Arrival (4/4 Hats)

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Adam Says Hats Off:

Arrival: Make Earth Great Again. Rating as follows:

Total: 9.4/10 – Hat Off
Cinematography (1.7): 1.6
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.5
Story Telling (1.5): 1.5
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 1.1
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 1.1
Best Category – Story Telling (1.0): 1.0
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.9
Character Dev (0.5): 0.4
Overall Message (0.4): 0.3

This movie looked totally silly in the trailer, but I was completely wrong. I don’t really love alien movies, but this one was really good. This movie turns out to be more about the humans than the aliens and I really liked that. Very well made, well acted, and a great exhibition in handling time bending and future timelines. They did a great job answering all the questions I had and I was very satisfied in the end. Great sound effects and score as well. This will definitely make it into my Top 5 for 2016 movies.

#MEGA #HeptapodsNotDead #TalkAlienToMe #DidChrisNolanDirectThis

 

Austinn Says Hats Off:

‘Arrival’: Take My Word For It. conclusion: 9/10. it started great and then it was great in the middle and then it ended great. I’m hesitant to say it’s the best movie of the year so far, but it might be. well shot and acted, great score and effects, intriguing story (had some Interstellar-type qualities). #the12deciphers #hannahmontana #shanginthere #alienvsinterpreter #languagebarrier

Kelvin Says Hats Off:

“Arrival: Saving Dr. Banks.” Conclusion: 9/10. I’ll start with proclaiming my love for Amy Adams as an actress. Part of what bothers me about movies like Batman v Superman and Trouble with the Curve is their inability to actualize her talent into an emotionally balanced and thoughtful character. That’s not a problem here. Perhaps the most I’ve loved her in any movie. This movie is far too smart to be a sci-fi movie and for me, this is exactly what Interstellar wasn’t: a movie with high ambition that was able to develop a thoughtful and powerful theme instead of falling apart and residing on sentimentality. #ColonelFlustered #OhShip #BetterTranslateThanNever #ThroughTheLookin#OffTheMarks #HaveABlast

 

Jarrod Says Hats Off:

#71 Film in 2016: Arrival 8.5/10 This might be the hardest film to review so far this year. I sat in bewilderment for a few minutes once the credits started rolling. I loved that this was an original science fiction film, in a time where original movies are hard to come by (and yes, I know it is based off of a short story but still). I love that the acting was phenomenal (I love when films use Jeremey Renner instead of always using him as a supporting character like in the Avengers and Mission Impossible franchises). I loved that I had no idea what was going to happen and where the story was going to go (thank you to the marketing team for making a trailer that doesn’t give anything away). Lastly, from a technical standpoint I loved most of what I saw, like the special effects, the production design, costume design, etc. Minor complaints that I had were that Johan Johansson’s score, while decent, was definitely not as strong as some of his other work (like last year’s Sicario for example) and the cinematography was mostly overall good but had a few questionable decisions there. Minor complaints aside, I definitely recommend this film and hope people support more original films like this.
#VersedContact / #SavingMrsBanks / #TheTimeTravelersWife / #PalinDroningOn / #TheSpirtLocker / #SpawnSacrifice

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