Month: November 2016

Movie Review: Arrival

Movie Review: Arrival

 

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

There’s a point early on in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival¬† where a team of scientists and soldiers, entering the alien vessel for the first time, hike through a tunnel until they reach¬† the seeming end of it. One character tosses a Glo-Stick up in the air….and it continues to fall upwards. It is at this point that we realize we have entered, to quote Walter Pidgeon’s Professor Morbius in Forbidden Planet (like Amy Adam’s character, a professor of languages ), a completely new set of scientific values. Villeneuve’s film may seem on the surface to be just another alien-first-contact movie but it’s actually something much more interesting and unique. It’s a true rarity, a film adaptation of a quite recent, highly-acclaimed science fiction short story that manages to do its source material justice. Continue reading “Movie Review: Arrival”