Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg and Tzi Ma.
The film opens as Louise Banks is caring for her daughter, who dies during adolescence from cancer. In the present, while Louise is lecturing at a university, 12 extraterrestrial spacecraft appear across the planet. U.S. Army Colonel Weber asks her to join a team, with physicist Ian Donnelly, to decipher their language and discover why they have come to Earth. The team is brought to a U.S. military camp in Montana near one of the craft, and makes contact with two seven-limbed aliens on board. They call the extraterrestrials “heptapods” and Ian nicknames them Abbott and Costello. Louise discovers that the aliens have a written language of complicated circular symbols, and she begins to learn the symbols that correspond to a basic vocabulary. As she becomes more proficient, she starts to see and dream images of herself with her daughter.
When Louise is able to ask what the aliens want, they answer: “offer weapon”. A similar translation “use weapon” is received by one of the other sites. Fear of a potential threat from the aliens leads other nations to close down communications, and some prepare their militaries for attack. However, Louise thinks that the symbol for “weapon” might have an alternative translation, such as “tool”…
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Arrival (2016) Details
Genre: Drama | The mysterious | Science Fiction
Score: 8. 3 of 10 - Average Rate 117 299 people
Publisher: Te Mvvyz
Size: 800 MB
Product: Australia | US
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker