THE FOURTH KIND Movie Review fr Cinema Static

by on March 27, 2010

in Entertainment, movie reviews

The Fourth Kind Art

The Fourth Kind stars Milla Jovovich (A Perfect Getaway, Resident Evil), Will Patton (Brooklyn’s Finest, The Punisher) & Elias Koteas (Shutter Island, Defendor, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).  It was written by Olatunde Osunsanmi (Smokin’ Aces) & Terry Lee Robbins.  Osunsanmi also directed and this movie review will strive to minimize the spoilers..

We first come into The Fourth Kind as we learn about Dr. Tyler’s (Jovovich) own traumatic experience which was pretty shocking at the front-end of the movie.  We’re then watching the first 3 interviews with Dr. Tyler’s patients.  As the interviews progressed, the intensity of what the interviews conveyed got my heart beating, hearing different people recount the same event.

As the film develops, I’m surprised that the movie is more about Tyler than her patients.  From the commercials I’ve seen, I thought it was more about her patients in Nome, Alaska.  The other footnote I’d like to make is that I’ve approaced watching this movie with no pre-cognitive research on the movie and came into it just as a viewer would come in, cold, to a movie.

As a movie, this kept me pretty uptight throughout.  The tension started subtle and just kept building.  Like a snowball rolling down a hill and picking up more snow, this movie built up a snowball full of tension in a wonderfully even progression that leaves you worried about what is about to come next.

The Fourth Kind with Milla Jovovich

The interspersion of alleged real videos to support some of the moments of the film tend to help set the emotion levels pretty solidly!  It was also a fantastic retrospect of what Milla Jovovich is actually capable of as an actress as she played Dr. Abbey Tyler.  She wasn’t changing colors in a full leather fighting outfit, or trying to kill chemical infected zombies.  Oh, I’m not complaining about her past projects.  I’ve really enjoyed her Resident Evil projects.

I’m surprised at my own score:

As a fun film, I’m giving this project a 10 in the tension-building department, and a 9 overall for being a phenomanal popcorn flick.  I can’t think of a better way to blow some time getting the s**t scared out of you!

With That Said (& potential SPOILERS):

If all you ever do is look hard for nitpicks from any movie, you’ll have a blast with this one.  Blurry scenes obscuring details and other such technical issues will make your day.  But the affects worked for me.  If you’ve done your research, you’ll also discover that the supposed actual archival footage is more than likely fake.

Yet if indeed the film says what’s real is fake, it’s a brilliant marketing scheme.  You  have to appreciate the viral marketing scheme that went into helping you believe to the point of being pulled into the film and be immersed in the possibility.

According to the word on the street, the only real thing about Nome, Alaska, is that they have had an unusual number of disappearances and the FBI has been to the town a serious number of times.

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So if you haven’t watched the movie yet, let anything you’ve heard go, and just sit down with your popcorn and let yourself get pulled into this movie event.  I think you will enjoy the ride you will find yourself on.

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Dennis April 11, 2010 at 4:30 am

Mila Joovich is my favorit actress )) “The fourth kind” is a horror?

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