Sunday, November 20, 2016
I was thinking about alien movies from the 90s and 2000s, when a whole group of studly men or one kickass woman could save the world in the last 10 minutes after vaporizing the meteor/comet or alien with a big cannon/laser/gun while the world first chewed their fingernails then cheered.
In this movie the world sees the arrival of a group of UFOs. Amy Adams plays Louise a linguist who is bought in to help interpret what the message is and how the world will react. I feel like I can't really write any more without giving the story away and it is all on Wikipedia anyway if you feel the need. For me, I am enjoying not reading too many reviews before I see a movie, and even some previews give it all away.
I did like this movie, it was quite cerebral in it's story without being boring and felt like an original story that felt fresh and avoided the usual cliches. 4/5