So, we saw the movie, The Fourth Kind, on Friday night. I had actually called the theater on Thursday to make sure of the show time as my sister was driving in to town on Friday afternoon. What the recording did not tell me was that the movie was leaving on Friday. So, we walked right up to the booth to buy our tickets and the little gal behind the glass looked at us kind of funny and said, "ya, that movie isn't playing anymore."
And, it wasn't playing anywhere within an hours drive from us. So we did what any crazy people with limited gas buying resources would do. We drove an hour all the way to Santa Maria to see this movie playing at 10:10 pm. It was crazy, but it was also fun. My little sister and I had time to really talk and laugh without anyone else around (kiddos or husband) and it was really great. We didn't get home till around 1 a.m. She is a pretty swell gal, my sister. I really, really enjoy spending time with her and wish that we lived closer to each other.
The movie was actually pretty good--a good story and scary. And if it was just being marketed as a simple work of fiction it would have both my thumbs up. But, I did not like how Hollywood is trying to make people believe that this movie is a true story--that some of the footage in the movie is actually real footage taken by Dr. Abigail Tylor during the regressions of some of her patients. It is my belief--and many others that this movie is nothing more than a big fat farce in the fashion of The Blair Witch Project.
I am not sure why, but for some reason this really bothers me. I mean, I don't have any idea if the human race is alone or not. I have never seen an alien--well, that I know about--and I have never seen a UFO, but I try to keep an open mind. After all, this is a wild and amazing world we live in.
I just know that there are going to be a whole lot of people who are going to take this movie at face value and the aliens in this movie are depicted as something approaching demons or evil incarnate--even speaking in an ancient language in very scary voices and stealing our children away from us while all we can do is look on in terror. I just did not care for the message depicted in this movie.
It's weird, I know, why the heck did this movie affect me this way? I can't answer that. I just know that it did. It actually made me angry. Weird...that's all I can say. It's just the way I feel.
What did you think of it?
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