Occasional use of the "found footage" concept makes for a sometimes disturbing, but otherwise dull, psychological/science fiction thriller about alien attack. And this is no CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
When I Googled "The Fourth Kind", the fourth result was an article titled "'The Fourth Kind' Is A Hoax". No! Really? For anyone who has seen it, that is obvious! These people are bad actors, and the screenwriter makes the story inconceivable. Yet Milla Jovovich, in the beginning, says that the film will show the actual tapes, along with re-enactments. The actual tapes (I hate to break it to you, fans!) are false. This event could have never happened, and both versions of footage are absolutely staged.
The story (yes! STORY!) is set in Nome, Alaska, and centers around Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich). After her husband's death, she, a psychologist, continues the research he had started. She videotapes sessions with patients, who appear to be put over to the edge and driven to insanity. Little does she know that the reason her patients are so traumatized is that they are being abducted by aliens (the "fourth kind" of alien encounters being abduction).
Aside from the fact that THE FOURTH KIND was completely staged, it still angers its audience. I, personally, was hopeful of a decent alien film with even a few good scares. But did anyone get that? Maybe, if there are for some reason any believers in alien contact this ridiculous. Oh! And by the way: the ending was terrible. (So was the beginning and the stuff in between.)