ARRIVAL Blu-ray Review The Movie Synopsis When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team- led by expert translator Louise Banks (Amy Adams)-races against time to decipher their intent. A s tensions mount between fearful governments. Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possible humanity. Directed By: Denis Villeneuve Written By: Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Ted Chiang (Writer- based on Story of Your Life) Starring: Amy Adams (Louise Banks), Jeremy Renner (Ian Donnelly), Forest Whitaker (Colonel Weber), Michael Stuhlbarg (Agent Halpern), Mark O’Brien (Captain Marks), Tzi Ma (General Shang), Frank Schorpion (Dr. Kettler), Lucas Chartier-Dessert (Private Lasky), Christian Jadah (Private Combs), and more. Rating: PG-13 Genre: Drama, Mystery, & Sci-Fi Runtime: 116 Minutes Blu-ray Details Audio English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Resolution: 1080p Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1 Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, & Spanish Special Features Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival Acoustic Signatures: The Sound Design Eternal Recurrence: The Score Nonlinear Thinking: The Editorial Process Principles of Time, Memory, & Language My Thoughts I give this film a B as I liked the idea of it. I was excited to see this film as I heard so many great reviews about it. There were a few things I did like about the film. I loved how the aliens communicated. It reminded me of hyroglifics. Very symbolic and spiritual. The aliens were mysterious (as they should be because again, alien does mean foreign). Amy Adams’s character, Louise Banks, didn’t have anything to loose (you’ll find out why when you see the film) and she risked her life to figure out what these lifeforms where trying to say. She was one smart and intriguing lady. The film is dark and mysterious. What i mean by dark is, the scenes are filmed in cloudly areas, at dusk or dawn, and desk lamp lighted offices. The only time there seems to be light is when they speak to these lifeforms but even that its still dark. But, it does match the mood of the film. It makes sense as to why you wouldn’t want sunny, bubbly, and cheerful lighting or scenes. Not scary one bit but will have you wanting to learn the art of language and translations by the end of the film. Don’t hesitate and find out for yourself. Catch Arrival, out on Blu-ray & Digital HD now!