Arrival ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

A stunning piece of film-making from Director Dennis Villeneuve – one of the  films of the year is also one of the great Science Fiction movies of all time.

Arrival may utilise traditional science fiction- and indeed blockbuster –  tropes very successfully,but as a film it moves far beyond these initial more limited expectations to become something far more profound and moving.

There is a moment in this film that ‘you get it’ after an admittedly slow build up. It’s a wonderful feeling that overwhelmed me right through to  the film’s conclusion.

There are big ideas in this film – this is intelligent stuff for smart folks – but it’s also a very emotional journey. Anchored by a great central performance by Amy Adams, a literate script by Eric Heisserer  and brilliant direction from Villeneuve, it really doesn’t get better than this.

Wonderful.

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