In a remote space observatory perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a needle frantically scratches erratic lines on a strip chart recorder confirming an extraterrestrial signal. ...
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In a remote space observatory perched high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a needle frantically scratches erratic lines on a strip chart recorder confirming an extraterrestrial signal. Emmett Shaw, the powerful, charismatic billionaire who owns the observatory, rushes to the station, hungry to expose the discovery. This is the biggest moment in human history, and he is the man responsible for it all. With the goal of immediately sharing the signal with the entire world, he brings along two leading journalists, Kara Walsh, an extremely attractive, top-notch investigative reporter who begrudgingly owes her career to Shaw, and Reverend Fletcher, a new age visionary with the hottest radio show in the country. Also accompanying Shaw is Jack Jones, a scruffy but brilliant computer technician whose pessimistic and often sarcastic attitude ruffles many feathers in the group, especially Smitty's, the program director, who happens to be Jack's ex-girlfriend, and the only Christian in the group....Written by
This is a good movie. The ending is a little too simple but overall it is a decent revealing of an indescribable force in the universe. It was nice how all the characters, except for the Christian girl deceive themselves about their own worth by their worldly success. The casting is excellent but the special effects could use some help. It was also interesting to show the military trying to use it as a weapon kind of like what they did with LSD. Not being a hail and brimstone Christian myself I think the reviewers are overreacting in their condemnation. When you look at revelations in the bible it does present such a black and white unforgiving idea of the future that you can see how easy some horrible event like the Inquisition could happen.
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