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Arrival 2016

It's essentially the "squidward teaches humans a special language" movie.

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Shout by ltcomdata
2016-11-21T02:18:42+01:00— updated 2017-03-13T02:24:37+01:00

The (mostly) faithful adaptation of the science fiction short story "The Story of Your Life' by Ted Chiang. The short story is absolutely fantastic, with an original premise and flawless execution. Therefore I had high hopes for the movie. And despite the fact that there is nothing wrong with the movie, there is also nothing great about it. It is a pretty conventional adaption. Because part of the charm of the story is not only the twist ending (which the movie keeps), but also the beautiful language which describes the time perspectives. And those were not kept in the movie. Thus, we were left with the visual medium trying to convey the poetry of words. Yes, visually stunning shots helps to do that, and the movie tries its best to be a stunning visual experience. But in this case the words themselves added immensely to the story. The movie starts with a voice-over narration. They should have done a lot more of that, quoting the short story language.

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Sorry but this movie was a waste of time.

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Terrible don't waste your time

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An emotional, spine-tingling movie. Highly recommended.

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Such a good movie.. bravo!

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Film barat berjudul “Arrival” ini merupakan film yang menceritakan tentang sebuah pesawat ruang angkasa misterius yang turun ke bumi. Kemudian untuk menginvestigasi pesawat ruang angkasa tersebut, dibentuk sebuah tim yang dipimpin oleh seorang dokter dan juga ahli bahasa, yaitu Dr. Louise Banks ( Amy Adams ) untuk menyelidikinya.

Dr. Louise Banks harus berpacu dengan waktu untuk mencari jawaban dan memecahkan misteri ruang angkasa tersebut yang juga bisa mengancam hidupnya serta seluruh kemanusiaan ini.

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Loved it. Great story well delivered.

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la película es impresionantemente buena!

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This is good movie, offering different view point!

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Not great, but not at all bad... It thinks it's smarter than it actually is, but I found it quite predictable.

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Decent movie. One time watch. Very good concept, but what's missing is a gripping storyline. Felt at some parts that the pace of movie was very slow.

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First Kodi movie watcehd and it was good.

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A reflection on today's world where communication is easily misinterpreted and used as a tool to divide humanity.

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This movie was a huge let down. But i already knew that it was bad. You knew it to. Wanna make a baby? An octopus baby

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"You wanna make a baby?"... One of the worst lines of dialog I've ever heard. Better suited for a season of Keeping up with the Kardashians.

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Execellent movei with good actors

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Well this was a masterpiece!

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I think was ok. They put an effort to make it interesting. When comes to alien design, most movies fails anyway. Squids? Oh well.

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Película de las que no te deja indiferente, o gusta mucho o nada.
Yo estoy entre los primeros.

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Um dos melhores sci-fi que vi em muito tempo. Suspense, drama, mistério. Fiquei vidrado, praticamente sem piscar durante todo o filme. 10/10 com certeza.

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does anyone remember the original name this movie had?

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I know, China is the badass who always wants to fk the waorld up.

I know deeply.

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This movie was a false representation. They market this as an alien filled psi-fi fest- and it hardly delivers. Not sure if they were trying to put together a think piece- or try and make it seem like language studies are more important than they truly are.

There is hardly any alien, or military visuals in the film. Hardly any screen time with the martians- that isn't completely blurred.

You'll get about half way through this movie and think to yourself, "I know this isn't getting any better- but I'm already half way..."

Awful movie.

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If you expect an action SF it's totally not

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Heavy on the fiction, weak on the science. This makes the human race look incredibly stupid. They are completely guessing at what the aliens are saying. They have no proof at all. Seems to me, beings would be able to decipher our simple symbols before we could make any progress with theirs, duh! They mastered space travel didn't they?

Also, in order to communicate in a first contact situation would be to use symbols that we both have in common, and the only thing that we could have in common would be the elements of the periodic table. Quantum physics would be the only way to communicate initially.

