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I explain the plot to Knock at the Cabin. I discuss the story by M. Night Shyamalan, the cast which contain Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, and Rupert Grint and I react to the ending of the movie as well as breakdown the books ending vs the movie!

► Knock at the Cabin (2023) Movie Review

► Knock at the Cabin’s M Night Shyamalan explains why he changed the books ending

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Synopsis:
While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. Confused, scared and with limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan
Screenplay by
M. Night Shyamalan
Steve Desmond
Michael Sherman

Based on
The Cabin at the End of the World
by Paul G. Tremblay

Starring
Dave Bautista
Jonathan Groff
Ben Aldridge
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Kristen Cui
Abby Quinn
Rupert Grint

Cinematography
Jarin Blaschke
Music by
Herdís Stefánsdóttir

Distributed by
Universal Pictures

► CHAPTER TIMES:
Intro – 0:00
Grasshopper meaning – 1:54
Plot Summary – 2:15
Created a family – 3:02
The Vision/First Ritual – 3:37
Andrew and Eric beliefs – 7:18
The 2nd Ritual/Main theme of the film – 8:50
Leonard’s sacrifice 13:20
Ending Explained – 13:56
Release date theory – 17:46
Book ending vs the film – 18:44

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18 Comments

Avatar of @ceejeezyCGZ
@ceejeezyCGZ
21.04.2024
Book ending for me.
Avatar of @direktive4
@direktive4
21.04.2024
so God's a sadist who likes to toy with people putting them in Saw traps to guilt trip em and glorify himself (oh no, watch out for this apocalypse that i have foretold. you can stop it if you just believe i'm real and gimme a blood sacrifice), nothing new
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@justinejustice_league1857
21.04.2024
I haven't read the book, so this is solely based on the movie. What's obvious is that M Night felt uncomfortable killing a child and depicting a gay couple being so self centered that they chose not to spare humanity.
What I did like was Leonard and Wens first meeting, it felt like a dream sequence. He brings a calmness, but you can tell he's troubled, like death coming to give a child horrible news. Leonard carries the entire film for me, love to see him in other roles like this.
What i didn't like was this family immediately being portrayed as innocent and pure. Why can't they just be chosen, why not them?. The book better portrays their imperfections, selfishness, and doubt. Perfection doesn't save humanity, it's always been faith, hope and love.
No family is perfect, theres trauma, disappointment, fights, arguments, and estrangements. But there is still love there, especially when faced with adversity. Is M Night saying this decision wouldn't be any harder amongst an imperfect family?
Andrew was a hot head who engaged another hothead at a bar. Yes the other guy started it, but Andrew didn't have to engage. You're at a full bar and there's going to be drunk people looking to start something ,simply because they can. Eric looks at Andrew like, "did you really have to say that", he's was use to seeing that side of Andrew.
But it was always in Andrew's nature to be a fighter and maintain control, being a lawyer with a sharp tongue and the alpha in the relationship.
Maybe what happened at the bar was supposed to happen. Andrew's offender never threw out any slurs or innuendos about Andrew or Eric's sexuality. Redman was just a violent drunk because his father beat the snot out of him as a child, he was taught violence.
Why is Andrew's self-doubt and paranoia never a talked about. We never talk about Andrews clear disbelief and cynicism towards God, the comment he makes about not caring if Eric preys. Andrew is clearly the one who is in control of the relationship. I loved the scene when Eric's belief is made clear and he soothes the frightened Andrew, telling him that everything is going to be ok. Trust me for once, stop trying to argue everything and have faith, that scene was beautiful too.
Also, when the group gets to the cabin they confess to not being a hate group. I honestly think Andrew just crossed paths with a drunk hothead that night. The scene with Andrew's parents was equally annoying. Andrew's mother tries to engage in conversation however she is also given the cold shoulder. Andrew and Eric had already made up their minds that the parents weren't going to accept their relationship either. Andrew's Dad is also given the straight uptight wealthy white man troupe but we're never given any dialog at that meeting. Andrew's parents are just upper class, atheists who are unloving and intolerant and maybe that's where Andrew's anger comes from as well, childhood trauma.
This is the whole point of why these sacrifices must be made from time to time because humanity is not pure.
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@sbjfap2
11.04.2024
I would have preferred that the movie had either a more ambiguous ending like the book or that when Wen and Andrew went into the diner, everything was carrying on as usual with no signs of anything abnormal having occurred in the world.
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@MelissaMayhem99
11.04.2024
Awesome review! Not M. Night's best work, but def in his top 5 for me.

