2016-11-11 09:09
amy adams

What it's about:

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team, lead by expert linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate the alien craft. As mankind teeters on the verge of a global war, Banks and the team race against time to find answers. Lousie Banks will take a chance that could threaten her life, and, quite possibly, humanity.

What we thought:

There’s this rare thing that sometimes happens when I go to watch a film. I get totally engrossed in the story and escape to another time and place from the comfort of a cinema seat. 

When this does happen I know that I’m watching a great film. 

Walking out of the cinema afterwards is sometimes such a disappointment when you plummet back to reality from the make-believe world you just visited for the last hour or more. 

Arrival is one of those films that captures you and pulls you into the storyline with such ease that you barely even notice it. 

Before you know it you are part of a thrilling alien drama unfolding in front of your eyes. You can’t help but get sucked into the mystery of the black floating pebbles. Curiosity quickly got the better of me as I tried my best to put the pieces of this magnificent puzzle together. 

The success of the film is undoubtedly embedded in the unravelling of the complex and highly intelligent plotline. Where other alien movies struggle to mix sci-fi with real-life, Arrival makes it look almost too easy. 

Add to that the superb acting by Amy Adams (Dr. Louise Banks) and Jeremy Renner (Ian Donnelly) and you’ve got a thrilling theatre experience like no other.

If The Martian made science look sexy, then Arrival is doing the same for linguistic anthropology. The film takes a look at what happens when we open our minds to something we’ve never considered before. The answer? Well, you will just have to wait and see. 

This film is absolutely worth your time and money. Go watch it. You won’t be sorry. 

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