I’ve Seen The Saucers

UnawareNow that pro video cameras cost less than a waffle iron, and with slick video editing software you can download off the Internet for free (Limewire, cough), anyone can make a “found footage” movie. This  cinéma-vérité (or “bullsh*t”) started with The Blair Witch Project (1999) and continues to proliferate like unattended jock itch.

Then again, why not? Paranormal Activity, another Best Buy™ single-camera movie, was made for $15,000 and raked in nearly $194 million at the box office. The cleverly-named sequel, Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) upped the quality (Sears™ video camera), and was budgeted at $3 million. It went on to make well over $163 million. It’s a digital gold rush, I tell you!

UnawareThe latest in the “found footage” craze is Unaware, a 2011 movie about extraterrestrial visitation, UFOs and butt-probing galore. Maybe not that last part. But with a hand-held camera, it’d be easy to film.

The story line, conceived in 30 seconds while walking out of the movie theater after seeing Paranormal Activity 2, goes like this: “In July 2010, a vacationing couple discovered something disturbing on a ranch in rural Texas. Armed with a home camcorder, they captured their experience on video.”

UnawareSince this “disturbing” thing is found on a Texas ranch, safe money’s on horse crap that’s shaped like Stonehenge, or a gay cow. (Not that there’s anything wrong with being a cow.)

Unaware has a spare but interesting website [click HERE], with links to all sorts of UFO information. There’s a trailer for the movie as well. I hope they spend more time on the movie’s poster, though. It looks like they got it at Best Buy™, where everyone goes to purchase crappy UFO movie posters.

One Response to “I’ve Seen The Saucers”

  1. I liked the movie

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