Tuesday, March 5, 2013


My movie review for Contact

Movie Genre: Sci-Fi

Grade: B, by Matthew Felsted

Contact is a powerful sci-fi cosmic mystery movie. Based on the real life organization founded at Berkeley University, the radio telescope facilities of SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence), and how it discovered a anomalous "WoW" Signal.

Throughout the movie, a female scientist passionately leads the world to decode the secret alien transmissions which ultimately lay the blueprints for building a colossal machine. The first machine is destroyed by religious terrorists, but is revealed that a billionaire secretly built a second one in a hidden location. She volunteers to be a test subject of the machine. The machine is initiated and by its motion it rips a hole in the fabric of space-time and she is taken on a time-warp journey through a wormhole.

When she returns, no one actually believes her story. No matter how emphatically she pleads, the skeptical audience refuses to believe her. They scrap the mission and cancel the machine.

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