Last point, and this goes along with the first point. They mastered space travel, obviously superior. Wouldn't they have first contact protocols ready, before they actually land. Why come and just sit there looking stupid? Awaiting a primitive species to figure you out. Wouldn't they at least take the lead, not let some dumb college teacher to bumble things up.

I'm sorry but this movie is just plain dumb. At least the science portion of it is.

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This was complete rubbish. I go to see all styles of movie's, comedy, horror, action, thriller, suspense. This wasn't any of them. If you go to see this, take a pillow. You'll get the best 2 hours sleep of your life.

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Shout by Abdelilah
2017-02-07T23:55:51+01:00— updated 2017-04-05T19:25:29+02:00

I managed to watch the whole thing even if it's like listening to someone who is too lazy to tell the story..
acting and time paradoxes bothered me but not as much as this line at the end “Despite knowing the journey and where it leads, I embrace it and welcome every moment of it.”
I don't understand how can she say that.. after knowing that her child will get cancer..! she didn't just know! she kinda experienced the whole thing..!

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This film could be 30minutes and finish...I just watched it because it was interesting how they described the alien and the language...after seing it the film was over... So dont waste time till the end, skip your player and watch every 10 minutes, and save your time...

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this is by far the worst movie in a long time don't waste you time ..BORING

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this will be short..probably some will like it but this is no edge of your seat movie possible interesting storyline but not a movie I would recommend.. in my opinion BORING comes to mind

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Was very disappointed in this film.

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Disappointed.....while basis of the movie is intriguing the execution was extremely poor. I love sci-fi's that are more than visual effects and action so I appreciate the depth of this film. This isn't your typical alien invasion storyline it really had the potential to be a great movie. There was also such a lack of emotion it seemed like the entire cast as on xanex!!! The ending was also very weak and left too many questions unanswered.

If you're looking to kill some time or veg on a Sunday afternoon give it a watch but this is NOT a main attraction movie night film.

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Boring, confusing, incoherent and wants to be one of those "what if?" movies. Skip

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First half was really good. Second half was the usual Hollywood stuff. Shame

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It’s good but very boring

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I've never seen straight actors struggle so hard to pretend to be into each other like Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in this movie.

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So the free choice does not exist? I'm not buying it.
Also, why the less advanced species are supposed to learn the more advanced language? This would be like expecting that people wait till dogs start to communicate in English.

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This movie takes us to interesting places, exploring the barriers of language that meeting an alien race would pose, the geopolitical impact of the first contact with an extraterrestrial life, the mystery of... "Why are they here!?" but it sells itself short, going instead to a rushed third act with no REAL explanation whatsoever for why these creatures have come to the earth. This movie is amusing at times but very disappointing overall.

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amy adams breathing loudly into her microphone the entire movie is super annoying. can't even concentrate on the movie

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You may find yourself waiting over 2 hours to something to happen... And that something, indeed, will never happen.
It's questionable the whole plot, when the aliens do not do anything over the whole movie, and at the finale when you're expecting for a "massive" attack ends on nothing, so the overhelming suspense has no reason to be...

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Many people are thrilled of this movie so I was curious why. I went to the cinema, watched it and honestly I don't know what they are thrilled of :) For me it's just another sci-fi movie with nice legacy but we've already seen this in many different forms. The end is a little bit confusing because of time paradox but you just have to take it as it is. Don't think about it much or your head might explode :) If you like sci-fi go for it but do not expect any action in this movie, it's not about that. It's about legacy to mankind.

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It was okay. The premise was very interesting and I think that they had just focused on the building communication aspect, maybe a bit like Nell, I would have liked it more. I'm not sure the twist was necessary.

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It wasn't bad, but kinda bored me, nothing much happened...

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this fucking bad
WTF babababababababa

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WOOOOB WOOB WOB WOOOOOOB and the rest of the movie is just like that.

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Over all a fine movie. Good for a one over, I think the rewatch-ability of it is very low.
Overall...
Pros
- The communication element and focus on that element was neat and different.
- The effects were decent. Though this is more of the lower side of a pro though because I've seen video games with better looking CGI than they used during the climax. That was a bit jarring. They're decent, nothing to write home about.
- The alien language looked cool. Yes it's a shallow reason, so sue me.

