Encourage you all (even if not generally SF readers / watchers) to go see Arrival, an adaptation of my friend Ted Chiang’s short story, “Story of Your Life.” It’s a beautiful, slow-paced film, and deserves to be seen and appreciated by a wide audience.

I thought they did a lovely job of realizing Ted’s story; this was very true to the original. And of course, for the number-crunchers in Hollywood, if a ton of people go to see this quiet movie made from a short story (incidentally by an Asian American writer), that opens up more possibilities for this kind of film in the future.

One thought on “Arrival”

  1. Once the movie got to “offer weapon”, I stopped believing it. So now that I’ve read the story, I would say the characters are faithful but the plot is not.

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