Not too much is known about ‘Arrival,’ aside from it is directed by Denis Villeneuve (‘Sicario’) and is starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. The first trailer they dropped left a lot of things deliberately vague, which is intriguing and to be frank, refreshing nowadays, as most trailers tend to give away far too much of the movie and spend too much time spelling out exactly what the plot is going to be. Fortunately for those of us hungry for more information about the project, two clips have been released from the movie which you can watch by clicking the following links.
The first clip has Amy Adams’ character Louise Banks, the head linguist of the team sent to make contact with the alien ships, removing her atmospheric suit while inside the alien vessel, much to the astonishment of those around her, including Jeremy Renner’s Ian Donnelly, claiming the aliens need to see her. She then approaches what appears to be a wall of solid fog, and presses her hand against it. Right before the clip cuts out, something responds in kind on the other side of the fog wall.
The second clip is when the team first arrives at the alien craft, and uses a construction lift to enter the through the lower section of the ship. Once inside, they realize that part of the alien technology can manipulate gravity, for the they all start floating upward, with Renner’s character commenting “That just happened.”
Make sure to check the clips out for yourself, and then share your thoughts on the film and any theories you might have in the comments section below!
Full synopsis below:
ARRIVAL is a provocative science fiction thriller from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (SICARIO, PRISONERS). When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers — and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
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