— by ROBERT DeFEIS —
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 film takes place in Nome, Alaska, where Dr. Tyler began videotaping sessions she has with her patients. They unwittingly discover some very disturbing evidence of alien abduction.
I am very intrigued by this movie because of two things: It’s based on a true story; and Milla Jovovich is portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler. Milla looks to be a very good fit for this role. When I saw the original trailer for this film, I was astounded by how boring it looked, but watching these clips was a breath of fresh air realizing it had much more story than it lead you to believe.
In this first clip it shows Dr. Tyler being put under hypnosis by Dr. Campos (Elias Koteas). As it all comes back to her, she is placed in her room with the time at 3:33 and the door flies open which shows a figure in the doorway. She then screams while something throws her around her room and then it looks as though she is placed on its spacecraft with a needle piercing her back.
The next one shows Dr. Tyler trying to recollect what happened to her by listening to her tape recorder. As she listens to it, she starts to relive the events that occurred on the night she was taken.
The final clip shows her telling Sheriff August (Will Patton) that her baby girl Ashley was taken by “them.” He doesn’t believe her and disregards it as craziness.
“The Fourth Kind” claims to be a re-enactment of original documentary footage and also uses some archival footage that is integrated into the movie. Some speculate Dr. Abigail Tyler is made up for a viral marketing campaign;, either way it should be a great alien abduction film.
“The Fourth Kind” is written/directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. The abduction starts in theaters Nov. 6.
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