This past weekend, I tried to get my friends to watch La La Land with me. They insisted on watching Arrival, a movie I hadn’t heard of, instead. This year, Arrival was up for two Golden Globes, one for best original score and the other for best actress in a drama. Amy Adams delivered a phenomenal performance to a movie that knocked my socks off. Sure, in the beginning, the film felt a bit disjoined and it was a little slow going but once you hit the middle and end, you’re hooked.
Here’s a description of the movie:
Critics are calling Arrival “the best film of the year.” When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — led by expert translator Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — races against time to decipher their intent. As tensions mount between fearful governments, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Jeremy Renner and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker co-star in this mesmerizing masterpiece with “a mind-blowing ending” that “you will want to see again and again.”
After it was over, I kept playing certain scenes back in my mind. It was one of the those movies that you truly want to watch over and over again so you can have those wonderfully delicious “aha!” moments.
All in all, I just loved the movie and had to share my excitement. I can’t emphasize enough how good the ending was. It’s by no means a new movie, it was released in theaters November 11, but it was new to me. Arrival will be available on DVD February 14. Make sure to watch it!