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Post by AJOwens » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:09 am

Fans of Amy Adams' face will love this movie. Fans of geopolitics will find it annoying; fans of mystical philosophy may find it bemusing.

Fans of science fiction may or may not be impressed, depending on age and experience; or so I gather from the film review sites, which I consulted after seeing Arrival. If you're into action scenes, I wouldn't recommend it; if you like speculative fiction, you may receive the impression of depth. One thing is clear; either you'll be swept away by what some say is visionary filmmaking, or you'll wonder what the fuss was about.

Put me in the latter category. Personally I was reminded of Neitzsche's "eternal recurrence," which made the movie sort of thoughtful, but it didn't make up for all the silliness holding up the plot.
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Post by ken » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:15 pm

I thought it was a pretty compelling movie, even without many big explosions and chase scenes.
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Re: Arrival

Post by jb » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:24 pm

"Impression of depth" is apt. I'm in the shrug camp.

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Re: Arrival

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:36 pm

I liked it, although, the causal loop thing, yeah, aargh. B
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