Can ‘Arrival’ live up to its hype?

Published: December 20, 2016

From the creative mind of Denis Villeneuve that brought you Enemy (2013) and last year’s crime-thriller Sicario (2015), here comes a new sci-fi film, Arrival.

When a mysterious spacecraft touches down across the globe, an elite team, led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), are brought together to investigate. Joining the cast along Adams are Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

Amy Adams in Arrival (2016).
Photo: IMDb

As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and her team race against time for answers. However, to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly be the end of  humanity.

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Arrival (2016).
Photo: IMDb

Critics have hailed Arrival as a modern filmmaking masterpiece, but the question remains, does this film live up to its hype?

Forest Whitaker in Arrival (2016).
Photo: IMDb

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