Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


THE FOURTH KIND (2009). Director: Olatunde Osunsamni.

Supposedly inspired by true events, this deals with weird disappearances and happenings in Nome, Alaska, focusing on a Dr. Tyler (Milla Jovovich) who is caught up in and investigating the phenomenon of possible alien abduction. The film tries to come off as a partial documentary, contrasting dramatized scenes with "actual" footage of the participants, but in these "real" scenes the characters are also played by actors. Although the movie does have a few creepy moments, ultimately it isn't very convincing. It not only deals with aliens, but brings in God [!] and the Sumerians for good measure. Will Patton plays a sheriff.

Verdict: Okay for what it is. **1/2.

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