Cons
- Super generic character behaviors. Unfortunately it couldn't escape the sameness that all alien encounter movies seem to share.
- Lots of useless people. If you're like me you will only know 2 of the characters names by the end. The rest are either functionally useless, or cliche "imma just get in your way" roles.
- and my biggest annoyance we never find out what crisis the aliens needed humanity's help with. That would have mades MUCH more interesting movie. Instead we're just left to wonder because like virtually all alien encounter films only the humans story gets too told.

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I don't understand why this is considered to be such a life-affirming movie. I just don't. I was bored most of the time, mildly intrigued sometimes, and downright confused how the end of the movie is supposed to be so special. Oy. Not a terrible movie. Just not a mind bending spectacular film the critics are calling it.

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One of the most baffling sci-fi movies I have seen in years. The complete opposite of Independence Day, this was a thought provoking though puzzling film with stellar performances from Adams and Renner. Don't go into this expecting the alien destruction of the White House (sorry Trump haters). For the patient viewer this is deep, rewarding science fiction.

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Did she really at the end decide to have the child anyway, knowing about the deadly, untreatable disease? That seems like a pretty clear decision, why would you want to do that to your potential child? Unless I missed something, that seems morally very wrong.

Do you dislike feeling like you've been lied to, or shown seriously misleading information? Read this before you watch, so you can watch out for that: This movie contains unreliable time telling. Events that seems to be happening before or after other events, may actually not be.

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Arrival is an alien movie without alien as its central subject. It's more like a drama revolving its main character, Louise Banks (Amy Adams), on cracking the way we communicate and experience our life. It rests on Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that language shapes the way our mind think. Utilizing this hypothesis, the movie build on a premise that gives us an interesting non-linear technique in presenting the story and reveal a surprising twist in the end while still manage to grasp the audience suspense (without awkwardly dumbing it down like many other movies with a twist).

However, as it is centered mostly on Louise, the people and setting around her feel rather bland and weak. Major supporting character Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), despite having long enough screen time, appear nothing more than a prop to Louise. Relationship between them come off as a bit janky and sudden near the end. A number of other supporting character, especially Shang (Tzi Ma), also feel like a shallow plot device to keep the story going.

Still a good one for the interesting premise, not the best one for the execution though.

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Intelligent and purposefully directed, Arrival succeeds in its' ambitious themes despite sedate pacing and uneven characterization.

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Sooo... well made movie, good acting (the white house people were a bit to dumb but who knows, it is not like I will ever witness that ;) and quality filming including fx. The ending was a bit odd though.... let's just say it felt like a thriller that deals with catching a serial killer and after 1.5 hours you see the end trailer and a voice narrates that they caught the guy. Done... what?

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I appreciate the ride offered and was entertained by "Arrival" but if this came in any less competent package my rating would be much lower.
Instead of relying on explosions as other Hollywood titles of this kind do were instead focusing on an outer space mystery while still not presenting "human characters"* which is something the story asked for (they're all just a backdrop to for our Mary Sue anyways). Tying into this does the world building which was questionable at best along with quite a few stupid people in charge.

*Might also mention the usage of Max Richter's "Nature of Daylight" here; it does not magically conjure emotional connections for your characters on screen and I would even go as far and say that it's not at all suitable as a complementary track (the use in the opening sequence was esp. awful imho).

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Great movie but the dig at Australia over the aboriginals was very wrong to bring up...how dare they bring that into a scifi movie, nothing to do with the movie......so disrespectful to the Australian people....

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de l'humanité pas de violence enfin un bon film

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I was expecting an action thriller movie based on the trailer with a twist thrown in, but instead I got a drama thriller. When they said aliens I expected all out war and action not a slow suspense movie. It wasn't a bad movie just not what I was hoping for going into this science fiction thriller. A bit too slow at times but a very good script with good actors.

