Another year, another apocalypse movie - but unlike many of its predecessors, Knowing is a compelling cinematic outing. Nicolas Cage stars as John Koestler, an astrophysicist who is teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. He discovers an eerily accurate prophecy based on a series of numbers and written by a young girl 50 years ago. In the usual apocalyptic scenario, it is the main character who stands in the way of global catastrophe. But, in Knowing, it is by no means clear what will happen. In the end, there are no major surprises, but there are many minor details that come as a surprise to the viewer. What's more, the stunning sound and visual effects are guaranteed to make your pulse race. John's son Caleb, for example, hears strange voices in his head. And the audience, too, gets to hear the voices in surround sound, adding immensely to the tension. The scenes of catastrophe, such as the fires and explosions, are brilliantly executed, while the camera zooms in on the victims' panic and John's powerlessness. The only downside is the ending, which explains a little too much.