CONTACT (1997) Explained

  • Published on:  5/11/2018
  • Contact is a 1997 science fiction drama directed by Robert Zemeckis, adapted from the novel of the same name by the legendary Carl Sagan

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  • Mr Meat flaps (May 11, 2018)

    This movie is underrated.

  • siddharth nagar (Feb 5, 2019)

    It's actually for smart People, not your typical crowd pleaser

  • Rogue Ascendant (Feb 1, 2019)

    That is because bickered from whatever top secret organization hiding the true sh*t.

  • lurkerrekrul (May 22, 2018)

    Alien 1: So how did your contact with... what's it called... Earth go?Alien 2: Oh you know, the usual, they built the machine, sent a traveler, I gave her some cryptic information and then sent her back with no verifiable evidence that she was ever here.Alien 1: Hahaha! Her race is going to think that she's nuts! Classic!Alien 2: Yup, it'll be centuries before they waste their time trying that again.Alien 1: So did you make yourself look like one of her species?Alien 2: Even better, I turned ...

  • Janusz Vanderhagen (Feb 11, 2019)

    +Miriam Thompson There's a Catholic YouTuber named "The Distributist". He's a former atheist. He made a great video called "The Fatal Flaw of 'New Atheism' (understanding the cult of confidence)". Despite the title, this is a very charitable, balanced video that I think you and your husband would enjoy. Many atheists have commented on how good it was even though they disagreed with it. I would post the link, but, for some reason, people can't see my replies when I do that.

  • Miriam Thompson (Feb 11, 2019)

    +Janusz Vanderhagen Yes - the Occham's Razor argument. I get this often from my mechanistic atheist husband who is also a theoretical physicist. It is impossible to discuss metaphysics, consciousness or spirituality with him at any level as it does not compute within the confines of his religion of scientific laws. "Prove it!" is often the childish response. Knowing full well we are discussing things that æay beyond the physical realm of observation and measurement. In other words, the Occham...

  • siddharth nagar (Jun 27, 2018)

    Contact is a fantastically, brilliant movieOne of the smartest sci-fi I have seen

  • Rogue Ascendant (Feb 1, 2019)

    And yet after all this years, humanity are not ready yet to venture the furthest unknown. And sentient alien life out there would not welcomed us as they see us still toddlers, stone age folks who still goes bloodshed to each other and unto to our own world.

  • Cory Mck (Dec 4, 2018)

    I'm just here for *Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova*

  • john gerity (6 days ago)

    I'm just here for the heckmas

  • thetank971 (Feb 15, 2019)

    Who the heck is that ?

  • Joel Louzy (Dec 13, 2018)

    PS when you get plans to build an alien transportation device over FM radio and they don''t include a chair in the blue prints; don't put an FN chair in it.

  • wysoft (Feb 1, 2019)

    that's why she got sent back so soon, the aliens were pissed off that we couldn't just follow the directions. they probably thought of us like a kid building a lego spacecraft who starts adding dinosaur blocks to it.

  • Dan Jakubik (May 27, 2018)

    Contact. One of the more intelligent and plausible science fiction films which tackles difficult subjects including social consequences, politics and religious faith.

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  • com nut (Dec 30, 2018)

    Depends how you define plausible (dictionary says 'maybe possible')... what do you think of 'star wars' ?? --- Do you think that in the future it would be possible to travel a distance of 5 light years in only an hour or so??A hundred years ago it was considered impossible to get from UK to america in less than a month..

  • animalmother556x45 (Dec 13, 2018)

    ............"Why build one, when you can build two for twice the price?" When I was young, I always thought "that doesn't make sense", I have worked for the government for many years. It is fucking accurate. STILL doesn't make sense, mind you....but it is accurate.

  • Scotty S (6 days ago)

    In my experience you would buy/build three; one to break during shakedown, one to use, and a spare.

  • Chorkaloopa (Feb 11, 2019)

    They could have built 3 of the machines with the money that Rumsfeld said was missing from the Pentagon on September 10, 2001. The irony of it all....

  • That Guy (Jul 11, 2018)

    What a great film, they don't make movies like this anymore.

  • manakin5 (Feb 11, 2019)

    I always laugh when I see or hear people say things "They don't make movies like this anymore." As if there were no awful or lousy movies in the theaters back in 1997.

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  • Eduardo Alcalá (1 day ago)

    John Lithgow was awesome in this film

  • David Martinez (May 16, 2018)

    This video was more of a synopsis than an explanation.

  • YTEdy (Dec 26, 2018)

    Yes. I kept waiting for the explanation and it never came.