Arrival (2016)


This was a quarantine time killer movie for me suggested by one of my buddies.  After watching the trailer…


Language: English

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer: Eric Heisserer (screenplay by), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life”)

Cast : Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

IMDb: Arrival (2016)

Streaming on Netflix and Youtube.

This was a quarantine time killer movie for me suggested by one of my buddies.  After watching the trailer I was pretty scared to watch it at night and then I switched to something lite and waited till morning and then I set up my darkroom and started watching.

As the name of the movie says it marks the arrival of the aliens. I was very impressed by the making of the movie from the start, especially the sound effects. The story revolves around the coming of aliens and how much of a challenge it causes humanity to understand the cause of their arrival as the title suggests. The movie introduces a new language which has a phenomenal concept behind it around which the whole movie is based on. The gradual shift in the background music as the plot reveals itself is nerve-racking as well as super exciting. This is a must-watch for all the sci-fi movie buffs out there.

I had a deal with my friend that I will share this movie with another of my friend and it was quite easy to convince because I said to him “You see where the world is heading to we will anyway have to deal with so many stuff like these viruses, floods, etc so you better watch this to have an upper hand when the aliens come visit us”.

Stay home stay safe and do watch this movie.

Verdict: 5/7 Stars.



Vinu Philip

A software engineer from Kochi who is passionate about tech, travel, fitness, food and movies. Being a movie buff, he believes that each movie is unique and we as the audience should perceive it without expectations.

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Vineet SK
3 years ago

Denis Villeneuve gem !!

Sam Alex
Sam Alex
3 years ago

Good Review. I would suggest you to watch Oculus

3 years ago

Nice one

Rahul Rana
3 years ago

Dennis Villeneuve is a Genius! He proves it, time after time.