Close Encounters of the Third Kind Reviews
That being said, this is for me one of Spielberg's least human works. There is something about it that is kind of cold. Richard Dreyfuss's character cares more about discovery and exploration than he does about his own children, and that comes across as alienating. It seems to sacrifice warmth and humanity for the wonder of discovery. Melinda Dillon's character does provide some balance with her quest to reunite with her son, but something about this movie still leaves me cold. It seems to posit an either/or scenario. Either you can be a boring person who stays home and never wonders about the universe, or you can throw away everything to find out exactly what is out there. It is limiting dichotomy that is only slightly subverted by giving Dillon a motivation to find the aliens that is maternal rather than purely intellectually or curiosity driven.
As far as first contact movies go, it is certainly top tier. I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in science-fi, conspiracy, or Spielberg.
Steven Spielberg has made one of the most intriguing, sometimes slow, sci-fi movie of all time. This is definitely in my top 10 favorite movies!
There's a good amount of foxy mom's in this movie. I'm loving it. The relationship between that dad and his kids doesn't seem that healthy. At least the way he reprimands them and threatens them.
I think it'd be an amazing experience seeing a UFO in person. I think it's beautiful how the UFO's keep going to these beautiful, desolate and spiritual parts of the world. Very well done sequence when the aliens are trying to get into the house. All the use of lighting and movement.
I can see how much of an influence this movie was to the movie 'Arrival'. The communication scene with the UFO's was like watching a light show mixed with a play. It's brilliant how they used hat seems to be an oboe and a trombone for the sounds. The effects used in this movie are grand. Especially the part where all the spaceships appear. All the people walking out of the ship was brilliant.
Spielberg has this amazing way of making his movies very heartwarming and endearing even if it's, especially, if it's talking about aliens. The parts with the little boy are so cute. Seeing the man hold his hand in order for him to walk down was very cute. And the dog getting slid down was funny. I really thought they weren't going to show any aliens. The first creature they show was pretty fucking terrifying. But the other ones were pretty cute.
Once again, Spielberg pulls off a family-friendly sci-fi alien movie that has heart and beautiful visuals and a good story line to follow.
"Encuentros Cercanos del Tercer Tipo" es una cinta profunda que medita sobre la condición humana y que, al mismo tiempo, funciona como una entretenida cinta de suspenso y de ciencia ficción. Está llena de momentos impactantes, los cuales son a veces monumentales (el encuentro con una gigantesca nave espacial) y a veces de una gran sencillez (Neary haciendo una montaña con un puré de papa) y está magníficamente actuada y dirigida. No por nada se le considera una de las mejores películas de ciencia ficción de todos los tiempos.
La cinta tiene dos versiones: la versión original, una edición especial de 1980 en la que se extiende el final y una "versión del director" de 1998 revisada por Spielberg, que es la versión que recomiendo.