arrival

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O’Brien

Sci-fi drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve when multiple mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team is put together to investigate, including language expert Louise Banks (Amy Adams), mathematician Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), and US Army soldier Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker). Humankind teeters on the verge of global war as everyone scrambles for answers, and to find them, Banks, Donnelly and Weber will take a chance that could threaten their lives, and quite possibly humanity.

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Best Quotes from Trailer:

 

Dr. Louise Banks: Good morning, today we are talking about romance languages.
[her students cellphone start beeping]
Dr. Louise Banks: Any news you want to share?


 

Dr. Louise Banks: This is the day they arrived.


 

[watching the news on TV of the aliens arrival]
News Reporter: Eight hours after landing there’s still no signs of first contact. The objects measure at least fifteen hundred feet tall.


 

Hannah: Mama, what’s going to happen?
Dr. Louise Banks: I don’t know.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: [voice over] There are days that define your story beyond your life, like the day they arrived.


 

Newscaster 4: More objects like this have landed around the world.


 

Colonel Weber: Dr. Banks, I’m Colonel GT Weber from Intelligence. Colonel Weber: You’re on the top of everyone’s list when it comes to translations. I have something that I need you to translate for me.
[he plays the recorded alien noise]
Colonel Weber: Do you hear any words?
Dr. Louise Banks: Is that…
Colonel Weber: Yes.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: Colonel.
Colonel Weber: Pack your bags.


 

Colonel Weber: [to Banks] Priority one, what do they want? Where are they from? You’ll be reporting to me, but you’ll be working with him when you’re in the shell.
Ian Donnelly: That’s what they’re calling the UFO.


 

Ian Donnelly: “Language is the first weapon drawn in a conflict.”
Dr. Louise Banks: That’s quite a greeting.
Ian Donnelly: Yeah, well, you wrote it.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: What’s being carted off in the medevac?


 

General Shang: Not everyone is able to process experiences like this. When was the last time you did something stressful?
Ian Donnelly: Does now count?


 

Colonel Weber: We need answers as soon as possible.


 

General Shang: Not everyone is wired for what you’re about to do.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: Am I the only one having trouble saying “aliens”?


 

Ian Donnelly: So what do they look like?
General Shang: You’ll see soon enough.


 

Colonel Weber: Every eighteen hours a door opens up, that’s where we go in.


 

Colonel Weber: Let’s go.
[as they enter the alien ship]
Dr. Louise Banks: What happens now?
Colonel Weber: They arrive.
[as they see the alien]
Dr. Louise Banks: Oh, my God!


 

[as they wait for the aliens to arrive]
Dr. Louise Banks: They need to see me.
[she takes off the top her overalls]
Captain Marks: Dr. Banks, are you insane!


 

Dr. Louise Banks: How many?
Ian Donnelly: We’re one of twelve.


 

[as she touches the screen and an alien shaped insect attaches itself to the glass]
Dr. Louise Banks: Now that’s a proper introduction.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: This is one of twelve.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: We’re never going to be able to speak their words.
Colonel Weber: Dr. Banks, figure something out.


 

[to the alien]
Dr. Louise Banks: I am a human.


 

[as the alien draws something on the screen]
Dr. Louise Banks: It’s their language.


 

Ian Donnelly: [to Banks] Are you dreaming in their language?


 

Agent Halpern: It’s possible they’re prodding us to fight amongst ourselves.


 

Agent Halpern: We’re in a world with no single leader. It’s impossible to just deal with one of us.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: This is just a way to force us to work together for once.
Agent Halpern: It’s more complicated than that.
Dr. Louise Banks: How is it more complicated?


 

Agent Halpern: Russia just executed one of their own to keep their secret.


 

Colonel Weber: We have twenty-four hours…
Agent Halpern: Before they start global war.
Colonel Weber: So how do we clarify their intentions?
Dr. Louise Banks: I go back in.


 

Ian Donnelly: [to Banks] I guess I don’t need to tell you you’re putting yourself at risk.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: [to Donnelly] I feel like that everything that happens comes down to the two of us.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: I know what it is.
Colonel Weber: What does it say?
Dr. Louise Banks: Offer weapon.


 

Agent Halpern: I don’t need an interpreter to know what this means.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: We need to make sure that they understand the difference between a weapon and a tool. Language is messy and sometimes one can be both.


 

[as they watch Banks go back into the alien ship]
Colonel Weber: Why does this feel worse.


 

Agent Halpern: China just threatened to destroy their shell. Whatever they do France and Korea will follow.


 

Colonel Weber: We could be facing global war.


 

Dr. Louise Banks: We need to talk to the other sites and work together for once.


 

Colonel Weber: We have fifteen hours before this all goes to hell.


 

Agent Halpern: What is she doing? You are committing an act of treason!
[he points his gun at Banks]


 

Dr. Louise Banks: Do you trust me!

 

Arrival is set for release in the US and UK November 11th.

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