Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Fourth Kind

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Rated: PG-13

Universal Studios: March 16, 2010

98 Minutes
From Amazon:
In remote Alaska, citizens have been mysteriously vanishing since the 1960s. Despite multiple FBI investigations, the truth behind the phenomena had never been discovered—until now. While videotaping therapy sessions with traumatized patients, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) unwittingly exposes terrifying revelations of multiple victims whose claims of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details. Based on actual case studies, The Fourth Kind uses Dr. Tyler’s never-before-seen archival footage alongside dramatic reenactments to present the most disturbing evidence ever documented in this provocative thriller critics are calling “terrifyingly real…The most shocking alien abduction movie to date.”

I know that a lot of people really didn't like this movie. Of course, by now, we all know that means I really liked it! I think I've watched it like 3 times or something....I don't even really know. But my favorite types of movies seem to be the ones that either everyone hates or that are like "lost tapes" type of movies. So, this is like a 2 in 1 for me! I also really like Milla Jovovich.

So the movie is supposed to be real videos of Dr. Abigail Tyler and her struggle of trying to convince everyone of what is going on where she lives. Her husband was killed right beside her in bed and she can't remember anything about it besides the murder. She is sincerely convinced that there are alien abductions going on and (because she's a psychiatrist) she's surrounded by all the chaos that ensues. She's the one treating all the people who are "having trouble sleeping."

The movie is a mix of "real" footage and actor portrayals. The actor parts are supposed to be Dr. Abigail's recounts of what happened.There are just some small mixed in parts where they combine the two for a more dramatic effect. Overall, I thought it was a good movie. I definitely think it's worth checking out. You can buy it pretty cheap now. I got it for like $4 at Blockbuster one time.

My Rating: 4/5