My Review: I was not a fan of The Fourth Kind, director Olatunde Osunsanmi’s previous effort, and, while I liked Evidence better, there are still many problems plaguing this found-footage movie.
First of all, it’s hard to care when all of the characters dying on screen or potentially in danger are just walking Las Vegas cliches (a dancer, an apprentice magician, wannabe actress, an addict with a big bag of cash and so on….) with no depth at all.
And let’s not even talk about the cops whose investigation does not come close to any kind of legitimate real world police work.
Finally you have a killer with no apparent motive, killing people in the middle of nowhere while everybody (including the killer) keeps on shooting videos.
I have to admit that, for the last complain, most will make more sense by the end of the movie. And I am one of the few who actually did enjoy the final twist and reveal (not too tough to spot, considering the many obvious red herrings the script is throwing at us).
Evidence did not leave such a bad impression on me after all and it is a step in the right direction for director Olatunde Osunsanmi. If you’re a fan of found footage movies you might want to check this movie out. For the others, maybe not…
By The way, there is another movie called Evidence from 2012 and it is a found footage movie as well. It is also a much better movie than this one.
My Rating: 5/10
Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi