The Arrival was an incredible experience. This is a movie that i will definitely free download and it has an opposite premise compared to the other movies from its genre(Independence Day, The War of the Worlds, etc). The Arrival parts from a premise of a friendly first contact between aliens and humans, when humans tries to develop a communication with the Heptapods.
One of the things that I have admired in this movie was its atmosphere, the way the movie makes you feel immersed while you are watching online, the way that the events happen, the way humanity reacts from an alien visit from the movie tries hard to make a realistic scenario and successfully achieves it! Since the scene where Dr. Louise Banks see the news from a television and the first time she sees the alien spaceship. The movie, once again, successfully makes you feel immersed and uncomfortable, it makes you ask to yourself: Who are they? And what do they want? When comes the scene which Louise and Ian are learning how to make contact with them I though that was fair. Although some linguistics affirms that one of their techniques was not one of the best, it felt realistic. More realistic parting from the assumption that the Heptapods had no difficulties in understanding them. One of the things, I can’t consider if it’s a con or not, but the movie struggles to be a realistic movie, from the alien visit to including the political scenario to the movie, but in the movie China and Russia are considered the most important countries of the planet, “each step China takes, other 12 nations will follow”.
And constant references of the Venezuela were made on the full movie. That part actually wrapped my stomach, no country in the planet, even USA does not have this power, I’ve noticed that this part tried hard to make a propaganda for their political view, that didn’t fit well in the movie. Needless to say. One of the things that caught my attention too was the camera angles, the movie began with the camera aiming at the ceiling and slowly pointing the camera to the scenario, the movie began and finished with this camera animation(this camera movement was repeated some times throughout the movie). The Arrival has its pros and flaws, I’ll give it 4/5, the only part of the HD movie I didn’t like was that forced political view propaganda, ignoring that, was a pleasant experience.