Review - Netflix Watch Instantly Movies - "A UFO Conspiracy"
This documentary is part "UFO Phenomenon Recap" and "UFO's-as-demonology," the latter of which really takes away from the first 75% of the film, which was really quite good.
I've watched other such documentaries before, and I've found all of them interesting. Who wouldn't, given the subject matter. However, this one left me wanting at the end, and sorely disappointed.
Let's look at the film more closely.
The last hundred years or so of sighting information was presented accurately, and without any type of implications being imparted to the viewer--save for the obvious element of We On Planet Earth possibly having been visited by extra terrestrial beings at one time or another. *That* is, of course, the entire point of this film's study.
Stated another way, the first three quarters of the documentary didn't dive off the deep end into scare tactics, essentially letting the viewer decide for themselves.
Things broke down at the 75% mark, however, with an almost immediate segue (pronounced",seg-way") into the mentioning of Abrahamic viewpoints about "Satan", "demons", and "fallen angels" Can anyone say "Nephilim"? (I mean, what type of project would this be if it didn't delve into the "fallen angels mating with the 'daughters of men'" mythology?
Following the first mentioning of the creatures, the viewer is treated to a wonderful flash-frame-forward viewing of a series of demonic-like images, replete with the usual "Goat Horned 'Devil'" type of images. Historically, images such as these took the place of the pre-medieval "Pagan Gods," such as Pan, Cernunnos, and the rest of the various Pantheons that existed before Christianity took hold of Europe in ages past, essentially being used by the early European Churches as "substitute imagery" for the "heathen folk" (read: Country Dwellers), who had very little influence upon the more powerful factions of the day.
The last 25% of the documentary is a cautionary tale, and we are "warned very sternly" by--get this!--A "Welsh Baptist" pastor from California! What the heck? A Californian, Baptist pastor of Welsh decent, complete with accent. This guy took up TEN WHOLE MINUTES, and was the LAST PART OF THE MOVIE!
"Ouch!" In a word.
So just what is this telling us? That Baptists seem to know all there is to know about so-called demons, devils, and fallen angels and their semi-human offspring (from the 'courting' of early history's young ladies, so it would appear.)?
This reviewer thinks otherwise.
Summarizing, I found "A UFO Conspiracy" rather enjoyable for the first three quarters of the show, but ended up rolling my eyes at the end. The addition of a "California-based 'Welsh' Baptist Preacher" ending the film just didn't cut the mustard with this reviewer.
There wasn't enough information presented before the segue into the last quarter of the movie; if more supportive information had been given to support the latter part of the film, I believe it would have made it more enjoyable, as well as supported the (assumed) opinions of the film's producers. However, as it stands, it just didn't do that very well, as I see it.
The first 3/4 was informative and interesting. The last 25% was somewhat less satisfying, meant more to provide a fear-response in the viewer, of the "believe in Christ or Go Straight To Hell" type of response. At that point, I had, indeed, had enough.
I'm just glad that Welsh Baptist isn't served with Welsh Rarebit. To me, the two would just clash too much! ;->
Be Well Everyone, and Thanks For Reading! --Firefishe