Carol’s Movie 11/23/16

Arrival – A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Eric Heisserer (screenplay), based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by Ted Chiang
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Carol Says – I don’t recall ever seeing a science fiction movie before. Not my kind of movie…but I LIKED this!! Not only is it sci fi, but there are philosophical questions to be asked and answered. Maybe not every day life questions, but questions that could come up.

My cousin didn’t understand the ending, and my sister didn’t like the ending. then I explained the ending, and my sister then loved the ending, my cousin understood and liked the ending, and it gave us discussion the rest of the night and even the next day. Also, the “oh, now I understand that line (in the movie)” and it was just fun.

I cannot tell you anything about the movie, as it is intricate and surprising. Some of the scenes were a little too long – like the first time she goes into the ship – we got the point she was scared – didn’t need to go on and on about it. But overall, not too many scenes too long.

Remember, it is just a movie, a science fiction movie, but good. In my opinion. Am curious what others think.

Carol