The Fourth Kind is a film that will catch you completely unaware. The movie is promoted as a film that is based on actual case studies and chronicles the disappearance of several people in the small town of Nome in Alaska.
The theory is that the disappearances are linked to alien abductions. The movie begins by introducing Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist who interviews her patients and gets them to reveal more information on their experiences. The Fourth Kind is unique in that in the movie Milla Jovovich plays Dr. Abigail Tyler for reenacments, but the film also contains 'actual' footage of Dr. Abigail Tyler interviewing her patients.
As a science fiction horror film The Fourth Kind is a success, it's confronting, intriguing and will genuinely have you believing in alien abductions. As a true story however, the film is a complete an utter fabrication. Going into the movie believing everything is true is the best way to approach the experience, but those who are expecting a true story are sure to be disappointed, despite the authentic look The Fourth Kind is not a true story and there are no actual case studies.
The Fourth Kind is a film that will entertais some wild theories about aliens and alien abductions, some of the footage will sent a shiver up your spine and some of the footage will have you genuinely shocked, anyone with even a passing interest in aliens owes it to themselves to see this movie.
The video quality in The Fourth Kind is difficult to describe. At times the film can look wonderful, especially the scenes with Milla Jovovich, there is very little grain and the colours are rich and the blacks are wonderful. However, the video bitrate on my PlayStation 3 jumped up and down, from 21Mbps to 30Mbps, but generally hovering around 26-28Mbps.
At times though The Fourth Kind looks horrible. The interviews with the ‘real' Abby Tyler are grainy and old and simply horrid. This was of course the director's intention and the director succeeds, but this does mean that the video quality in The Fourth Kind can be good, great, bad and ugly, all in the space of 120 minutes.
Review By: Luke Van Leuveren