Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
The movie Arrival seemed to be about how aliens landed twelve of their spaceships all around the world. The main character, Louise Banks played by Amy Adams, was a college professor when the first ship landed. It was announced on the news during one of her class periods.
Louise was taken into the military that was stationed near the ship to study why the creatures came to earth and to communicate with the visitors.
The creatures were there for a reason and if they didn’t figure out why they were visiting earth, the Chinese army was going to attack the aliens and blow up the ship in China. Louise had a special way of grasping onto new languages that nobody could translate.
Louise figured out she could see the future and the aliens were not there to harm them in any way. They were just there to ask for help from earth, because they have helped the earth in their own way.
“I thought it was a little boring, but I liked the twist at the end,” Petoskey High School junior Seth Mann said.
At the end of the movie, the aliens helped Louise realize that she can see the future, and she then figured out that the man she had been working with the whole time would be the father of her first daughter, and when her daughter became older she would die from an incurable disease.
In my opinion, I do not recommend going to watch this movie. The trailer made the movie seem like it had much more action than it actually did. It was kind of a slow movie considering it had aliens in it. I pictured the movie with killing and thrilling moments, but it was laid back.