If you like to watch a Sci-Fi movie that actually got a meaning, then Arrival is for sure a very nice movie to watch from Sony Pictures Entertainment. This movie moves the boundaries for how a Sci-Fi movie can be made because it makes you think.
Arrival is one of the most triggering sci-fi movies that have appeared on the big screen this year. It is political, it is controversial and it brings our curiosity to another dimension. It’s not the typical shoot and kills a type of alien invasion type of movie. Arrival is more of the mind type of thinking type of movie instead.
If you like sci-fi but not the shooting. Then I can reveal that this movie is for more than just the hardcore Sci-Fi fan out there. Read on!..
The Plot is Emotional
Taking place after several alien crafts have landed around the world. An expert linguist from a University is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. This movie put the questions about how humans can co-operate, why are we so divided today and why humans think the worst of each other etc. The plot is emotional and strong. It kept me hooked for sure.
All the effects, except for in a few scenes, in the end, is pretty awesome. Especially the angels and views from within the alien spaceship. The fact that they have managed to film on various places on earth makes also the movie look much wider and much more interesting for people outside of the US, though much of the plot is American focused. Visuals are great but could be better. Some of the scenes inside are just too dark. Yes, the story is strong for one of the characters in the movie, but this could have been done a lot better for sure.
The Actors are Very talented
Arrival is a film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. The main characters in the movie do a great job. They do fit together and there is no fatal errors that some American movies tend to have if the production is a bit over the top. The actors are down to earth and they do feel authentic, which I personally love about it.
If there is one aspect of the movie that really, really shines. It must be the music and sound. It’s very realistic, but at the same time giving the very right atmosphere. Maybe the music won’t appeal to everyone, but if you love music for films this movie won’t disappoint. I like it from start to end, although the scrolling text music at the end could be better.