Friday, February 10, 2023

Finally Friday - Knock at the Cabin

 Is it the end of the world?

Andrew ( a sensitive Jonathan Goff) and Eric ( tough Ben Aldridge) are driving up to a cabin getaway to enjoy the outdoors and time with their young adopted daughter Wen (an excellent Kristen Cui). The joy in the vehicle is summed up as they all sing to K.C. and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes. 

Fun turns to suspense, dilemma horror when Four Horseman of  the Apocalypse show up led  by Leonard (a soft spoken intense Dave Bautista). Knock at the Cabin directed by M. Night Shyamalan asks what do you do when facing the impossible decision - save your family or save humanity?

This movie was very good and perfectly timed (100 minutes). I jumped. I worried. I questioned - what the heck is really happening? M. Knight knows how to tell a story with twists, turns, and a ticking clock. Perhaps a bleak theme, and yet in this day and age with the doomsday clock being reset seemingly daily, it hits in the gut. Very good acting and a tight setting - a cabin in the woods where you think you've "escaped" reality for enjoyment and then the solitude punches you in  the gut. 

I will not give away more, but Knock at the Cabin is worth a peek. A  good popcorn flick to start the year. 


  1. Hi Joanne - sounds great fun ... and as you say worth watching from many points of view. One day I'll get to see it - cheers Hilary
    PS Happy warmer weekend!

    1. It had us talking after the show.