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Old 02-03-2017, 04:20 PM
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Michael S. Palmer has reviewed 'Arrival'. Here's what he thought...

Ultra HD Blu-ray:
http://ultrahd.highdefdigest.com/408...ahdbluray.html

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/40818/arrival.html
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:57 PM
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I need to see this!
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:49 AM
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It's an excellent movie and I feel it was 2016's The Martian. However, like The Martian, it's not a film I feel I need to ever see again.
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Hopefully it's not what my dad says and "boring as shit".
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Hopefully it's not what my dad says and "boring as shit".
It's not a movie I want to see again - I saw the "twist" from a mile away and don't share the film's opinion that what the aliens offer humanity is this big, wonderful thing (I won't spoil it beyond that) - but there's enough here to warrant checking it out. Most like this movie, so I am in the vast minority with my opinion.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:45 AM
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I missed this at the cinema, but I'm curious enough that I'll blind buy. From what I've read, though, I reckon I'll either love it or find it more pretentious than deep. I'm hoping the former. ;-) There are far too few intelligent science fiction films around at the moment.
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Hopefully it's not what my dad says and "boring as shit".
unfortunately..it is...I might watch it again on HBO or whatever but if I never see it again that's ok too.
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unfortunately..it is...I might watch it again on HBO or whatever but if I never see it again that's ok too.
YMMV, I felt it was one of the more refreshing movies of 2016 and not filled with the usual tropes, I had suspicions on what the twist was about 1/4 in, cemented it about 1/2 in, but found I still enjoyed watching them put the puzzle together.

The one thing that it's not is an action movie and the people that have been brought up to believe all sci-fi has to be action were disappointed, it's definitely a more thinking movie. I enjoyed it but I'm disappointed they're not making it UHD friendly and the BD seems to be the better purchase.
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So a movie that focuses on character development and plot = boring?

I may have said it's not a movie I really feel like I need to see again, but it is no where near boring. It's very thought provoking, has great character moments, an intelligent plot that brought something new to the table, excellent acting all around, and some truly excellent dialog, especially in its one liners (and when they pretty much call out how stupid Fox News is).
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So a movie that focuses on character development and plot = boring?

I may have said it's not a movie I really feel like I need to see again, but it is no where near boring. It's very thought provoking, has great character moments, an intelligent plot that brought something new to the table, excellent acting all around, and some truly excellent dialog, especially in its one liners (and when they pretty much call out how stupid Fox News is).
So a movie that focuses on character development and plot CAN'T be boring?
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