Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Fourth Kind (2009)

IMDb plot summary: A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Directed by Olatunde Osunsami. Starring Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, and Will Patton.

(Some spoilers ahead.)

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Not nearly as cheesy as I expected, though the middle got pretty hokey. The movie did some of the better "based on a true story" gimmicks I've seen, splicing reenactments with "actual footage" to make it look more believable as an actual story. It did a good job of setting up an atmosphere, and they made a very smart move to never actually show the aliens. Still a pretty straightforward "true story" horror flick, but they did what they wanted to do pretty well. 3 stars.

Flickchart: #909 out of 1934, below Ponyo and above Casino.

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