16 Nov 2009

The Fourth Kind

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Cast: Mila Jovovich, Will Patton, Elias Koteas

Year: 2009

Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

Rating:

Cinema-Reader – 6.1
IMDB – 6.8
FilmAffinity – 5.6


Cinema-Reader Synopsis:

Dr Abigail Tyler(Mila Jovovic) is a psychologist working in Noma, a small town located within the middle of Alaska. Her routine of dealing with others problems as psychologist is mixed with her own suffering after the loss of her husband one year before upon unsolved circumstances.

Nothing unusual until one day she will find herself handling a disturbing happening. Some of her patients are suffering sleep trouble. Same dream, same figure (a white owl) she has been dreaming during the last nights.
Is then when she is determined to find out what is disturbing her patients, and consequently herself, through hypnosis sessions.

However, these sessions will turn into terrifying encounters where will be implicit an encounter with something that doesn’t belong to the earth.

Cinema-Reader Review:

Sci-Fi thriller shot under the umbrella of a false documentary, using footages claimed as real records during hypnosis sessions carried on by the “real” Dr. Abigail Tyler.
Universal Studios used what is known as “Guerrilla Marketing” to create an atmosphere of actual events surrounding the film. This fact makes the movie a bit disturbing and even different at the beginning, to finally end up falling in same mistakes of films within the same genre over and over.

At the beginning is a nice approach to something that really involves the viewer to the plot, that cause hesitation among the public whether or not the events described are real; to then mess all achieved up using clich├ęs already seen countless time before.

Nice ideal awfully fulfilled.

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