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High Hopes for “UFO” (2018)

As a confirmed Sci-Fi and UFO geek, I can’t wait for UFO—the movie—to come out on September 4.

Think about it; UFOs, science, math, and Scully! Can it get any better than that? I have not seen the entire movie yet, but I have seen the trailer and I like what I see.

Check out the synopsis of UFO‘s storyline:

Derek (Alex Sharp) a brilliant college student, haunted by a childhood UFO sighting, believes that mysterious sightings reported at multiple airports across the United States are UFO’s. With the help of his girlfriend, Natalie (Ella Purnell), and his advanced mathematics professor, Dr. Hendricks (X-Files‘ Gillian Anderson), Derek races to unravel the mystery with FBI special agent Franklin Ahls (David Strathairn) on his heels.

This not only looks like an interesting storyline, but a great cast as well. The production looks and sounds awesome. I mention this because this because a poor soundtrack, visual effects or other production elements can distract from or even ruin an otherwise good story. I love the work of both Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall) and David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expanse). Also, I think young newcomers Alex Sharp and Ella Purnell look to add real character depth to the story. Director, writer, and producer Ryan Eslinger brings an interesting viewpoint on movie making.

Poster for UFO
(Credit: Sony Pictures)

You can check out the interview from his last movie Madness and Genius by the Hollywood Reporter.

And for us UFO geeks, we appreciate that the topic has gained acceptance into the mainstream. We even see movies are sometimes taking it seriously and moving beyond the old “Aliens are here to destroy us!” themes.

So, let’s head out to the big screen, get our popcorn and Red Vines and enjoy what I hope to be a great UFO movie.

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