Arrival follows the story of Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguistics professor who is contacted by the federal government to try and make sense of 12 spacecrafts showing up on Earth and what they want to accomplish with their, “visit.”
The film has received an astonishing eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography, just to name a few. Adams, who is a five time Academy Award Nominee was robbed by not being placed in the Best Actress category, as her performance is one of the best of the year. She has come a long way since Cruel Intentions 2.
The comparisons to Contact are right very much warranted as the stories are quite similar, almost making this a sort of remake, but the intensity between the two is far different, allowing Arrival to not be a cheap carbon copy.
Arrival looks amazing in 4K and Hi-Def, I went back and forth between the two and was pleased to find that I enjoyed everything about this picture from the get go, usually a film like this would have a slow start, but I didn’t look away once while at home, which with all the distractions we have, that’s saying a lot.
Arrival is out now on Digital HD and comes to Blu-ray on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.