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RE: me too; rented the movie over Fios On-Demand (spoilers, perhaps)

$5.99 with 48 hrs to view it.
I have a much more informed understanding of the films' intentions now that I've seen it twice. Maybe that first viewing in the theatre managed to overload my somewhat limited cognitive capabilities. The second viewing in a more confortable environment, and on a smaller and friendlier screen gave much further insight for me to chew on.

Notes:
When Dr. Louise Banks, in the alien ship, took off her hazmat suit, walked up to the transparent barrier and placed her hand to the glass...and one of the aliens placed one of its "pods" up against the glass opposite her hand, there was a telepathic comunication between that alien and Louise. From that moment forward, Louise began having visions of her dead daughter Hannah. This Louise found to be emotionally overwhelming, yet with each vision came a clue about what the aliens wanted to comunicate.

In the end it was determined that the aliens did not wish to give humanity a 'weapon'. That was miscommunication. The real intent was that the aliens wanted to give humanity a 'gift' with which to help these aliens 3000 years into the future.

The gift, it turns out was the language of the symbols that they had been drawing for Louise. And that this language, when decoded, could be used by all who understood it.....offering a common means of communication between all humans on earth. But it was more than that. It was not only to communicate with one another, but with which to envision future events.

The aliens leave. Happy ending.

That's the short version. Lots of detail not explained here. I think at some point I will likely acquire a blu-ray of the movie to park alongside my other notable sci-fi flics on the rack I keep.

This is a very thoughtful movie. It's tones are somber, but not gloomy. It offers both a sense of loss and a sense of hope for the future.

I liked it and recommend it for those willing take a 2 hr. plunge into the world it renders.

-Steve






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