alone and was wringing my hands many times. But there was never any imagery that I felt was disturbing.
About The Peetimes: There are a LOT of tense scenes in this movie that made it difficult to find good Peetimes. All of the Peetimes I found center around flashbacks to Andrew and Eric’s life leading up to the present because each is easy to summarize.
|Rated:||(R) Violence and Language|
|Genres:||Horror, Mystery, Thriller|
|Starring:||Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge|
|Director:||M. Night Shyamalan|
|Writer(s):||M. Night Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman|
While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
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