Movie Review – Arrival

Movie Review - ArrivalI think Arrival is the best science fiction movie in years. Personally, I would have to go back to Edge of Tomorrow to find one almost as good. Not that these two movies are remotely alike. Arrival is more related to Contact — with Jodi Foster.

The pacing and twists of the movie strongly resembles a good M. Night Shylamalan movie. It builds slowly, and many times the characters, especially Amy Adams, whisper their lines. It’s a very subdued performance.

There is little or no excitement in the movie. It’s almost entirely cerebral.

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This is one of those rare movies that must be seen twice to appreciate. It’s almost more enjoyable the second time through when you understand exactly what’s going on.

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: This movie relies heavily on subtle visual cues. There are no unimportant scenes, but I managed to find a few peetimes that are decent.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Arrival. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for brief strong language
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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