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New Trailer for Arrival is Awesome, Reminiscent of Contact

Speaking as a huge sci-fi geek, I’m really excited for the upcoming Arrival; a fresh trailer for the film was released today, and it looks quite impressive. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (who you may know for his work on the Oscar nominated Sicario) and starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker and Jeremy Renner, the movie revolves around Dr. Louise Banks (Adams), a linguist who’s tasked with helping humanity to understand the intentions of the aliens whose craft have mysteriously appeared on Earth.

We have the latest trailer embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Might I make a suggestion? Stop watching the trailer about two minutes in (after “Are you dreaming in their language?”), as the trailer appears to start spoiling the film’s third act.

Arrival PosterIn case you’ve not yet seen it, I suggest taking a look at the 1997 film Contact, which has a somewhat similar premise- starring that movie stars Jodie Foster as scientist Ellie Arroway, who discovers evidence of intelligent alien life and manages to communicate with it- in that film and, it appears, in Arrival, humanity’s paranoia about a something they don’t understand stands in the way of expanding our knowledge about civilizations made of species that aren’t our own.

The story in Arrival is based on Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life, which won both a Nebula and Hugo Award.
Personally, I’m glad to see more intellectually-oriented science fiction being produced- instead of blowing up the aliens, finally somebody wants to hear what they have to say- it’s the sort of story that, at its best, can make us think about ourselves as a society.

What do you think about Arrival? Will you be seeing it when it comes out on November 11, 2016? Sound off below or hit us up and follow @Blackmannrobin for all the latest game and movie news, reviews, previews and interviews; follow me for my own views.

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