Millions have reported seeing strange and unusual things in the sky. Most can be debunked as being a satellite or a weather balloon;However, there are those cases where things cannot be explained with ease. Then what comes to mind is UFO. We all know, of course, that having contact with an UFO is classfied as a Close Encounter of the Third Kind. Now there is a step beyond that of the Third Kind, one which no one ever wants to face. that being the title of the film being reviewed today, Olatunde Osunsanmi’s “The Fourth Kind.”
Written by the director, Olatunde Osunsanmi, the dialogue was just really slow for the first half of the film. As more and more of the “actual” footage, and audio were played, it did pick up. Some of the conversations seemed dull and I just didn’t really get into what they were saying, it seemed very mish-mashed.
The acting in the film was fairly effective. I felt that Milla Jovovich played the role of Dr. Abigail Tyler great. She brought the emotions needed for that character, and delievered beautifully. The acting by the patients however, felt, to me, a little puzzled. I felt they all played the same role, they didn’t change the style of their behavior, which became very plain. Will Patton also deserves praise for his role as a tough as nails sheriff.
Well Having two movies that depict real events being released within a month of each other seemed to be too much. It was for me. I wanted to believe the “Actual” footage was real, however, i knew it was too good to be true. Which later made me mad, why shoot two different styles of footage, and have it play split screen like that? It’s kind of a slap in the face of the fans who paid 7 bucks to see it. Just make it a straight up movie, and make it scary. It totally degrades the quality of the film in my book.
Atli Örvarsson composed the music for the film, and it SOMEWHAT helped here. I believe he’s still homing his craft, with only 5 films before this one to his credit, I think time will tell if he’ll become better.
Overall, the trailer hyped it up great, and in some ways it did indeed live up to its expectations. Sadly though, after discovering its all fiction you lose respect for it and the director. Quit trying to make us believe in something that not real, and deliver us with something that will strike us with fear. Kudos to Milla Jovovich and Will Patton.
Check it out on DVD; Avoid the theater.