The master of suspense Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) brings us his latest movie, Knock At The Cabin.
The description of the film points towards a psychological thriller saying: “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.
“A couple and their daughter are on vacation in a remote location when 4 strangers come knocking at their cabin. The strangers are lead by Leonard (Dave Bautista – Guardians Of The Galaxy), Leonard tells them the world is going to end unless one of the 3 of them is sacrificed.
“I don’t think anyone would believe these strangers but then a lot of craziness happens and Leonard tells them it is the coming of the apocalypse.
“The 4 strangers are the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.”
I liked how this film was shot with all the background people out of focus, it made you pay more attention to the people talking in the foreground.
A knock at the cabin is based on the 2018 novel ‘The Cabin at the End of the World‘ by Paul Tremblay.
The acting is absolutely next level with Dave Bautista and Jonathan Groff putting in their raw emotions and prowess into every scene.
They will make you feel the story relentlessly. The writing here is also relative and gutsy.
The camerawork is as crisp as ever with fantastic wilderness settings and supreme angle work. The CGI for certain scenes used looks authentic and never cheap.
The true standout must once again be the leaps that the plot takes going into to daring territory. It never holds back which is commendable in a time like this.
Overall, I would easily say that this film will be looked at as one of his stronger ventures and is highly thought provoking to a point where you’ll need a second viewing.
It gives the classic Shyamalan wonder and curiosity that make him one of the most intriguing directors, story tellers of our time.
My Rating: 7/10