Arrival

Arrival ½

Pretentious sci-fi nonsense which pretends it has something profound to say whilst lecturing us about languages.

It felt like a piss take at times. Earth's foremost linguist attempting to communicate with an an alien species by writing the word 'human' on a piece of paper whilst shouting said word and thumping her chest with mad enthusiasm. That's how English football fans behave not top linguists.

I turned it off when one character said something on the lines of "The question we have to ask is what is the question?" and watched the remaining episodes of the BBC's Quatermass and the Pit serial from 1958 instead.

Two films turned off in one night is absolutely unprecedented for me.

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