Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Aalya Rain at Fangirl & Farmgirl requested that we review more sci-fi movie so here is the review for Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Sic-Fi,
Release date: November 16, 1977 (1977-11-16)
Running Time: 137 minutes
MMPA rating: PG

The Good: Good special effects for it's time, It was humorous at times, John Williams composed the soundtrack.

The Bad: The plot was very slow and dragging, Boring at times.

Plot: Warning this contains some spoilers. In the Sonoran Desert, French scientist Claude Lacombe (François Truffaut) and his American interpreter, mapmaker David Laughlin (Bob Balaban), along with other government scientific researchers, discover Flight 19, a squadron of World War II aircraft that went missing over thirty years earlier. The planes are intact and operational, but there is no sign of the pilots. They also find a lost ship in the Gobi Desert named SS Cotopaxi. Later, at the Air Traffic Control in Indianapolis, Indiana, an air traffic controller listens as two airline flights almost have a mid-air collision with an apparent unidentified flying object (UFO). In nighttime Muncie, Indiana, three year old Barry Guiler (Cary Guffey) is awakened when his toys start operating automatically. Fascinated, he gets out of bed and runs outside, forcing his mother Jillian (Melinda Dillon) to chase after him.
Meanwhile, during a nearby large-scale power outage, Indiana electrical lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences a close encounter of the second kind with a UFO on a dark country road and is soon caught up in a police chase of four UFOs. Roy becomes fascinated by UFOs, much to the dismay of his wife, Ronnie (Teri Garr). He also becomes increasingly obsessed with mental images of a mountain-like shape and begins to make models of it. Jillian also becomes obsessed with sketching a unique-looking mountain. Soon after, she is terrorized in her home by a UFO encounter in which Barry is abducted by unseen beings, despite her attempts at securing her house. Meanwhile, Roy's increasingly erratic behavior causes Ronnie to leave him, taking their three children with her. When a despairing Roy inadvertently sees a television news program about a train wreck near Devils Tower National Monument in Moorcroft, Wyoming, he realizes the mental image of a mountain plaguing him is real. Jillian sees the same broadcast, and she and Roy, as well as others with similar experiences, head toward Devils Tower. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 7.5/10- Close Encounters of the Third Kind's plot is a good concept but it is very slow and dragging.

Action: N/A

Acting: 7.5/10- Close Encounters of the Third Kind had a soild cast but some of the background characters could have been better.

Special effects: 8.4/10- For this time the effects were great and they still hold up well today.

Soundtrack: 8.5/10- Not John Williams' best but still great.

Comedy: 7.8/10- It had some very comical moments in the movie.

Overall: 7.1/10- Overall Close Encounters of the Third Kind was good but not great movie that was plagued by a slow plot.

Closing comments: Close Encounters of the Third Kind was a interesting movie but slow.

Recommended for: Sci-Fi fans, Steven Spielberg fans


  1. Oh man, I wanted to buy this movie at Costco a few weeks ago on Blu-ray. I will definitely get it now that you have done this review. Thanks for another timely review.

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