Though “Knowing” was set in the year 2009 as a movie, it’s eerily similar in many ways to what many people think might happen to our planet late in 2012. In other words, how our world might come to an end.
Spoilers to Follow…
The movie begins in 1959, with the excitement of a school class preparing to bury a time capsule which will be opened 50 years later. One of the students, Lucinda, includes a paper with a series of numbers on it. Lucinda has been hearing voices and acting almost schizophrenic, being compelled to finish writing the numbers down, even though she doesn’t have time to complete the page.
In 2009, astrophysicist & professor John Koestler studies the paper after his son’s class opens the time capsule. He begins to find sequences in the numbers… which make up a code. The secrets the numbers hold are dates of major disasters, the number of people killed in each and the location where the disaster takes place.
John soon figures out that several of the disasters have not yet taken place and he decides to warn others and save as many people as possible from the impending doom. In the course of his discoveries, John finds that the last sequence initially has no location and the number of victims is “EE”, which he eventually figures out, means “everyone else”!
The movie ends with an ‘out of this world’ theme, one that might make some uncomfortable as it ties in with theories & beliefs of how our world was originally populated. All in all, I loved the movie enough to buy it and watch it several times.
One of the things that’s stuck me deepest, is the source of the last catastrophe in the movie. That is, the Sun. Interestingly enough, more and more people around the world are beginning to believe that our Sun could spell the end of all we know on Earth and be the reason for end-of-the-world predictions tied to the December 21, 2012 date.
If you haven’t seen the movie Knowing yet, it’s a must see for anyone who enjoys drama, action, suspense, science fiction & thrillers – or even just Nicolas Cage.