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View Poll Results: Arrival (Villeneuve, 2016) The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread
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Old 02-23-17, 07:00 AM   #76
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Great fuckin movie. Great fuckin year for movies.
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Old 02-27-17, 01:57 PM   #77
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Great fuckin movie. Great fuckin year for movies.
This. 100% this. Loved this movie... so much so I bought the 4k release to play it in my home theater when it's complete.
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Old 02-28-17, 07:36 PM   #78
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I thought the reveal was obvious from about 2 minutes in. I was really disappointed in this, just a Nolan-esque script directed by a great director that almost elevates the movie beyond it's silly plotting.
It wasn't and no you didn't, not 2 minutes.

Anyway I thought it was great. Derivative but what isn't these days, not much.

When the circles were revelaed to be their language was when I started thinking there will be a loop or a full circle situation.

Also didn't think it was slow.
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Old 03-01-17, 08:08 PM   #79
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Watched it a second time last night. Liked it better after the first viewing.
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Watched it a second time last night. Liked it better after the first viewing.
So, did you like it more the first time you watched it or after the second viewing?
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Old 03-14-17, 08:20 PM   #81
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So two hours of po-faced moping constitutes a "great performance" these days. What a pretentious piece of crap this was. "Emotional" scenes with the swelling repetitive music stretched way past the point of self-parody, over and over and over again.

The only potentially interesting thing this movie had going for it was the communication barrier and how one would go about solving it....and they completely glossed over it because the screenwriters were apparently not smart enough to come up with something interesting that made sense. So we are subjected to two hours of Malickian nonsense instead.

God I hated this movie. Better than Close Encounters Of The Third Kind? Get the fuck out.
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Old 03-19-17, 10:55 AM   #82
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I think it's because the ads were somewhat misleading. Those who weren't in the know were expecting something more along the lines of Independence Day.
really? I knew almost nothing about this movie other than a commercial or two on tv and wasn't expecting a soft scifi action movie

Just saw it Friday and really liked it.
I need to rewatch it and see if the picture the daughter draws
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I was expecting a scene at the end of both of them standing over the daughter in the hospital, indicating the Louise didn't tell Ian that Hannah was going to die since she figured out in the present that her husband left her because she told him Hannah was going to die. But since they focused on the picture at the end I want to rewatch to see if it changed and maybe is an indication that Louise made some different choices
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Old 03-19-17, 11:19 AM   #83
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Also,
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I was expecting a scene at the end of both of them standing over the daughter in the hospital, indicating the Louise didn't tell Ian that Hannah was going to die since she figured out in the present that her husband left her because she told him Hannah was going to die. But since they focused on the picture at the end I want to rewatch to see if it changed and maybe is an indication that Louise made some different choices
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No, it's not a movie about time travel. One of the recurring themes of the film is that time is a human perception and in reality, everything is happening at once. By the end of the movie, Louise, by learning the alien language, gains the ability to see time in all directions at once.
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