MoviePass and Knock at the Cabin
I received the MoviePass card in the mail and was surprised it’s a Mastercard. I decided to try it tonight at the theater. If this subscription wasn’t going to work at my local theater, I figured I should probably cancel. On first swipe the machine said, “Declined”. I opened the MoviePass app, selected the movie time and it asked me to check-in on the app. The app said I have thirty minutes to buy a ticket. Using the self-service kiosk, I picked the same movie time and swiped the card as payment. It was accepted this time and a ticket was printed. So the new system works so far, despite what an Epic employee thought last month. This is the new MoviePass!
So Knock at the Cabin is another M. Night Shyamalan (directed an co-written) film. It was kind of annoying for a while. The plot that keeps you guessing and horrified so to speak, is barely bearable in a frustrating way for the better half. The young Asian girl is so cute to see acting independently throughout and her gay Fathers who seemed so happy living in the woods are all just getting put through hell starting with this big, tattooed guy and his doomsday scenario cohorts. They acted well I guess if the point was to really piss the viewer off. I wanted to walk out and say, “At least the MoviePass works”, but I sometimes get this mixed feeling about M. Night Shyamalan films that drives me to see them through for the bigger picture. After my sleepiness and irritation passed, coinciding with several deaths, I could finish the movie, still always thinking I just can’t understand this “bugging me” type of base emotion. There are the signature M. Night Shyamalan feelings in there with the “Lost (TV) forest allure” and Armageddon-news-terror as well as what I know watching behind the scenes of Old about his love for his daughters. There are also some beautiful moments from Wen played by Kristen Cui as well as Eric and Andrew played by Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge respectively. So all in all, I think it’s worth a watch, but I really don’t want to go at it again to see the parts I missed being distracted unfortunately. I might buy Old on 4K, but in my experience so far, I think M. Night Shyamalan movies are totally wild cards.