Review by Shaggy Bob
There I was chillin' as usual and what do I get? This cabbie pulls up and asks me where John Denver Dorm was. Like I had a clue what he was talkin' about. Anyhow, he explains that there's this drunk guy who need to get back to the dorm. Of course, being a nice guy that I am, I tried to talk to the drunk guy with no success. Yup, he was ready to pass out and didn't make much sense.
Speaking of silly things people do, CONTACT came out so I had to go check it out. It's about this astronomer who's facinated by listening to the intelligent life form. Of course she's listening using big ol' antenna 'cause we all know there's no intelligent life on this planet. Anyhow, they make a contact with us and well, we try to go meet them in person.
No nakkid boobs. No bullets. Tons of dead bodies. 21 on the vomit meter. No moon shots. What we got here are: pulling away from planet-fu, radio-fu, attack of killer funds-fu, antenna from hell- fu, ultimate religious fanatic-fu, desert queen-fu, attack of killer back stabber-fu, invitation from e-mail-fu, religious fanatic-fu, ultimate explosion-fu, and of course Bill-fu. Video Hall of Fame nominations to: John Hurt saying stuff like "wann go for a ride?" and to James Woods saying stuff like "Is it possible" and to Tom Skerritt for saying stuff like "I'm doing this for your own good" and to Jodie Foster saying stuff like "It would be an awful waste of space" and of course to Matthew McConaughey saying stuff like "Are you a spiritual person" Two and a quarter star. Shaggy Bob says wicked!
Spoiler -- Yup, the movie is based on the novel by Carl Sagan. It starts off as almost a drama about people involved in the late SETI project. Then the contact is made. After that, it's a battle between religous fanatics who doesn't know what they're doing against the main character who only believes in science. And yes, the zealots do make the best explosions.
If you're waiting for the phone call from Victoria Silvstedt, maybe you might want to take the cell phone. You'll miss the explosion if you don't see it on the big screen. But then if she had my phone number, I'll probably never leave the phone.
Alien Alert! What's this another fiasco with TV ratings? Why can't people just make something like V1, S2, L3, D4 and get it over with? I mean really. 4 catagories of Violence, Sexual content, Language and Dialogue have been identified. All you have to do is add simple logical rating behind each catagory and the problem is solved. Or am I just making too much sense for everyone to understand?
More info about Contact at the Internet Movie Database