April Fool! Yes, this entire movie is a fake. Filmed in two very different ways, it tries to make you believe that you are watching real documentary footage interspliced with movie scenes by actors. The reality is that they are ALL actors. The interview footage has been faked and the producers have basically gone to elaborate, extreme lengths to try and fool audiences. Do you like the feeling of being fooled? Well, The Fourth Kind failed to captivate me in any way. Even as an elaborate prank, it left me unsatisfied, and when the curtain's pulled back, you feel utterly cheated. If you like your April Fools' jokes all year round, pick this baby up and play it for your friends or family. And don't tell them it's fake. See how many get fooled. For everybody else this really is not worth your time. On UK Blu-ray we get decent video (at least the non-faked-video footage looks quality) and a suitably immersive audio track, although the complete lack of extras lets the side down. Fans will no doubt want to pick this up, but everybody else should be warned what they are walking into. The reality is that this is a pure work of fiction, disguised as a re-enactment. And even as a work of elaborate trickery, it really does not offer up much in the way of entertainment, making you feel doubly annoyed that you wasted your time on it. Utterly disappointing.
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