Case 347 – MOVIE REVIEW
Psychologist Dr Mia Jansen sets out on an adventure to unravel the mystery of alien existence in the universe. She sets out with two documentary filmmakers to prove that her father was right. However, along the way the three encounter some strange and unexplained events.
This documentary type film showcases the story of Dr Mia Jansen, a psychologist but yet more interested in exposing the truth behind alien abduction conspiracies. Her reasoning for making this story is that her father died whilst trying to do the same and hopes that she can uncover the truth behind his death as well. Yes, you could say that this film can be classed as a documentary but throughout their journey Even though it can be interesting at times as not only are you given a compelling story to explore but also along the way we meet individuals who have had experiences with extraterrestrial life and events. So as well as this being a form of entertainment, it could also serve as a learning experience.
As well there does seem to be a mild twist at the middle of the film which may spark interest even more. This is because at one stage of the production an old enemy reunites with the Mia and her team which kickstarts the story of the concerned family who have experienced alien-like events.
What’s great about this film, is that it introduces you into the topic and what the overall theme is and then gradually starts showing the story of a family who has claimed have had alien encounters in their family. As it begins to focus more on the family’s story, the theme of horror really does begin to show with some scenes of blood, psychotic and possibly more of a disturbing nature for some viewers. Towards the end, it starts becoming more frightening and horror like as if it has suddenly become a horror movie. You could say they left the best till last but in my opinion, I would’ve like to have seen more of these kinds of scenes scattered all the way through instead of saving them until the end even if it did make a dramatic ending.
Throughout the trio’s time at the family’s home, it shows video camera footage from the house which captures some questionable content through the nights which can’t really be explained.
The content is fantastic for the topic it’s based on and the way it was shot and produced is perfect for this film. As well as the in house footage from the family, we are also showed a short clip of raw footage which does appear to be real. So does this mean that this film is base on true events? Whatever this means, I love how it comes you engaged and on the edge of your seat all the way through with new things taking place all the time. What makes this really intriguing is how many events take place which cannot be explained in any shape or form.
The acting does seem a bit unrealistic for what they are trying to achieve in my opinion. It could be slightly improved to make it have a more realistic feel to it as the type of film they have produced relies on it as it makes the experience that much better.