Indian-American M. Night Shyamalan has a knack for shifting perceptions and a doomsday scenario with a humanistic palace that still may leave many flustered in his new thriller.
Knock At The Cabin is set in rural Pennsylvania and the maker of Old gets millage from shifty premise to allow for his trademark sensibility into his personal thematic candor that may defy the film’s rating as discomfiting a octane be for the characters and viewers.
A fierce, insidious way with the material makes this an interesting contrast to much spin on horror tropes that was accomplished in the arguably more intriguing The Cabin In The Woods. Nevertheless, as some many sweat it out more than they would care to admit in what may be a striking, even enlightening purveyance the themes and characters resonate with a certain complexity adeptly working into class, race, and religion. And. It all wouldn’t come off as well as it does from the sure-handed craftsman and writer this time without a committed capable cast including Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, and notably an earnest, burly, if minibus Dave Bautista, and the piquant perceptive young actor Kristen Cui as Wen.