Close Encounters of the Third Kind

When I started watching this I wasn’t really feeling it, and immediately was thinking that it was going to be a bit of a slog to get through. Sure, I had fond memories of enjoying it when I was a kid, but I hadn’t re-watched in ages. Then, after about the first half hour, I started getting sucked in, and I was completely “in” until the end. This is still a fantastic take on the alien movie, and you can already see that Spielberg is really something special. I also love that it’s a movie that doesn’t really include much conflict, and the joy on Dreyfuss’s character’s face when he gets chosen to enter the craft is just, well, joyous.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.