I’m sort of at a loss for words here. Let me just start by saying Arrival is a masterpiece. This is the kind of movie that the less you know going in, the more you’ll enjoy it. So, if you’d like to go in absolutely blind I would suggest you stop reading now and do exactly that. However, if you’re still not convinced…read on. I won’t spoil anything, but I will outline some of the plot details.
Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival tells the story Dr. Louis Banks (Amy Adams), a highly regarded Linguistics professor who has a history working with the government. When 12 strange alien vessels land around the globe, the United States military call upon Banks to help communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors by deciphering their language and teaching them our own. Throughout this process, Dr. Banks acquires incredible knowledge about the aliens, humanity, the universe…
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