This movie requires thinking and I wanted more of turn off your brain kind of action. I'm simple I will admit that and I know what I felt like. Again this was a very good movie but not for everyone.

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7.5/10

Without being a master piece, be it of sound or visual, this is a nice experience that will make you think and wonder.

"If you could see all your life from start to finish, would you change things?"

This movie brings an interesting approach to Time, which you would’t expect from a sci-fi movie where an extra terrestrial species makes contact.
It made me think about how foreseeing the future could either allow you to shape it or become crazy trying. If you were writing the book you will read, where would the content come from? Do you see what actually is or what you want the future to be. And therefore do you even see the future? Or do you see a future? Probably you’d go crazy and live a life of regrets from what could have been but wasn’t.

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My rewiew about “Arrival”
EN
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/10/arrival-review-amy-adams-jeremy-renner-science-fiction
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/arrival-2016
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein
Well, in the beginning I was deeply interested in this movie because I like linguistic thematics and clever sci-fy deeds, and, in my lonely opinion, it holds these two topics in a very bright manner. Nevertheless, the movie in itself didn’t impressed me, the development of the alien code didn’t received its real emphasis to me, and I was saddly expecting it, and the movie fell in some dumb platitudes such as that last conversation between the protagonist and the major Chinese general, I have my objections to simple-minded and careless sentences such as “let’s just preserve the global peace” because it didn’t fit in our contemporary reality. Although, it’s necessary to say that the movie’s initial ideia was just fantastic, and that its insight to put an reading-future hability in the alien code was breathless as well.
Moreover, I just enjoyed that guardian’s rewiew about this movie, and the Arthur C Clark and Wittgenstein’s comantareis fited perfectly in this context, or don’t you agree that “there is just 2 possibilities in our world: We are alone in the universe or we are not, and both are, equally terrifieng”¿

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There was a lot that was good in this movie, but there were also some issues for me. The concept itself was very interesting. It's first contact from a linguistic perspective. It's the confusion, the hours of studying, learning, coordinating. This isn't action, it's about a process of growth and learning. So, overall it was very interesting, but there were two things that can be very frustrating. The first is that the plot jumps around a lot. At the end you begin to understand why and it all starts to come together, but that doesn't change the fact that about 3/4 of the movie feels very jumbled and disjointed. The second issue is that it is very slow. Now, I understand that in real life a process like this does months, and is very tedious and slow, but that doesn't make for a very enjoyable movie. With all the jumping around and downtime, it can feel boring at times. All that aside, Amy Adams does a great job and it's an interesting movie, but I just didn't love it. I liked it but didn't love it.

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Not as spectacular as I expected, but the new language and everything around it was cool :)

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well that shit was kind of depressing. doesn't feel like a film about aliens though, even though it's promoted as one. the moral is that life fucking sucks. i kangaroo anything else.

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I don't know if it just my "render", but movie seems to have quite low contrast, that kinda fit overall feeling, so maybe it is intentional.

Audio issue where when you set up volume to hear dialog other noises are just extensively loud (ie. helicopter) is present, but it is not as bad as in action movies.

Otherwise nice movie.

Tought, considering audio bullshit, i should give 1/10.

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The movie is good but not great. It started out with a good idea and intriguing plot. The attempt to give the movie a deeper spiritual aspect was a bit awkward, like someone that tells you a ghost story without believing in ghosts at all. all in all the movie was enjoyable but not something that resonates for long.

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It's a beautiful movie, keeps you watching, expecting answers... but I didn't followed it. Maybe I'll need to watch again :P

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What I thought this movie is: Humans address fear through violence. Turns out they can be talked down with reason, or in this case the main's clairvoyance apparently . I like this movie. Not full of action, but it'll keep you looking forward towards the end.

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This was a combination of "Contact" and "Close Encounters from the Third Kind", i just saw it and i'm still not sure of what to say. It was a more philosophical approach and try. Some of them didn't make sense but i think it was a nice effort. The whole reveal worked out a bit ok

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Aliens who come and talk to them is difficult , it is okay is different from others, quiet

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A fairly pedestrian tale of first contact wrapped around an idea that is bound to spawn debates, discussions and headaches for years to come.

