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« on: November 19, 2016, 07:31:54 pm »
Since everyone's seeing this thing, I figured we should have a discussion thread for it. Just got out of the theater and I'm a little perplexed. I understood the ending, but can anyone tell me:

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She wouldn't have known about that...

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 08:29:39 pm »
Since everyone's seeing this thing, I figured we should have a discussion thread for it. Just got out of the theater and I'm a little perplexed. I understood the ending, but can anyone tell me:

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She wouldn't have known about that...
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Probably not the most valid explanation, but I hope it suffices nonetheless.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 08:35:49 pm »
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 08:37:41 pm »
Since everyone's seeing this thing, I figured we should have a discussion thread for it. Just got out of the theater and I'm a little perplexed. I understood the ending, but can anyone tell me:

Spoiler (hover to show)


She wouldn't have known about that...
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Probably not the most valid explanation, but I hope it suffices nonetheless.

The first part was what I was thinking. She might have mentioned it somehow and then the kid drew stuff about it? But that implies that she was actually altering the past... and I didn't think that that was what was going on. Seems flimsy...

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 11:24:47 pm »
Since everyone's seeing this thing, I figured we should have a discussion thread for it. Just got out of the theater and I'm a little perplexed. I understood the ending, but can anyone tell me:

Spoiler (hover to show)


She wouldn't have known about that...
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Probably not the most valid explanation, but I hope it suffices nonetheless.

The first part was what I was thinking. She might have mentioned it somehow and then the kid drew stuff about it? But that implies that she was actually altering the past... and I didn't think that that was what was going on. Seems flimsy...

Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 11:56:29 pm »
This is honestly of those films, as I've said before, that gets better and much more emotionally hard hitting after thinking about it.

The twist upon reflection is one of the most touching moments I've seen in a film, in a long time.

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2016, 12:45:04 am »
Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.

Except that scene took place in the future. I'm still a little bit confused about why the kid (of all people) knew about it, and in the past.

Don't get me wrong though, I liked Arrival a lot. Probably in my top five of the year. The twist regarding Renner's character was a little predictable, but other than that I thought the movie was excellent. Loved the tone, the simplicity of the ships, and the way the story was completely constructed around problem-solving and intellect. It was a sci-fi movie with an emphasis on the "sci," and it seemed like real science, not movie science in the vein of Interstellar. Sure, there were aliens and all that, but the stuff with linguistics fascinated me to no end. Almost nothing went boom. I appreciated that. Oh, and Amy Adams was awesome. Definitely the best movie in which she goes up in a spaceship (by far).

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2016, 12:57:33 am »
Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.

Except that scene took place in the future. I'm still a little bit confused about why the kid (of all people) knew about it, and in the past.



Am I mistaken or didn't the scenes with the kid happen in the future as well?  Like after everything. 

And for the record, a lot of Interstellar's science is actual science (up until the black hole scene).  There were a few miscalculations, such as the fact that wave height isn't realistic and the crops dying along with the fact that it'd be much easier to attempt to help rebuild the Earth than to go to another planet, but a lot of the science was real.
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2016, 01:07:33 am »
Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.

Except that scene took place in the future. I'm still a little bit confused about why the kid (of all people) knew about it, and in the past.



Am I mistaken or didn't the scenes with the kid happen in the future as well?  Like after everything. 

And for the record, a lot of Interstellar's science is actual science (up until the black hole scene).  There were a few miscalculations, such as the fact that wave height isn't realistic and the crops dying along with the fact that it'd be much easier to attempt to help rebuild the Earth than to go to another planet, but a lot of the science was real.

I was actually referring to McConaughey's adventure in the infinite bookshelf with that little jab.

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 01:09:55 am »
Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.

Except that scene took place in the future. I'm still a little bit confused about why the kid (of all people) knew about it, and in the past.



Am I mistaken or didn't the scenes with the kid happen in the future as well?  Like after everything. 

And for the record, a lot of Interstellar's science is actual science (up until the black hole scene).  There were a few miscalculations, such as the fact that wave height isn't realistic and the crops dying along with the fact that it'd be much easier to attempt to help rebuild the Earth than to go to another planet, but a lot of the science was real.

I was actually referring to McConaughey's adventure in the infinite bookshelf with that little jab.

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Yeah, it all happened afterwards.  It makes sense too because of the fact that she says "Why are you showing me this girl?" to Costello.

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2016, 01:12:36 am »
Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.

Except that scene took place in the future. I'm still a little bit confused about why the kid (of all people) knew about it, and in the past.



Am I mistaken or didn't the scenes with the kid happen in the future as well?  Like after everything. 

And for the record, a lot of Interstellar's science is actual science (up until the black hole scene).  There were a few miscalculations, such as the fact that wave height isn't realistic and the crops dying along with the fact that it'd be much easier to attempt to help rebuild the Earth than to go to another planet, but a lot of the science was real.

I was actually referring to McConaughey's adventure in the infinite bookshelf with that little jab.

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Yeah, it all happened afterwards.  It makes sense too because of the fact that she says "Why are you showing me this girl?" to Costello.

Huh. I guess I missed that. Okay then. This movie actually managed to confuse me. I'm not used to this. I might have to bump it up a bit on my 2016 standings list now...

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2016, 01:26:54 am »
Considering the scene with the Chinese general, it doesn't seem flimsy at all.  In fact, it makes it more plausible.

Except that scene took place in the future. I'm still a little bit confused about why the kid (of all people) knew about it, and in the past.



Am I mistaken or didn't the scenes with the kid happen in the future as well?  Like after everything. 

And for the record, a lot of Interstellar's science is actual science (up until the black hole scene).  There were a few miscalculations, such as the fact that wave height isn't realistic and the crops dying along with the fact that it'd be much easier to attempt to help rebuild the Earth than to go to another planet, but a lot of the science was real.

I was actually referring to McConaughey's adventure in the infinite bookshelf with that little jab.

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Yeah what Cutler said is right
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Re: Arrival
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 02:41:44 am »
Question: What happened to those two idiot soldiers?

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2016, 12:40:37 pm »
Question: What happened to those two idiot soldiers?
I assume they either got detained or killed in the shootout.

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2016, 07:10:16 pm »
Damn, I ought to see this soon too. Even Walking Dead-loving, Trump-supporting game developers from Austria are sharing their thoughts with us:

http://youtu.be/3oInEfRtggI


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Re: Arrival
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2017, 06:01:16 am »
What did the Chinese General say to Adams at the end in Chinese?

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Re: Arrival
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2017, 08:33:20 am »
What did the Chinese General say to Adams at the end in Chinese?

I heard it was something along the lines of "War has no winners, only widows".

 

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