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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Corey Johnson, Alisha Seaton, Daphne
Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi
U.S. Opening Date: November 6th, 2009
In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for
alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the
first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the
second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third
kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has
been the most difficult to document . . . until now.
Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is
a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where -
mysteriously since the 1960s - a disproportionate number of the population
has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations
of the region, the truth has never been discovered.
Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail
Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized
patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence
of alien abduction ever documented.
Using never-before-seen archival footage that is
integrated into the film, The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified
revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by
alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of
which is investigated throughout the film.
A movie which (if the trailer is anything to go by) tries very
hard to sell the idea that not only are UFOs real, but that aliens have an
unhealthy thing for abducting rural Alaskan types and doing God-knows-what with
them . . .
If you believe in UFOs then this out-of-nowhere mockumentary
(?) is for you. Personally I think it is a bit late in the game to be cashing in
on the huge success of Close Encounters of the Third
Kind (1977), but it is nice to see actress Milla Jovovich finding gainful
employment outside of the Resident Evil
franchise . . .