M. Night Shyamalan’s movies are hit or miss for me lately so walking into Knock at the Cabin my only goal was to leave the theater less than annoyed. Mission accomplished.
M. Night Shyamalan is back with another movie and fittingly I am back with another review alongside my Mavs Outsiders co-host Reese Williams. We had a blast reviewing Shyamalan’s previous entry Old, which we both hated so we knew this review would be fun if nothing else.
In our review, we covered the most interesting topics from the movie and some details that I learned after leaving the theater. The full review is on the podcast but read on for a non-spoiler teaser below.
Title: Knock at the Cabin
Starring: Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter, The Matrix Resurrections)
Additional Cast: Rupert Grint (Harry Potter series), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old, Jupiter Ascending), Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Our Girl)
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Written by: M. Night Shyamalan, Steve Desmond, Michael Sherman, Paul Tremblay
Quick synopsis: While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
Based on the book “The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
Knock at the Cabin is a tense thriller that makes you question throughout whether the intruders are sincere with their mission or playing some sort of sick game. The movie wastes no time raising the stakes and leaves its foot on your neck for the duration. M. Night is known to ruin a fun movie with his endings, but I don’t believe he did that this time.
If you know me, you know I don’t watch trailers but in case you do, the trailer is below.
For the full review, head over to the Have You Scene? Podcast wherever you get your podcast content!