Knock at the Cabin asks an impossible question: Would you sacrifice someone you love to save the world?
But surprisingly, the movie becomes less about this question and more about belief. Is the choice real? In this video, I consider what the movie says about these questions and compare it to Paul Tremblay’s book which this movie is adapted from. M. Night Shyamalan made some significant changes which alter the story’s meaning.
0:00 “Not Just”
1:11 Trust in an Age of Misinformation
7:04 Hate Begets Hate
9:46 Book Ending: Defiant Hope
14:10 Movie Ending: Divine Hope
18:11 Shyamalan and Tremblay’s Statements on the Ending