I could not think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than to veg out on a good, entertaining sci-fi movie. I have loved doing that very thing for over 50 years so why stop now. I loved movies like Forbidden Planet with Robbie the Robot and The Day the Earth Stood Still. I had seen the trailers and it looked fast paced and exciting which it turned out to be but the reaction to the movie by the critics (it was panned) and the general public (it was #1 at the box office) as well by me turned out to be not what I was expecting.
I guess that I have matured over the years and now have more discernment. With all the talk nowadays of science fiction movies like the Race to Witch Mountain?acclimating people to the idea of alien disclosure and preparing us all for the new realities dawning in the 21st Century www.ufodigest.com/news/0309/ufo-acclimation.php and being a wonderful way to indoctrinate the masses by being a great piece of propaganda, www.ufodigest.com/news/0309/witch-mtn/php, Knowing seemed to wrap up all those assumptions in one apocalyptic fireball.
The movie had mysterious Watchers (fallen angels aka extraterrestrial beings) who the writers wanted to roar like God did in Job 37:4-5 when they talked, but who actually sounded more like the devil who prowls about like a roaring lion seeking someone to devourer (1 Peter 5:8) and their UFOs were wheels within wheels like the Prophet Ezekiel saw. These alien Watchers wore black suits but were revealed later to masquerade as angels of light just like Satan (2 Corinthians 11:14).
In spite of this lame attempt at biblical imagery, the theme of this movie, in my mind at least, seemed more centered around the dichotomy between determinism and randomness. And even in this area which caused many critics to pan the movie because God forbid there be any meaning to the universe lest anyone judge, they still got it totally wrong.