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1. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

I was lucky enough to get a free movie premier tonight, 'The Fourth Kind'. I found this film very well done, powerful but deeply disturbing. Basically I want to warn those who think this is another 'Close Encounters of a Third Kind'. This is not a fun film, not made to entertain. It is a true story powerfully told. Actual footage is used throughout the film of events that took place in Nome Alaska. You are left to decide if you think UFOs are real and that aliens were the cause of the problems that hit Nome in 2000.

I say go see this movie if you have an interest in UFOs and alien abductions, pass if you go to movies to have a fun time and escape for a few hours. This was definitely not fun to watch. I am still thinking about what I saw and still disturbed by the story told.

2. Posted by sno go (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

I live in Nome Alaska and this is the craziest thing I've ever heard of. Let me educate you just a bit...the movie was filmed in BULGARIA. The first tip is that we don't have trees here......Uh, it's all tundra here. No one who lives in town has ever heard of this doctor or her "research". Hate to burst your bubble but none of these actors have ever even been to Nome! The whole thing is bogus. Check out the facts.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting sno go

I live in Nome Alaska and this is the craziest thing I've ever heard of. Let me educate you just a bit...the movie was filmed in BULGARIA. The first tip is that we don't have trees here......Uh, it's all tundra here. No one who lives in town has ever heard of this doctor or her "research". Hate to burst your bubble but none of these actors have ever even been to Nome! The whole thing is bogus. Check out the facts.

I did do some checking after I read your post. It was filmed in Bulgaria. That does not bother me, most VN war films were shot in the Philippines for several reasons. They can still portray actual events.

After looking at photos of Nome, I can see why they chose to film in Burgaria. Nome is about as exciting as Kansas.

What does bother me is the the main character, Dr. Abigail Tyler is not to be found on wikipedia. I am going to change my review. "It is very well done, powerful, deeply disturbing and NOT based on actual events. Don't go if you like a fun time at the movies."

4. Posted by HngryTrvlr (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

Quoting vegasmike6

I was lucky enough to get a free movie premier tonight, 'The Fourth Kind'. I found this film very well done, powerful but deeply disturbing. Basically I want to warn those who think this is another 'Close Encounters of a Third Kind'. This is not a fun film, not made to entertain. It is a true story powerfully told. Actual footage is used throughout the film of events that took place in Nome Alaska. You are left to decide if you think UFOs are real and that aliens were the cause of the problems that hit Nome in 2000.

I say go see this movie if you have an interest in UFOs and alien abductions, pass if you go to movies to have a fun time and escape for a few hours. This was definitely not fun to watch. I am still thinking about what I saw and still disturbed by the story told.

Watched the movie..wasn't too impressed with it. Fire in the sky freaked me out more. If you really want a good scare watch Paranormal Activity. I give The Fourth Kind 2 out of 5 stars.

5. Posted by HngryTrvlr (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

Quoting HngryTrvlr

Quoting vegasmike6

I was lucky enough to get a free movie premier tonight, 'The Fourth Kind'. I found this film very well done, powerful but deeply disturbing. Basically I want to warn those who think this is another 'Close Encounters of a Third Kind'. This is not a fun film, not made to entertain. It is a true story powerfully told. Actual footage is used throughout the film of events that took place in Nome Alaska. You are left to decide if you think UFOs are real and that aliens were the cause of the problems that hit Nome in 2000.

I say go see this movie if you have an interest in UFOs and alien abductions, pass if you go to movies to have a fun time and escape for a few hours. This was definitely not fun to watch. I am still thinking about what I saw and still disturbed by the story told.

Watched the movie..wasn't too impressed with it. Fire in the sky freaked me out more. If you really want a good scare watch Paranormal Activity. I give The Fourth Kind 2 out of 5 stars.

I actually just watched this movie on a date tonite. Must say it's a lot better watching it with someone who gets scared...lol I know give The Fourth Kind 3 out of 5...

6. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 6y

Don't believe everything you read.... There 'Are' trees in Alaska (and Bulgaria).
Oh and I hurt my foot once near Anchorage. The doctor I saw was not all there upstairs and there was definately a couple of light bulbs that needed replacing, so there just could be some truth in it. Then again..........

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Nov-2009, at 11:10 by BedouinLeo ]

7. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Don't believe everything you read.... There 'Are' trees in Alaska (and Bulgaria).
Oh and I hurt my foot once near Anchorage. The doctor I saw was not all there upstairs and there was definately a couple of light bulbs that needed replacing, so there just could be some truth in it. Then again..........

Alaska has huge forests, just not in Nome. 'The Fourth Kind' takes place in Nome and it is tundra. But I understand why they chose Bulgaria to film. What is hard to overlook is that it is presented as a true story and it is as true as 'The Blair Witch Project'.

8. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 6y

Quoting vegasmike6

But I understand why they chose Bulgaria to film. .

Why did they?

9. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Why did they?

I am going to guess. Could it be......MONEY??? It is cheaper to film in lesser developed countries than the US.

10. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 6y

[quote=vegasmike6]
I am going to guess. Could it be......MONEY??? It is cheaper to film in lesser developed countries than the US.

I guess so. You don't get rich by spending your money, do you. More exploitation no doubt.