Another movie I watched on the airplane was Arrival, which was along the Best Picture nominees last year. The director, Denis Villeneuve made Sicario the year before, which I really enjoyed, so I was looking forward to this one.
Amy Adams plays a linguist who is recruited to help communicate with aliens who have arrived in pods in various places around the globe. Jeremy Renner plays the scientist who works with her and eventually becomes her love interest.
The way Adams’ character develops a language and works with the aliens is fascinating and every time she enters the pod is tense and exciting. The fact that the aliens appear to be giving her visions of the future is also tragic and heartbreaking. The movie definitely makes you think about choosing certain paths in important life decisions and the possibility of life on other planets.