What’s best about “Arrival” is that it’s playing at Cinemas 1 + 2, so you can buy a very comfortable reserved seat and eliminate the stress of when to arrive. A friend sat in front of us and when we got up to leave she was sound asleep. Dale gave me a few sharp elbows to keep me awake. Amy Adams is appealing in the part of a professor of languages. When aliens arrive on earth, she is taken by helicopter from her home on a lake in Montana to the site of the spacecraft, with the thought that she might be able to interpret their language. The script is a jumble. “Close Encounters” it ain’t. If you’ve got cabin fever and need a couple of hours away from home, “Arrival” is fine. Otherwise, I’d pass.

Doug Anderson


One Response to “Arrival”

  1. Did you ever figure out what she said to the Chinese General? It’s a puzzlement! Slow going.

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