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The Fourth Kind-My Review

Updated on March 23, 2014


I have always been interested in the paranormal and ghost story type movies, and recently saw a movie that really left me disappointed and that movie was Paranormal Activity. It was like the Blair Witch Project in how disappointing the ending was. I saw it with my sister and while people in the audience were snickering and sometimes laughing, my sister and I really didn’t care for it very much.

Recently I saw another movie around the same genre and it was The Fourth Kind. Apparently the fourth kind of paranormal activity is supposed to be when aliens make physical contact with you, as in abduction. This topic really fascinates me so I gave it a go. I always give everything the benefit of the doubt even movies, and the trailer for it looked kind of promising.

The premise of the movie is that there is a small town called Nome in Alaska, where this psychologist, named Abigail Tyler (played by Mila Jovovich) had several of her patients that were experiencing strange activity when they were being hypnotized. She was concerned because there were also reports of missing people and a lot of U.F.O sightings in the area that the sheriff seemed to be trying to keep quiet.

One of the supposedly "actual scenes"
One of the supposedly "actual scenes"

Now don’t get me wrong, I thought that this was a decent movie but at the beginning of the movie the actual actress (Jovovich) comes on the screen to let you know that what you are about to see is real. Or at least some of the footage is real. Some of the sessions where the patients were hypnotized were supposed to be from the actual sessions. I was totally drawn in at first. I mean it actually did look real to me. And then they also had what was supposed to be footage of the real Abigail Tyler being recorded, and telling her side of the story. Apparently after all that happened to her, she went a little cuckoo.

But then I started noticing that some of the footage looked kind of fake and that the “real “Abigail Tyler” looked like she was reading from a script and then I thought, these guys are lying to us and making us think that this is real when in fact it is not. Now I am not easily fooled but when the actress of the movie comes on to tell you that what you are about to see is actual footage, that is what you expect, but in this case I think that they blatantly lied and why not? They are Hollywood and they can do whatever magic they want to get people to buy into the lie and get them to buy tickets to sell their movie.

I have to admit that some of the supposed “actual footage” was creepy and if it was real would have scared the pee out of me, but after a while I wasn’t scared at all and I applaud them for doing such a good job of fooling me. I just don’t like when people misrepresent themselves and tell you something is real when it isn’t. But like the disclaimer does say, “you be the judge”. Don’t want to spoil the ending of the movie for you because there is a lot that happens in this movie but it really didn’t answer anything for me. Maybe I am being too hard on this flick but I think I would have enjoyed it more if they would have just said it was a work of fiction to begin with. So take a chance and be the judge for yourself.

© 2010 ladyjane1


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    WeLoveMusic 7 years ago

    I agree with the review mostly, the part about not being real. but I am a skeptic by nature so that came naturally to me. Love Mila, but didn't love the movie!

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    passonno73 7 years ago

    Wow!Great review.You really hit the nail on the head!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hi Nell I think I know what story you are talking about and yes it is quite similar. I guess my red flag just went up during this movie and I am always leary of "true stories" anyway, thanks for reading.

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    Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

    Hiya, I have seen this film and I totally agree with you. But I will tell you something interesting. As I was watching the film I realised that I had read the story before, years ago! Back in the eighties, a man called Witley Streiber wrote about his so called true adventures with aliens, and the film was more or less word for word, apart from the fact that they made it sound in the film that it was lots of people, not just one. So maybe they will justify the so called reality of it, by quoting this writer. What I do not understand is that, why did they not just make it from his book? maybe his was made into a film, I don't know. Thanks again. Nell

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    prasetio thank you for reading. Let me know what you think if you see it. Thanks again.

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I never see this movie before. I'll found and rent the video. Thanks for showing me this review. good work.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    hello hypnodude yes you may enjoy this part of the movie. Let me know what you think.

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    Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

    Maybe I'll give it a chance, just to see how they hypnotize people. :)

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    breafastpop thanks for reading, always nice to see you in the mornng. You are welcome and if you do see the movie I hope you enjoy it. Come back and let me know if you agree with me about the realization. Thanks again.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hey Pamela as far as scary movie goes I have to admit I am a scary movie buff, the scarier the better lol but the topic was interesting, if you are interested in this plot and not think too much about it being real then I think you might enjoy it. Thanks.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    I will try and see this movie and I thank you for this review.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    I don't watch many scary movies but this one just sound intriguing. Thanks for the review.

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    Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

    Thanks I will have to check it out; thanks for sharing.