Friday, March 26, 2010

The Fourth Kind of Hoax

Saw the movie The Fourth Kind a couple of days ago, and I just had to write something about it.
To get it out of the way, yes I liked it. Very much. It's been a while since I saw something as creepy and disturbing as this.
If you liked The Mothman Prophecies, chances are you are going to like this one as well.
The film is styled in a documentary kind of way, and starts by pronouncing everything in it to be true, but a quick search proved that it was all a viral marketing plan by Universal, ending in criticism and a fine of $20.000...
The marketing campaign was backed by fake news sites among others, which probably played a big part in the negative criticism and legal action that ensued.
Here's a breakdown of the investigation by Kyle Hopkins, done even before the film was released.
 So why even bother? Well, it is this documetary-style, slow-moving directorial pace that gives the film it's ominous atmosphere, as well as the abduction elements, that are not as far-fetched as the uninitiated might think. The director clearly has done his research or is a full-fledged UFO freak. Good stuff.

I am afraid I cannot comment on the plot without spoiling it for some, so see it for yourselves. All I can say is that the UFO community out there (the internet) is of a very poor quality, home of the uninformed, confused, messed up or plain screaming crazy... Just take a look at any UFO forum...

The trailer is here..

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