BY CHRISTOPHER STAMM
GUEST MOVIE REVIEWER
Knock at the Cabin (Now playing in theatres)
This film is rated R for language, violence, and peril.
Once upon a time there was a filmmaker named M. Night Shyamalan who cut some truly outstanding films. The Sixth Sense is still one of the best films out there with a twist that blows your mind. Unbreakable was a film that upended the modern superhero genre. But then something happened and we got The Happening, in which plants decided to strike back and kill humanity, which was punctuated with Mark Wahlberg talking to a plastic plant. Ya, I’m not kidding.
Now his latest film, Knock at The Cabin, is another muddled mess of a film.
The plot is so convoluted I am not going to bother trying to explain it, but suffice to say, its about a family informed by the modern four horsemen of the apocalypse that the world’s fate is in their hands and that there must be a sacrifice.
Ya, it’s as bad as it sounds.
I have only two good things to say about this one. First, Dave Bautista does an amazing job with the script he is given and shows how far he has come as an actor, and second, it’s always fun to see the west coast get smoked by a giant titlewave, cause, come on, if anyone deserves it, those whack-jobs on the west coast do, so that was fun.
Only two out of five stars for this one and it gets those stars for Bautista’s performance and the destruction of the west coast which always gives me happy feelings.
So with this Knock at the Cabin, do not open the door.