Fourth Kind, The
Some time ago, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler lost her husband when one night she woke up to find him murdered. The killer has never been found and since then she’s been living with her kids in Nome, Alaska, treating patients who have sleeping disorders.
The little town has been investigated by the FBI for over 2000 times due to the large amount of disappearances there, but nothing has ever been found. During her sessions, Abigail starts taping her patients and after a while it becomes clear that the nightmares they’re having aren’t just nightmares. Abigail becomes convinced that the people of Nome are getting abducted by aliens, but what’s even more concerning is that she herself is starting to experience strange things as well…
Sound and Vision:
The movie contains re-enactments of actual events next to video footage shot by the real Abigail Tyler and scenes from an interview the director took from Tyler. The image quality strongly differs depending on the scenes themselves. Interview and movie footage are usually pretty good, while the video footage is plain bad.
The sound is pretty decent, with the Dolby 5.1 track nicely supporting what’s going on on the screen and actively creating a scary atmosphere.
The Fourth Kind is a semi-documentary type of movie that combines interview with actual video footage and re-enactment scenes to end up as a compelling piece that asks the question whether aliens have been abducting people in Nome, Alaska. After the movie has finished, you don’t have a definitive answer to that, but some of the actual video footage does show that some strange things have been happening over there. Whether you believe this is due to aliens or mass hysteria, is a question I – and the makers themselves as well – will leave up to you.
In the end, The Fourth Kind is definitely one of the better movies regarding abduction films and if there’s any truth to the matter, then we can be sure that the “little grey men” for sure aren’t friendly Great stuff!