Geekery: ‘Arrival’ Will Satisfy Your Hard Sci-Fi Cravings

arrival movie poster

Buckle up for some high tension and intergalactic linguistics.

Arrival is based on Nebula, Sturgeon, Campbell, and Asimov award winning author Ted Chaing’s novella Story of Your Life. He’s known for telling beautifully crafted stories that explore what defines humanity through the lens of science fiction. His short stories are poignant and mind blowing – click the link up there and buy the book. You won’t regret it.

it’s directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Incendies) with cinematography by Bradford Young (Selma, Pawn Sacrifice). The cast is headed by Amy AdamsJeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.

Two trailers were released this week – along with great source material this movie is gorgeous.

The international trailer gives us a little different view…

I greatly enjoyed the novella, so I’m looking forward to what looks like a refreshing anti- Independence Day: Resurgence.

Arrival hits theaters November 11th


  • euansmith

    Are they here to blow up landmarks? Aliens normally are.

    • Horus84cmd

      Actually, I hear they’re just in need of directions to Mars.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      At least they aren’t here to talk to the whales!

      • memitchell

        They want us to join an intergalactic “politico-economic union” that has developed an “internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member planets with common industrial and trade regulations, sharing a common currency.” This is too sophisticated for our primitive culture. Conflict ensues.

  • John Grammaticus

    Attack of the Giant Chocolate Orange…..

  • Sonic tooth

    obviously America will inevitably save the world again (as if). not so much an anti independence day as a more grown up independence day

  • Seb

    Been looking forward to a story/movie of this topic. There was a great documentary recently which turned the mirror on ourselves through questions we would ask of visitors. This looks engaging, and hopefully intelligent as the book.

  • JP

    Arrival: Sh1t Just Went Sideways