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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 December 2018 (USA)
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In 1989, physicist Bob Lazar broke the story of Area 51 and the US government's work on alien spacecrafts. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now.

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Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell (a film by)
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Credited cast:
Bob Lazar ... Himself - Interviewee
George Knapp ... Himself - Investigative Reporter
Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell ... Himself - Investigative Filmmaker
Mickey Rourke ... Himself - The Narrator (voice)
Joy White ... Herself - The Wife
Phyllis Tucker ... Herself - The Mom
Layne Keck ... Himself - The Hypnotist
Mario Santa Cruz ... Himself - The Friend
Zack Slizewski ... Himself - The Employee
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Terry Tavernetti ... Himself - The Polygrapher (archive footage)
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Former government physicist Bob Lazar made headlines world-wide in 1989 when he came forward with his account of reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft for the US military. The reason the public even knows the name Area 51 is because Lazar came forward about the work he did at the formerly secret military base. His testimony remains the most controversial and important UFO story of all time. This film intimately chronicles the challenges and travails of a cosmic whistleblower. Burdened with a revolutionary secret, he had to choose between his oath to his country or his conscience. Corbell's film explores Lazar's groundbreaking claims and the devastating impact it has had on his life over the course of the last 30 years, including rare and never before revealed footage guaranteed to alter the landscape of the debate. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now. Written by Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell

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4 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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It is about the man
16 December 2018 | by mingsphinxSee all my reviews

Some parts of the documentary were cheesy. Was there really a need for the filmmaker to express his ignorance by trying to show depth in prognosticating about the nature of reality? And production value was low as we are made to watch the director and the producer have extended telephone conversations about Bob Lazar.

That said, this documentary does feature current interviews with Bob Lazar and allows you the viewer to come to your own conclusions about the man. And the whole point of making this film was to allow viewers to judge for themselves what kind of person Bob Lazar is. He does not come across as one of those self promoting UFO types who will soak up every last drop of attention the rest of the world offers them. Instead, Lazar is presented as someone who might be your nerdy uncle - a little eccentric perhaps but otherwise like everyone else.

There were no hard questions asked in this film. For instance, Lazar says he attended MIT and Cal Tech but cannot name a single person whom he went to class with or who taught him nor has anyone stepped forward to say they remember him from his time there. The filmmakers did proffer some support by saying that they interviewed people who say that they dropped off Lazar at these institutions and makes the point that if these people were telling the truth, then either Lazar went to MIT and Cal Tech or was making one hell of a show of it. Lazar also stuck to his story in the face of a criminal conviction even though both MIT and Cal Tech have gone on record stating that Lazar never attended.

While it is possible that Lazar was ghosted in order to discredit him, it is still very odd that no one who attended MIT or Cal Tech can corroborate his claim. The point was gently raised but Lazar was never challenged and was instead allowed to brush aside the issue by asserting that the importance of what he had to reveal about Area 51 has nothing to do with his academic credentials. Lazar must have had his conditions before agreeing to the interview, not answering questions that might have been uncomfortable could have been one.

Is Robert Lazar telling the truth about aliens in S4 of Area 51? While he does not seem to be a conman, at least not one who has made a nice bundle from peddling his story, not everything he says is logically consistent. For instance, he tells us that the state of physics today does not understand how gravity is generated, which is true; and yet later in the film he goes on to speculate how the alien technology he purportedly studied uses a gravitational field to create propulsion. Does Bob Lazar know something about gravity that the best minds do not?

If you are looking for more tidbits about what Bob Lazar had to say about Area 51 then there is nothing new here. In fact, the same old footage from 1989 is used to tell viewers what he had to say. What is new is that this is a current interview of Bob Lazar and it is the closest most of us will ever get to knowing the man.


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