According to many people in the know about such things (yes, I’m aware I sound a bit like Donald Trump here) Arrival is one of the main movies we all need to watch out for this year. Devin praised what he saw of the film out of CinemaCon, and I’ve heard firsthand from those who have seen it that Denis Villeneuve’s alien story is the real deal.
It’s hard not to believe the hype after checking out this brief teaser that was released today:
Admittedly, there’s not a lot here, but this teaser includes just enough awe and mystery to get excitement flowing in earnest. Who are these aliens? What do they want? Are they benevolent? We don’t know! But Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner are going to find out, darn it.
As you can see at the end of the teaser, a full trailer will come out in a week. I’m curious to see if they continue selling the mystery on this one or start revealing things in the advertising, namely what these aliens look like and want from us.
In any case, the arrival of Arrival is exciting business. The last time I remember a movie preceded by this must goodwill was Fury Road, and we all know how well that turned out.