Knock at the Cabin Review: A Tense but Torturous Apocalyptic Thriller
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Most of us can agree the world is in a perilous state, with natural disasters multiplying, pernicious new viruses continually emerging, the planet steadily overheating, and wars raging in constant rotation. But yeesh, M. Night Shyamalan needs to lighten up. Or if he’s really going to explore his despair over the fate of humanity, at least do it in a more compelling vehicle than the numbingly self-serious Knock at the Cabin. And don’t patronize the gays by telling us only the purity of a double-dad family’s love can save mankind. Girl, please.
The film was adapted from Paul Tremblay’s well-received 2018 novel The Cabin at the End of the World, and then retooled by Shyamalan from a script by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman, cited by both the Black List and GLAAD among the best unproduced screenplays of 2019. But something went wrong in the execution — and yes, there are a handful of those in this unpleasant thriller, even if none of them packs much surprise…
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