3 thoughts on “Arrival”

  1. The Pace Is Amazed Wonder … Intelligent & Beautiful Movie There are so many reviews here, no one is ever going to read mine, yet I feel compelled to write it anyway. First off, I am NOT a sci-fi fan, but after talking to friends who are, I am inclined to think that is part of the reason I liked this movie. While they thought it was “slow” because they have encountered all kinds of aliens and time warps and weirdnesses in their past viewing and reading, I found the pace just right to process the astonishment of what was unfolding. The…

  2. The conclusion of Arrival haunts me. This movie haunts me. Sometime you watch a movie that makes you feel strong emotions like happiness or anger but not this one. This movie is a drama with an interesting twist at the end. I’ll admit it kept me confused, which is what it was meant to do, until towards the end. It moved slow and I kept feeling like I was missing something, just like the main character. Then, when it all came together, I just “got” it, the same way the character did. We think we regard the main character…

  3. A deeply moving, thought provoking film set to a science fiction premise–with no ray guns. This is a divisive film. You will love it or hate it, but you will have an opinion. Why are there such strong feelings? I think it results from the way the film was marketed. Critics came out raving about a new Sci-Fi film and called it wildly unpredictable. The public’s interest was piqued. After all, it stars Jeremy Renner so it must be a Sci-Fi action movie, right? Maybe it’s like a good Independence Day. Wrong! There is only one explosion in this film and I don’t think there was a single…

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