Here’s one more in the sea of horror movies supposedly based on true events. If you want to enjoy in this movie, please see it now and do not read what is about to follow (as one of the imdb comments stated).

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Now lets begin. This movie could be awesome, but few things got in the way. First one of them is Paranormal Activity, with the similar style of directing and storytelling, so comparisons are inevitable. And in them Kind losses, and I didn’t even like Paranormal. Second one is the so called based on the true events premise. This time I believe that nothing that we saw in the movie is true or remotely true. Everything is fabricated, from the “actual” footage, “real” persons and ending with the story itself. And what really bugs me is this attitude of the director to make this a testimony of the events that happened, in the beginning of the movie the actors tell us that the story is true and bla bla. The studio was sued for fabricating news and sites to promote the event as true. Anyway, enough of the bashing, lets get back to the movie that I think would be a huge success if it has been done as an actual movie and not in this movie/documentary style. The story centers on the Alien abductions in a small town in Alaska and the consequences of them. As far as the “movie” parts of the flick everything is good, the suspense, action and the sinister vibe, but the documentary part is kind of annoying, since it is not actual footage.

Furthermore, just check out this thing: The movie’s hoaxed interviews have angered the families of real missing persons in and around Nome, Alaska, for trivializing their loss. Melanie Edwards, Vice President of Kawerak Inc. (an organization representing tribal peoples in Alaska), described the movie as “insensitive to family members of people who have gone missing in Nome over the years”. Universal has refused to discuss the movie with that organization or with local journalists.

Finally lets discuss the real aliens: us. After reading one of the reviews, I did some digging and found a perfectly logical explanation for most of the movie. Police officers came to the same conclusion. It would appear that the eternal winter can fuck up your life, meaning you are more likely to drink and do drugs. Add to this crippling depression and high suicide rate and all these disappearances are actually health-care related issues.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Corey Johnson, Elias Koteas

Fun Stuff: The end credits do not include the usual “The events and persons depicted in this film are fictitious…” or “The film is based on the real events…” section.

IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220198/

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