Direction: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Cinematographer: Bradford Young
Editor: Joe Walker
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
What is it about: It’s a sci-fi thriller where Dr.Louise Banks (Amy Adams) a linguist, is hired by the Govt. to help them communicate with the Aliens, this film is directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Why it’s disappointing: This could definitely stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Science Fiction is a major love and the most favoured subject by the Hollywood directors, there are tons of movies available if you search for that genre. But among the crowded lot, only a handful stand out in engaging you and most of all sweeping you off your feet. And “Arrival” does that with ease with a well-crafted screenplay which may seem like confusing you but it has a beauty of its own which unfolds bit by bit.
Denis who have given thrillers like Sicario, Prisoners & Incendies applies his grim theory with a Sci-Fi back drop and that worked wonders dishing out this great “Arrival”. He keeps you in knots throughout the film guessing and when he unfolds the mystery it was fabulous.
This was perfectly supported by a stellar cast lead by Amy Adams, who was fantastic. As Louise she was apt for the role and performed it with great diligence. She should be a strong contender for the Academy Awards this year.
Her performance was closely followed by Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker’s commendable performances.
The cinematography was at a delectable level making the sci-fi a fete to watch. Bradford Young did a great job and that was well backed by a crisp edit by Joe Walker. The VFX was perfectly rendered, which gave a great look to the film and had a perfectly mixed Sound which complimented the visuals.
Verdict: Denis Villeneuve, presented a film which will be on the shelves among the best made Sci-Fi thrillers. Right cast and tight narration makes this film one of the best. Definitely worth a watch and don’t miss it.