Movies Watched -- Arrival

Added on by C. Maoxian.

116 minutes long so at least 16 to 26 minutes too long.

SPOILERS. Mind-bender movie. Alien invasion. If I understood it correctly, the aliens give the gift of their squid-ink language because they're going to need our help in 3,000 years time. For learners of their language, time becomes non-linear. Does this make sense? Wouldn't that change the whole nature of life on earth? I wasn't thrilled with this. 

Have I seen Amy Adams in anything before? Can't remember. Also stars Jeremy "Ugly Bourne" Renner, Forest "Sleepy Eye" Whitaker -- a token black guy who surprisingly isn't killed, and the charming Jewish mobster, Arnold Rothstein -- here a CIA agent. I recognized no one else.

There's a large and annoying part given to China and their "General Shang" in a shameless kowtowing attempt to be chosen as one of the handful of American movies that the Chicoms allow into their protected market. On par with "The Martian's" kowtowing -- disgusting.

If it were 20 minutes shorter and cut out the Chinese, I could give it a sort of weak yellow rating, but as it is, this gets a red AVOID rating. 

 "If you had your life to live over again...."

"If you had your life to live over again...."