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The Arrival back to product details

Seen 4 times, would see again
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written by Synn November 8, 2004 - 4:30 PM PST
1 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Have seen this at least four times. I like this alien thriller because it builds slowly, involves deception by major characters, unintentional doublecross by a romantic partner, and the main actors provide stellar performances. Except for the lukewarm acting from the main character's girlfriend (who if I directed would have the role of the one night stand killed by scorpions instead of the highly intelligent and maturely beautiful woman who did die). Not sure I liked that the climax of this alien invasion occurred in the desert witnessed by only two people and that the only black person with a significant role turns out in end a helpless alien. In this movie, the aliens that we looked for in outer space have already come to our planet and make good livings among us, such as research university professors and sheriffs. I like the ironic humor in that. The aliens cause global warming since they need very high heat to survive. They possess a technology that changes their physical appearance to look exactly like humans. Shortcomings in this movie have to do with the incomplete details of how the aliens arrived here, with no appearance of any spacecraft, and utter absence of government intrusion - making this a puzzle tale told in a vacuum. These glaringly missing details keep this movie intriguing.

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