I've said it before and I will say it again, you cant go wrong with Nicolas Cage. He makes everything better. Back in 2009 he starred in Knowing, a really good sci-fi action film that was a moderate box office success. Lionsgate, continuing their 4K restorations has just put this one out on a 4K/Blu-ray combo pack.
Cage plays John Koestler, an Astrophysicist professor at MIT. His son is in charge of reading and discussing a time capsule that was just opened at his school, placed there by the class of 1959. One of the items in there is a page full of numbers that was written by a student named Lucinda. She just kept writing these numbers down, and when time ran out she started etching them into the wall causing her fingers to bleed. John figures out the sequence of numbers is actually dates and death tolls from disasters that have happened over the last 50 years. The last set of digits are of a date that is just days away.
Sure enough planes start falling from the sky, forests catch on fire, subways crash, you name it. John is able to learn about the girls past and finds that a solar flare is heading towards earth that will for all purposes wipe out mankind.
Now this film is good, but, and I wont spoil it in case you haven't seen it, but the ending is almost to hokey to even imagine. The film though is good, with an amazing Nicolas Cage performance and as end of the world pics go, this is probably the best one I have ever seen. It runs about 2hrs which is enough time to get out the plot and then build the suspense. It never once feels long or overstays its welcome.
Like all of Lionsgates 4K releases this one is just as tremendous. The picture and sound are amazing. I also own this on DVD and I can say if your a fan its worth the upgrade. The outside scenes in particular are jaw dropping as to how real they look on the screen with this transfer. The audio as well circulates around the room in your speakers.
Another great thing about these Lionsgate 4K releases is they release at an affordable price, usually under 20.00. AS the average 4K is around 30.00 these releases not only looks amazing but there a nice way to build up your growing 4K collection.
Good movie, good transfer, and hey its Nicolas Cage in 4K what more do you need?
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!