I took the Four Horsemen thing as like inverted from the Bible since the strangers really didn't want to hurt anyone, they were trying to prevent the end times vs bring them upon us.

The nurse was the opposite of pestilence
Mom/cook was the opposite of famine
Batista the opposite of death, trying the hardest to save everyone
Ron Weasley opposite of war, being a changed man (he still harbors lots of anger, so he's not a total 180)

All in all I'd give it a solid 8, only because I would have liked to see more of the strangers "coming together" moments or flashbacks.
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@mlroberson
11.04.2024
so a thing about the intruders, three of them in a way represent the opposite of their respective horseman. Leonard, the 2nd grade teacher and coach, represents death, Adriane, the line cook, represents famine, Sabrina, the nurse, represents, pestilence and Redmond the odd man out represents war. shirt colors aside their paths in life are connected to the horsemen they represent.
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@joelrivardguitar
19.03.2024
Good movie, ending was not great. Apocalyptic stories are cool but the idea that a loving family has to sacrifice one member to stop the end of the world is dark. I think the book ending sounds better and presents some interesting themes about humanity rising above something that would require such a thing.
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@shayjohnson1114
19.03.2024
Wow that book ending is so different.
Avatar of @matthewrittenhouse1387
@matthewrittenhouse1387
19.03.2024
This couple reminds me of the gay couple in the news that molested their pre-teen adopted son and pimped him out to their friends. They even made videos.
Avatar of @RianaAnais
@RianaAnais
10.03.2024
I love your recaps and reviews. But I'm not hearing any of my faves speak on the fact that the family represented the Holy Trinity.
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@ericdozier88
10.03.2024
Knock knock 🚪
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@nobodyexceptme7794
10.03.2024
This was a great breakdown!
Avatar of @nobodyexceptme7794
@nobodyexceptme7794
08.03.2024
13:10 😆First thing that I said to myself was "ain't no way Batista big ass got out through that window!"
Avatar of @DjGuanacOfficial1-L.A
@DjGuanacOfficial1-L.A
08.03.2024
Great movie.
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@DavidJacobsvo
08.03.2024
If he had done the book ending people would have been so angry. No way they could handle that. But I thought the book ending was too vague as well. Something in the middle would have been best. And more discussion of the entity that was driving this. God? The Devil? Why does man need to be judged?
Avatar of @Billman0780
@Billman0780
08.03.2024
Why do they have to kill them selfs? Did movie explain that? Did they see that in their vision?
Avatar of @MissWilmaa
@MissWilmaa
08.03.2024
I had to find someone who was taught as I. Since when does Pestilence =Conquest? Pestilence, War, Famine & Death!!!???
Avatar of @MissWilmaa
@MissWilmaa
08.03.2024
As always The Book Is Better but I heard the author said it was a toss up.
Avatar of @briecheeseplease1845
@briecheeseplease1845
06.03.2024
The book was better “Cabin at the End of the World” it’s creepier and darker.
Avatar of @twiceshy9773
@twiceshy9773
06.03.2024
Lol the biggest twist in this MNight Shyamalam movie was that it was actually good!! Especially after watching "Old", he's such an up and down director!! But this movie was great, now I gotta go find the book😊👍👍
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@MovieFiles
06.03.2024
What did you think of the ending and did you like or dislike all the films twists and turns and which ending did you prefer?

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