ahhh c'mon. there was a much, much better movie hiding in here that they didn't manage to pull out. this movie always occupied a weird space in my head because it played to a childhood phobia of mine and i thought i'd be too scared to ever watch it, and with that in mind i was really disappointed and not spooked at all. just intrigued, but that was let down too.
A pretty interesting concept, actually. A really inventive way to blend the found-footage style into a traditional narrative - with extra effort made to make it feel authentic. Overall, it's not totally effective, but it certainly had some creepy scenes. Milla still can't act, but it looked okay.
A few words to surmise... average film with some atmospheric scenes of 'supposedly' authentic video footage depicting alien abductees under hypnosis. Other than the hook of reputedly 'based on true events' not much else to pull viewers in, I'm afraid. Ultimately passes an hour or two on a week night.
An interesting study about the inability for dualities to exist, seen through the contrast of 'reality,' and the more dramatic illusions of dreams, visions and 'memories.' Secondly, there is an interesting association of masculinity with the analysis and judgement of only the factual, rather than an acceptance of the possibilities of the extraordinary. For either side, the recognition of truth in the other is horror.
A great cast and a solid X-FILES-ish concept gives way to one dumb piece of crap. The decision to integrate fake archival footage with a "dramatization" is unforgivable, none of the key scenes have any tension as they cut back and forth between "fiction" and "reality" in a manner that has no rhyme or reason.
The concept had potential, but the treatment is a muddled mess. A handful of effective scenes, but it takes itself way too seriously and does a shoddy job of trying to pull a "based on true events" vibe. Milla Jovavich is surprisingly solid in the lead, but as her "true life" counterpart, Charlotte Milchard nearly single-handedly sinks the film. This one could have been fun, a disappointment.
Un "correcto" hibrido de terror y ciencia ficción. La anecdota no resulta muy original (un supuesto caso "veridico" de abducción extraterrestre), sin embargo, el merito de esta cinta reside en que algunas de sus escenas pueden resultar bastante perturbadoras. Aun asi, uno espera que en cualquier momento aparezca una metralleta en las manos de Milla Jovovich y esta comience a matar zombies a diestra y siniestra.
the worst five minutes of a movie i've ever watched. now, i know it's not right to judge a movie without having seen all of it, but i also think if the first five minutes are so offensively awful that you can't bear to watch the rest, that may be saying something.