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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 Paws

Knock at the Cabin

Universal Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures and Wishmore present an R rated, 100-minute, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, screenplay by Shyamalan, Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman with a theater release of February 3, 2023. Based on the 2018 novel 'The Cabin at the End of the World' by Paul Tremblay.

Save your family or save humanity. Make the choice. So, what would you do? That is what a family of three is faced with while vacationing in a beautiful cabin set in the forests of Pennsylvania. Eric (Jonathan Groff) and Andrew (Ben Aldridge) along with their adopted little girl, Wen (Kristen Cui), who they raise from a baby are out to have a relaxing time away from social media and the chaotic world.

That is until Leonard (Dave Bautista), Sabrina (Nikki Amuka-Bird), Ardiane (Abby Quinn) and Redmond (Rupert Grint) show up knocking on the cabin door. What do they want? Well once they get inside, they tell Eric, Andrew and Wen that one of the three must die by the hands of the other two or else the world will end. From that moment on for reasons based on the time within that cabin, catastrophic events started happening all over the world as they watched them unfold on television news and these events will continue until the end of the world unless one of the three dies. The clock is ticking and time is running out so something must happen soon.

I went into this film anticipating greatness and maybe that was my fault based on what I watched in the trailers. Was there mystery? Yes, Were there thrills? Most definitely. So, what about horror? Somewhat but not as much as the other two. I am a fan of Shyamalan’s work, most of it, so I thought I was going to love this film. Well, I liked it a lot but there are some holes in the story and as for the horrific events we like the characters had to watch them on television. I can’t imagine there was a huge budget for making this film. The story does make you think, it does try to develop the characters but far from well enough but overall, it is a likeable movie. I appreciate the gay life statements they make in the film about how difficult it is to grow up in a hateful society for loving a person of the same sex. The film keeps you guessing right up to the end of why is this happening and why is it these three people that can stop the world from coming to an end? I would definitely see the film on the big screen and I would like to see it again for maybe some clues that I may have missed or overlook but I think the writers who stayed true to the book except for the ending albeit did a good job.

Bautista for some reason did not seem too thrilled about making this film. His role is so much more dialogue than his previous films with him using his physicality rather than his all-out acting skills. Amuka-Bird, Quinn and Grint have a nice performance but it is Aldridge, Groff and Bautista that really run the story with the gay partners doing a nice job. It is Cui though that at times steals the show even though I believe at times she looks to the side for instructions from the crew. Overall, it is a good movie and I hope people are not ignorant to see it because of two gay main characters.

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