Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Best of '16: Arrival
If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?
I wouldn't suggest Hollywood gets into the habit of translating cerebral sci-fi short stories into prodding, beautiful, feature-length films. Still, if you're gonna do that, THIS is how it is done. Yes it is slow, but purposeful. Dreamy, but beautiful. Light on story, but successfully tells its delicate little tale in a way that sticks with the viewer long after the final credits have rolled.
This is also another entry into what is quickly becoming the golden age of science fiction: The Martian, Interstellar, Moon, Edge of Tomorrow, Midnight Special, Ex Machina, etc.