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Too Close for Comfort: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Review

Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1977 to overwhelming success,
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is possibly one of the best-known science fiction films. It became very influential in pop-culture at the time, and was rather revolutionary for showing a relatively benign race of aliens, not here to conquer or destroy, but to build up a friendship with us. It combines elements of wonder, horror, mystery and drama to bring us a really interesting, if slow, story about a man trying to get answers after he himself has a close encounter with a UFO. Spielberg's direction, the masterful special effects and John William's beautiful score all combine to create a coherent and gorgeous film. 
STORY: 4/5 Stars. Close Encounters has a very intriguing plot full of mystery, wonder, and suspense. The pacing, however, can be slow, and the film tends to drag in some areas, but in the moments where the ships appear and the plot continues, I found myself unable to look away. It op…

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