The Fourth Kind – Review

Starring Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Corey Johnson
Opens November 6, 2009
*** stars out of five

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.

The Fourth Kind is purported to be a documentary reenactment set in Nome, Alaska. It is about an investigation into an abnormally large series of alien abductions that have allegedly been happening in the area, since the 60s, where a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. The storyline revolves around a psychologist named Abigail Tyler who interviews patients traumatized from an encounter of the fourth kind. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.

Why See It?

This provocative thriller uses never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, The Fourth Kind exposes the terrifying revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited in the night by alien figures all share troubling identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.

Milla Jovovich nails her leading role as the psychologist; her intense emotional performance draws the audience into the suspense driven storyline. The movie opens with an intriguing and provocative announcement, “This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 2000. Every scene in this movie is supported by archive footage. Some of what you’re about to see is extremely disturbing.”

Yes, the content is alarming and not for the faint of heart. Some critics are suggesting that it is just an elaborate film woven with a little fact and a lot of fiction. Real or not, The Fourth Kind will seduce you and creep you right out. Fact or fiction, this horror flick is worth heading to the theater for – I suggest you don’t go alone.