The Fourth Kind
You know that relative that shows up at your house and never seems to leave? They spill stuff on your computer, adjust the settings on your high-definition television an use all of your good towels, daily. This is sort of what The Fourth Kind is like, only noisier. At first you're thinking, "ah this might be sort of interesting," but soon you realize, "okay I've heard all there is to hear from this person/movie before and I hope this is over soon."
This goofy, mess of a film thinks that it is all sorts of things, including clever and cute, but in reality it is amateur hour despite its big budget and production values. The Fourth Kind follows a psychologist named Abigail Tyler as she discovers that people are being abducted in isolated Nome, Alaska. The director tries to pass off the entire affair as being based on a true story and this was reflected in the marketing.
In short you've seen all of this film's "tricks" before and you probably would have been impressed, if it was 1979. This film made money as it successfully exploited its built in audiences thirst for a good alien story, but my two-cents is to stay away from this one.
Story D (The story is painful on a few levels.)
Use of Science D (What science? There are aliens, they know how to do stuff and they are hitting the backwoods of Alaska, because...)
Acting C (Milla Jovovich does an okay job as Dr. Tyler but there isn't much of a script to work with.)
Portrayal of Women B (Overall the Dr. Tyler character isn't a total damsel in distress and that is very good.)
Style/Sex Appeal C
Home Theater/HD Factor B
Gut Check (Level of Studio Executive Guts) C (Saying yes to this script took guts.)
Overall Innovation F
A Little Fact About Cherie:
Never been abducted and I am not currently interested either.