"One language sets you in a corridor for life, two open every door along the way"
Ensemble Cast : Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker
Director : Denis Villeneuve
The trailer of this movie quickly caught our attention when it made the rounds. It kept our curiosity quotients high with giant larvae like looking pods hovering a few meters above Earth in many locations. It was not just the trailer, even the poster kept few tongues wagging for quite few teeny weeny controversial reasons - if you could remember !!
Setting the trailer and the poster apart, now to the bigger picture. The movie introduces us to a sequence of events between a daughter and a mother. Then we slip back to the time where Amy is a language expert. The naive looking lost girl in Enchanted is all bold and determined in this movie. Who would have thought Giselle would go on an expedition this daring ;)
Strange things begin to happen as the pods start hovering over Earth at 12 different cities. What does a language professor have to do with ETs you may think, but she happens to fit the bill perfectly. How Amy and Jeremy try to decode what the ETs (Heptapods here) are trying to convey forms the crux of the movie. Would they destroy us or have they come to warn us? You be the better judge.
This movie is taken extremely well and keeps you wondering as to how the sequences pan out. There are parallels - the current version and Amy's vision that go hand in hand. You need watch out carefully to follow the minute details. Overall a well crafted movie, an excellent team of actors and keeps you guessing on whether they will keep you safe with their language or destroy mankind.
Spoiler Alert - Heptapods' non-linear language transcends the odds of time. You would need a lot of time and of course discussions with your pals to digest this I know. Kidding :P . Just a little head scratching and then the pieces would fall in place. You will be fine. After all you survived Interstellar after multiple Wiki reads. Do check out this movie. Worth it .
Author : Janice