My review for Arrival can be summed up in three words: GO WATCH IT! I try my best not to watch movie trailers anymore (except maybe a teaser or two) or if I do I limit myself to the first 10 or 15 seconds of a trailer before I watch anymore. Trailers these days just spoil the plot. I was glad I did not watch more than a few seconds of the Arrival trailer before stopping myself because they reveal a lot of the movie in it. Suffice it to say that Arrival was an incredible film with an intriguing new twist on the “Aliens-visiting-Earth” premise. Stunning cinematography and an entrancing score go hand in hand with the sci-fi mystery setting presented here. More of a thinking mans sci-fi than action, but that’s just fine in Arrival. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker play their roles well with Amy Adams taking the lead for most of the film and quite capable in the spotlight. It is unlike any other sci-fi movie I have ever seen and a superb pick for date night with the wife and for our Anniversary.
Enfin – 5 out of 5 Stars
Better than: The 5th Wave (2016)
You might also enjoy: Gravity (2013)