Arrival: A Carefully Made Film, Intelligent in Every Detail & Amazing to Watch [Review]

Arrival: A Carefully Made Film, Intelligent in Every Detail & Amazing to Watch [Review]

I wasn’t that crazy about seeing Arrival.  There hadn’t been much hype, I wasn’t already aware of it and the trailer made it look like it was borrowing a plotline from the first season of Enterprise where the Federation hadn’t developed the Universal Translator yet, so they weren’t sure if the aliens were going to kill the Enterprise or not.  And to be fair that’s a large part of it – how much of Earth’s stress in this movie would have been reduced by the invention of a Universal Translator?  I’m not going to tell you; after seeing Arrival through, I can say that it’s not the point of the film.   Read more