Arrival (2016)

Director Denis Villeneuve presents a truly sublime experience in communication, oneness, language and outside intervention.

The beauty of the film is how they steer clear of the predictable ‘alien’ word. What starts off as the arrival of extraterrestrials in towering space crafts, quickly turns in to a quest to decode and understand why they are here. How they do it forms the crux of the movie.

Amy Adams has acted with so much dignity and grace, never wavering in her ‘holistic’ approach to our guests. Jeremy Renner ably supports her, and the pieces of the story quietly fall into place. It’s wonderful how a concept in the film is explained by the very way the story is told.

A sci-fi film with so much soul.

3.5/5

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