A few weeks ago, my wife Angela went to see the movie Arrival. She called it “thought provoking” and she absolutely loved it. Angela is not a film buff and to get such a reaction from her meant I had to go see it.
Arrival was no longer playing at our local theatre, so during a visit to Toronto this week, I stopped at a theatre in Whitby on the way home to catch this movie
I had to see.
Arrival has everything I love in movies. It has a sci-fi connection and hope for humanity. Denis Villeneuve brilliantly directs the movie from author Ted Chiang’s short novel “Story of Your Life” and there’s no unnecessary subplots or obvious bad guys. It’s efficient, smart and beautifully acted.
There’s just one problem. I didn’t understand it.
That connecting piece which brings it all together, eluded me. The moment which left such an impact on my wife, escaped (more…)