Two Minute Movie Review: Arrival

  • If I recall correctly, the trailers tried to imply that this was an alien invasion movie. It’s not. It’s an alien communication movie.
  • It’s about learning to communicate with beings that think in a manner and fashion that is utterly unlike the way that we do.
  • It’s also an exploration just how humanity would react to first contact.
  • Some solid and unexpected twists and turns.
  • It’s a thinky movie, not an explosion-fest. But the kind of more cerebral science fiction film that often gets ignored in favor of its big-budget explosion-focused blockbuster cousin.
  • Solid performances throughout, and Amy Adams is terrific in the (difficult) lead role.

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