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this has been re-titled as 'arrival' with a release date set for november 11, 2016.

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Villeneuve follows up "Sicario" with a gem. A deep, twisty and emotional sci-fi piece. Aspects of time, how we view life experiences, communication and and if we would still choose paths even knowing the outcome are a few theme that are touched upon. Jóhannsson again composes a masterpiece score instilling the needed wonderment and fear first contact would dictate. And of course a great cast including Adams, Renner and Whitaker. Just awesome, gotta see it again!

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What an amazing journey.
This movie is wonderful.
You need to pay attention so you can understand what's going on.
It reminds me to the butterfly effect.

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amy addams every movie she starts in have an interesting story and this is one is no different.

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This is not a perfect movie. There are times where it seems a little lost in its own story, especially anything to do with time. Time travel is tricky AF, and this movie has issues with it as well.

All told, I really enjoyed it. I love the idea that time doesn't only run forward (thanks, physics), I love the idea that the way we view the world is influenced by our language (thanks, linguistics), and I love thoughtful sci-fi. It didn't blow my mind because I figured out the "twist" pretty early on, but it was well done enough that having that knowledge didn't ruin the movie for me.

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7.5/10 another great movie from Denis he is one of the best nowdays!

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Excelente película sobre emociones humanas.

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Surprising plot, inspired direction, good acting (especially Amy Adams). A renewed vision of the first contact.

Another gem from Villeneuve.

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I need to see it a second time, not so much because it happened to me on other occasions, I was tired, but because I need to rest it better. Surely end up figuring among the incontestable classics of this type of affairs, and I will not be the one to discuss it, but again, I have that pinch of relative dissatisfaction to embrace unconditionally. Still, it's very good.

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Haters will hate, but I really liked this movie.
It's nothing like Independence day or anything I've ever seen before.
I really was surprised that the girl you see die in the beginning actually isn't born yet. That really messed with my mind!

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and CONTACT had a baby and they called it ARRIVAL. A quiet and gentle bit of sci-fi with a nonlinear romance and some tragedy thrown in for good measure, the only problem for me was that there was little in the way of chemistry between the leads. For that part of the story, at least, someone other than Adams would have been a better casting choice.

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Smart, refreshing & artistically beautiful. However, there were quite a few things that didn't make sense and quite a few things I wish were elaborated or concluded better.

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"In war, there are no winners, only widows."

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Fantastic Science fiction. Didn't go where I was expecting it to, but I guess that's it's purpose.

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So if the aliens don't comprehend the passage of time, how could they know that the crisis will happen after 3000 years?

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Thinking persons scifi flick...no getting to da choppa...no game over man game over...and definitly no goin out there with them things runnin around lol but a solid entertaining well acted flick...no replay value though...the best scifi flicks have replay value...they mostly have replay value....mostly

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It's a non-action sci-fi movie but it's a good movie. I didn´t read the books but I just think Ian Donnelly could have more scenes and more character development. It felt like the story was only about Louise, the daughter and the aliens, but Ian was the father! He is the good guy and the movie ended with Ian being the bad guy, abandoning his daughter and his wife in the future. Nevertheless, I enjoyed watching it.

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This was a brilliant film, with a lot in common with Close Encounters and Contact - not an action scifi popcorn flick by any measure. It is intelligent and considered, and thanks to its original script/story it employs some unique concepts and challenges.
The acting and dialogue is far from perfect and the characters don't always behave in a rational manner or engage the viewer as they ought. Despite these issues it's a memorable journey.

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Arrival is everything Interstellar tried to be : mind blowing, smart and one of the best Sci Fi in our recent history.

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Strange, intriguing and well acted. Just expect a film that's mostly about communication with aliens as well as life and love. Arrival is moving and I appreciate it for what it was. Even if it didn't exactly blow me away.

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Wow, I did not expect this film. The hook alone is more than worth the experience - I gasped out loud when I realized what it was. Beautiful and emotional story.

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