Saturday, November 12, 2016
It has taken me a couple of days to write this up, mainly because I do not know what to think of it. The first scene is scene seems like Terrence Malick, which for some could be a good thing, for others a bad thing, next we see the Arrival of the aliens, it plays out perfectly, then Forest Whitaker shows up and the next 10 minutes or so, become rather dull, that all changes when we first see the UFO, the score sets the tone, and once inside, it is a tense, slowburn of a build, walking up the UFO in their gravity up to the window where the aliens are, the score is amazing and just fits in so damn well. It then slows down a bit again, becoming mainly a film about people writing, studying, and not a lot else happening. That changes again however, once Amy Adams boards the ship by her self, it becomes all mind fucky, and that is the films strength, non linear time, a possible multiverse theory because of it, flashbacks & flash forwards intertwining that it would make Lost proud. The end, was satisfying. Overall it was good, but it isn't as good as everybody says. It might be the best of the new trend of releasing a critical sci fi film every fall(Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian) but it is not Denis Villeneuve's best, that still goes to Sicario, I love Sicario.