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One of the many gimmicks available to film-makers is the “Based on true events” tag meant to add authenticity and weight to their film. It makes sense for historically accurate movies like Inglourious Basterds and biographical ones like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, but when applied to movies about big-eyed, three-fingered aliens abducting and anally raping people it risks flirting with absurdity. With the thought of anal fingering fresh in your mind, check out the trailer for the new movie, The Fourth Kind.

I apologize if I led you to believe there would be fingering in the trailer. I will give it points for being creepy, but it sure seems like it features a lot of people talking on a couch. There’s also a definite Mothman Prophecies vibe going on with a dash of White Noise for good measure. That’s not necessarily a bad thing mind you, as both of those movies were more than a little unsettling at times, but alien abductions are an inherently lame subject. Fire In The Sky and Communion have both mined this topic previously and turned up duds. Steven Spielberg made arguably the best film on the subject in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and even that movie is pretty damn boring at times.

The Fourth Kind is written and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi, and stars Milla Jovavich and Elias Koteas. It opens November 6th. You can also check out the trailer in HD over at Apple.com.

What do you think of the trailer? Disappointed about the lack of fingering?


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