Tuesday, 7 July 2015

(film review) - Knock Knock

First of all, I do not open my door to anyone. Police, Jehovah's Witness, door-to-door sales (wo) men, Bailiffs, Aunt's, Uncle's, Stray Cats, ANYONE! If I'm not expecting you or you do not call before you arrive, do not expect to gain an answer or entry. With that said, had Keanu Reeves' s character ADOPTED one of my core principles, we would not have a film. So, onwards and upwards aye.

Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) as an architect living happily with his wife and two children. With Both adults being the artistic type, Keanu requires some personal space so he can focus on a project he needs to complete and has the house to himself on Father's Day weekend. His wife Karen (Ignacia Allamand) is awaiting a delivery of a project she is working on but she takes the kids away on a family - planned beach trip whilst Evan can focus over the weekend. Once she is gone, That Night, the door knocks (Knock Knock) during heavy rain and two females was drenched at the door looking for help and assistance. Not wanting to leave them out in the pouring rain, Evan lets them in with the assist, but things go from pleasant to bad, to uncontrollable and worst as a sinister agenda agenda unfolds.

Seeing the credits roll and then reading the name Eli Roth, made this movie make a whole lot more sense. Not that it confusing but what Eli has a twisted sense of humor. Considering this film is a thriller, it does not take much to understand the debacle. Plus it is somewhat erotic.

Keanu to me was brilliant in this role. Somewhat different to what we have seen him in recent years of, he is a wooden actor, but he felt more fluid and relaxed in this film. I felt this way watching 'The Man of Tai Chi'. Brilliantly written, with not much of a plot or plot twist; this film does Exactly what it says on the tin. On a lonely night a man opens his door to two strangers and madness ensues. Keanu Seemed as though he what having fun and enjoyed making this film.

I loved the dialogue as it was very clever and smart. A lot of the scenes were simply crazy and I found the movie somewhat clever. Some really jaw dropping moments.

Watch it. Very funny, clever, frightening and somewhat disturbing but more comical than terrifying.






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