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The Fourth Kind (2009)

Milla Jovovich, Corey Johnson, Alisha Seaton, Daphne Alexander
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 . . .




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