Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I really liked Arrival but it’s not the film of the year for me, as many critics have branded it. It is however a very good, well made and visually stunning Sci-Fi film that has one of the performances of the year in Amy Adams central linguist. What lets the film down is it’s “Ha! Aren’t we clever” ending which doesn’t really work and some rushed ideas (not least a storyline about the base solders) that just seem to be there to force conflict. These points aside it’s certainly still damn good but there have been much more enjoyable films this year.
Best Bit: Amy Adams
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Contact, Interstellar, Sicario
Author: Phil Hobden