My issue with most science-fiction movies has nothing to do with the genre itself. I like to have my curiosity teased as much as the next guy. My problem lies with the persistent need to suspend disbelief. Instead of being faced with things that could never occur, I would rather be treated to a grown-up movie with well-crafted plotlines. "Arrival" was the movie I have been craving. From the opening scene, you get the feeling this film will be different. As the story unfolds, you are kept guessing and in a constant state of wonder. As the end draws near and all is made known, you feel like a philosopher who has just discovered the secret to life. Seriously, the a-ha moment is that big. For that alone, I recommend you see this film.
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