Review of Arrival

Arrival (II) (2016)
A quiet triumph
14 November 2016
I've watched Amy Adams since 'Junebug' and once again, she gives a great performance.

Its a quiet sc-fi and I didn't know the story before hand, beyond the very basics. If we needed further proof that a good script makes spending on CGI unnecessary - this is it.

For some strange reason Amy Adams didn't get top billing, with her supporting cast listed further down or in smaller font. What does a woman have to do to get top billing? Be the only face on screen for the duration of the film??

Sure there are twists in the story, but they happen quietly, without Dolby Surround Sound or 3D glasses.

It was 2 hours well spent and no doubt I'll catch it again.

I can't recommend it highly enough - although I have no respect for the movie or advertising executives (presumably men) who think that a woman doesn't deserve top billing.

I don't pay to see films where men hog the script / budget dollars. If women are 51% of the planet - we deserve to be 51% of actors with 51% of the lines and 51% of the budget.

If movie executives want my money - they'll have to learn to respect women.
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