The Fourth Kind
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. This encounter has been the most difficult to document…until now.
The Fourth Kind is a movie that kind of sneaks up on you. It stars Milla Jovovich, Will Patton and Elias Koteas. Milla comes on at the very beginning explaining that she is playing a real psychologist, Emily Tyler, who lived in Nome, Alaska. As the story unfolds, and I don’t want to spoil much of the surprise for you, it’s a very artful combination of apparently real time interviews and Milla playing this woman, so supposedly the tapes are of the psychologist herself and we have Milla sort of reenacting it and it’s kind of spooky. This is kind of a horror story, and The Fourth Kind, for those of you who are not aware and don’t remember Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Close encounters of the first kind are sighting of UFOs. Close encounters of the second kind are I think landing. Close encounters of the third kind are some contact and fourth kind is abduction. I know what you’re thinking, but this is a surprisingly thought provoking and interesting movie, so give it four stars, because it’s hard to believe that it’s actually that good a movie.