Offers a hopeful picture of interplanetary events, rather than the typical predatory, violent movie aliens. Rather than fearing the unknown, the Earth's population just as easily might look forward to a peaceful, friendly encounter. Themes include perseverance and humility.
Several spooky, frightening sequences: Strange lights appear and disappear; mailboxes shake; a house is attacked by unseen presences; a car flies off the edge of a cliff; dead horses, cows and chickens are found lying by the side of the road. A little boy is abducted by aliens; his terrified mother chases him unsuccessfully. Helicopters stalk the hero and heroine, and they are captured by military forces. A giant spaceship and a number of auxiliary craft hover and land on the earth.
Occasional swearing includes "hell," "jackass," "s--t," "goddamn," "Christ," "bastards," "ass."