Name: Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Tagline: “Why are they here?”
PLOT : When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
MY TAKE : When I first saw the trailer it honestly didn’t interest me. I am a big fan of alien movies, but for whatever reason I chose to pass on this one. Then the other day MDI and I were searching for something to watch, and I figured this was as close to a “horror” movie as I could go with her. Man was I wrong. This movie was fantastic for essentially being about a linguist doing alien kindergarten. There is all these flashes and dream sequences, that you can’t tell if they are the future to the past, which I started to get bored off. Don’t get me wrong, the payoff is worth it and makes sense. To me it just had it drag a bit. So Amy Adams starts learning the language of the aliens, who they call Abbott and Costello who I love, and what does the masterminds of the wold do? They shut communication down and start talking war… with beings that traveled from space. That shit drives me nuts, mostly because that’s EXACTLY what would happen. That might even by why I didn’t score the film higher, which is silly, but humanity irritates me.
Aside from the minor hangups I had with the film, it is really worth a watch. The pace isn’t too bad other than the dream sequences, which again make sense in the end. Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams have great chemistry and bring a real believability to the work they are doing in the film. Check it out!
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