"The Fourth Kind": Fake or real footage? Based on true events?

by Eric Melin on November 6, 2009 · 5 comments

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the fourth kind is fakeHas the success of “Paranormal Activity” created a monster?

The Milla Jovovich thriller “The Fourth Kind,” opening today, purports to be about real events and claims its using real documentary footage right alongside actors portraying the same scenes. Turns outmost of it may not be real at all. Read on here.

Why is this so necessary? Can’t we just have well-told suspense stories with good writing? Ugh.

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  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I’m just glad Milla is continuing the fine, in-depth investigative reporting she brought us in “Perfect Getaway” and “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com Cap’n Carrot

    Don’t mock, you know the world will end in 2012 when the Mayan Zombies arrive. Thanks to her we know how to fight them… and Timothy Olyphant

  • RationalistResponder

    Well, all I have to say is… “Duhhhh!”.

    I mean, folks, really. This is a movie. It’s not real. None of it is real. It is made by a MOVIE STUDIO and WRITERS.

    Both of the “Dr Tyler” characters are played by actresses. Again, “Duhhhh”. And Please do at least a little bit of research into what the conclusions are to the FBI investigations into the disappearances in Alaska.

    Isn’t it kind of funny that they all appear to have had alcohol involved? And isn’t it kind of funny that frigid temperatures can kind of contribute to oh, say, FREEZING TO DEATH AFTER PASSING OUT OUTSIDE? And isn’t it kind of obvious that the indigenous creatures of Alaska would want to drag off and eat any nice, fresh meat they find laying around, whether it’s human, animal, or any other type of meat?

    And maybe there are some murders involved. Definitely possible. But isn’t it also kind of funny that we are talking about a period of over 40 years, and that seems like it could also be the time period of a serial killer’s tenure in any given area?

    For some people, the most plausible and obvious explanations are the most suspicious… because when you are a conspiracy believer, you are locked into a closed belief system, and any evidence against the conspiracy simply becomes part of the “vast coverup”.

    Ask yourself… “What evidence would convince me that there is no conspiracy here?”. If your answer is “there is no evidence, because it’s all part of the coverup”, you are hopelessly lost in a world of silliness, paranoia, and anomaly hunting. And that’s a really sad place to be. People who believe in grand conspiracies are incredibly closed-minded. It’s the only way that they can validate their wacky logic processes.

    In regards to this stupid movie (remember, folks, it is a MOVIE, just like the Blair Witch Project was), all of the “actual footage” was staged, portrayed by actors, and digitally enhanced. And I wouldn’t consider any of it to be “evidence” even if it was “actual footage”. It’s so suspicious to me that every time some alien visitation video is presented, it always JUST SO HAPPENS to go all fuzzy or jerky or grainy juuuuuuust at the moment that something compelling would present itself. Let’s also remember that with the advent of photo and video manipulation software that is available to anyone with a computer, these types of “evidence” are being reduced to unacceptable forms of proof of anything… But especially when it comes from a MOVIE STUDIO. Please, people, THINK for just a moment. Please. Just take a deep breath, and THINK.

    I believe that alien visitation is completely plausible, even given the tremendous travel limitations that would be presented by sheer distance and the Theory (LAW) of Relativity. Although I haven’t figured out why any species would travel over a hundred thousand years to get here so that they can hide and core out the anuses of cattle and make pretty patterns in crops (don’t even get me started on how silly crop circle believers are).

    Absolutely all of the “evidence” that a lot of people are willing to accept as “proof” of such phenomena is pure garbage. And 1 million pieces of garbage don’t add up to “evidence”. They just add up to a pile of garbage a million pieces high.

    Thanks for thinking. Or at least trying.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Are you, good sir (or ma’am) implying Hollywood is less than truthful with us, the trusting public? FOR SHAME! FOR SHAME!

    Seriously though: I give you credit for putting more thought into your reply than the studio put into this entire movie.

  • Lillian

    The universe extends beyond what can be rationalized by our human brains.
    That being said, this movie is totally fake and meant to create fear.

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