I Saw Arrival Starring Lois Lane and Hawkeye
  • POSTED BY elheber on Nov 13, 2016

    From the guy who directed Sicario (loved it), Prisoners (loved it) and Enemy (was too stoned to know if I loved it) comes another highly anticipated, single-word movie title: Arrival. Not to be confused with the 1996 Charlie Sheen movie The Arrival, this one stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner trying to stop world governments from starting a war with aliens because of miscommunication. Does Arrival it live up to the hype, or does it fall sh—yeah, it pretty much lives up to the hype. Not gonna make you wait for the answer. It ain’t half bad.

    Aliens made for Japanese tentacle porn, park 12 of their ships across the globe attempting to communicate with humans. Every world government is racing to decipher the alien language first (for bragging rights) and ‘Muricans get Amy Adams to be our designated alien whisperer. She’s the best, but she’s also dealing with the recent death of her daughter… and also that maybe China is going to nuke the aliens. Not great, is all I’m saying.

    It’s a thinking man’s movie. If you buy a ticket expecting Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow) style city destruction, then you’re gonna have a bad time. Arrival is more like the part in those movies where the scientists try to convince the people in charge that they’re making a huge mistake, except it really focuses on the science of it. It’s a slow burn.

    If you like thinking stuff, you’ll probably like Arrival.

    "A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."

    "A closet intellectual, he acts dumb to impress women."
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