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Movie Review: Fire In The Sky

Fire in the Sky is one of those UFO abduction classics, and it has DB Sweeney and that guy from Terminator 2 made out of liquid metal. And a badass title.

And that’s about where it ends.The whole dude-got-taken-by-aliens-but-they-think-we-killed-him sequence plays out about as well as you’d imagine it would. There is a lot of obtuse needless drama and animosity.

The memory from the abduction is gross and features sadistic aliens that look like the little guy in ET; compared to my imagination, it’s boring. Also, its wildly different from Travis Walton’s actual recountance, which is understandable because his story is rather boring.

The reunion at the end is heart-warming like heartburn. Pun and terrible joke intended; it does not deserve proper wit.

This would not have been the case had they played out the entirety of the real drama surrounding the events rather than focusing on the abduction. The real story is about the media’s effect on the situation, and at this they fail. Terribly. The producers ruined a pretty interesting story, actually.

Everything else is mediocre and doesn’t even evince any sort of heartfelt critique: the music is generic movie composition (save for the song playing during the end credits; it’s not bad), the dialogue works but isn’t great, the cinematography is bland (even on the goddamn spaceship!) and there is not a single titty in the whole thing. For shame.

2/5

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