Starring: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Terry Camilleri
Director: Alex Proyas
Theatrical Release: Mar 20, 2009
A story of a young girl who could predict the future of our planet. She wrote a warning on a piece of paper which was buried in the earth for 50 years, as part of a school project. Students were required to illustrate what they predicted would be the world 50 years from their own world.
When a young boy brings the girl's paper home 30 years later, his father comes across it. He soon discovers the mysterious numbers and predictions.
It was a warning written down on paper. The numbers were numbers which "they" whispered to her. "they" are the universal enigmatic aleins who are depicted in the movie quite nicely. Its a story about the end of the world and the saviors of our race. A few select leave the earth before its ultimate destruction by solar heat waves. Just one stray wave could destroy the earth. Which is exactly what happens.
This movie made me think of life on another planet as a real genuine possiblity. It also made me truly think of the possibility of a solar heat wave and our humanity. We are still on our knees in front of Mother Nature, including Space, the Unknown frontier.
Is knowing our future really worth it? Even though the solar heat wave was predicted and known, nothing could be done to prevent it. So, the question remains, is it really worth knowing the future at all, if we can't control it anyway??