UFO (2018) DVD review – Complicated Maths

It is only a matter of time before the existence of extraterrestrial life will be confirmed. Numerous films about UFOs, aliens and creatures that want to make contact with the distant home have already been reviewed. In UFO, an obsessed Alex Sharp looks for the story behind a suspicious object above the Cincinatti airport.

The sleep almost got us when we saw a too long textual intro. Although we doubted the first, there followed a reasonable display of a young boy who wants to communicate with an alien ship using complicated mathematics. While the FBI tries to cover up the phenomenon, student Derek Echevaro himself goes into research. Together with his partner in crime Natalie (Ella Punnell) and professor Hendricks (Gillian Anderson) he goes into battle with agent Ahls (David Straithairn).

Derek witnessed a remarkable appearance at a young age. Nobody who believed him then. Until one day he still has the chance to prove himself right. He does everything possible and, thanks to a mathematical reasoning, he may come to an answer. What is the ship, do they want to communicate with us and why does the government cover everything up? Moreover, he wants to make it clear that we are indeed not alone here.

UFO 2018 review

The plot of UFO is not the most original, but interesting enough to remain fascinated for a long time. We see a fascinated protagonist who shows increasingly obsessive behavior about the existence of extraterrestrial life. He loses interest in school and his best friends and makes every effort to succeed in his intention. Clichés take the upper hand towards the end and the level of the film does not become more than mediocre. It will all be a lot, it will be a bit boring. And whoever thought to see a visual spectacle, unfortunately also comes back from a bare journey.

As lovers of paranormal films we were couldn’t wait to dismantle the UFO, but in retrospect, the discovery of extraterrestrial life was less fun than we first thought. The role of Gillian Anderson is also minimal and contributes little to the quality of the role. We know her from the X-Files in which she played a glorious role, but here she is not convincing. In other words, the mathematical puzzle can not be solved by her.

6/10

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Pieter Kesselaers
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Pieter richtte in 2016 Men's Room op, hetzelfde jaar waarin hij werk maakte van zijn zoontje Nibe. Houdt zich verder bezig met gamen, lezen en als er nog tijd overschiet: een loopje in het park.

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