ARRIVAL – Rated PG-13 – 116 minutes
Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker
As the siege from alien life converges on our world, we meet Linguistic professional Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), who agrees to become part of the elite team to save our world. Joining Dr. Banks on her quest to communicate with these visitors from beyond is scientist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) and commander Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker), both just as determined to learn why these foreigners are converging upon our planet.
While Dr. Banks focuses on learning how to communicate with these intruders ~ it seems that she may have sensed this encounter before, thus knowing the outcome of what lies ahead…
I give ARRRIVAL a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN & WAIT TO CATCH THIS ONE ON DVD: Adams is spectacular playing the good Dr. who figures out hoe to communicate with our visitors from another world. Renner and Whitaker are perfectly cast too in this science fiction encounter of a different kind. But, I must also warn you too~ if your going in expecting your typical science fiction film filled with frame after frame of action-packed sequences, think again ~ as ARRIVAL takes you on more cerebral journey into this present alien invasion. Did I enjoy this more scientific take on communicating with alien life forms? Absolutely! Is it going to suit the large population of Alien loving moviegoers? Probably not…as ARRIVAL is as slow a paced science fiction film that I’ve ever seen. And that’s not the only difference from what were used to seeing in this genre of film, as ARRIVAL also begs the question…If you knew what your future would hold…would you change the course of your own life, or the life of someone you loved? Or would you stay the course, and let life itself evolve?