There’s a knock on the door: better not to answer

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There must be few directors as misfit as M. Night Shyamalan. The director with whom he established himself Sixth Sense can do other great thrillers, such as the protégé OR Fragmentedand fall and collapse with Glass, The end of the ages OR After Earth. WELL, knock on the door It is there to integrate the second group.

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There is always a common denominator in their successes. And we’re not talking about the fact that he always makes a cameo, an appearance, as liked by his beloved and plagiarized Alfred Hitchcock. The by him are intriguing suspense films, which can start with something puzzling (people who commit suicide start The end of the agesfor example), they always have some surprises or a twist at the end.

knock on the doora film practically shot in the original title booth (Knock on the boothboth based on the novel The hut at the end of the worldby Paul Tremblay) is played by Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), whose massive build contrasts with that of Wen (Kristen Cui), the 8-year-old girl. Leonard sneaks up on her in the woods, where he is catching grasshoppers.

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Imminent danger

They talk, but Wen senses, smells danger when three of Leonard’s comrades appear with improvised weapons and start chasing her. Wen enters the cabin, where her parents Eric (Jonathan Groff) and Andrew (Ben Aldridge, of Lots of fleaswho came out a few years ago) will soon hear a knock on the door.

And they break into the cabin and tie them up. Son Leonard, teacher, Redmond (Rupert Grint, di Harry Potter), cook Adriane (Abby Quinn) and nurse Sabrina (Nikki Amuka-Bird). The four have a proposal to the family. They had shared visions of global catastrophes. The apocalypse will come the next day if the homoparental family does not make a sacrifice.

The parents and Wen have to decide which of the three will die. It will be necessary to kill him, because suicide is not worth it.

The questions begin to add up, overlap and perhaps take up more space than they should. Will the planet really succumb if the family does not make the sacrifice? Do the newcomers, the quartet of death, suffer from psychosis? How can it be that one of the attackers had an affair with the family? HEY?

Politically correct film, the gay couple made “sacrifices” to maintain their lifestyle. But what they ask of you is too much.

Or not?

It’s Groff who puts the most emotional weight on the matter, and Bautista, on the other side of the rift, thus impresses as the intimidating but sympathetic boy.

As we said, Shyamalan is erratic and doesn’t always resort to unexpected twists at the end of his films. The point here is not to realize that the Bruce Willis character was dead, or who are the nice grandparents that the grandchildren visit at The guests.

Here, once we discover why the quartet breaks in, and that they will sacrifice themselves one by one if the family doesn’t make the sacrifice, the mystery ends, expectations decrease and what happens or doesn’t happen will have less interest.

“Knock on the door”


Suspense/Mystery. USA/China, 2023. Original title: “Knock on the booth”. 100′, SAM 13 R. From: M. Night Shyamalan. With: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Rupert Grint, Kristen Cui. Rooms: Cinépolis Recoleta and Houssay, Hoyts Dot, Showcase Belgrano and Quilmes.

Source: Clarin

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