Analysis Of Arrival

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Many science-fiction movies often have a common theme either the aliens or turn into a generic overwhelming threat and humanity has to band together to fight against them, like in the films such as Independence Day and Battle: Los Angeles, or the aliens are use as a more colorful backdrop to make the universe seem more diverse, such as in the films Star Trek and Star Wars, or they are left entirely out and focus on humanity's endeavors into space and their failings. Arrival, however, is a science-fiction film that uses the premise of an alien invasion to disguise an even deeper meaning. Arrival uses this premise to tackle the issue of xenophobia. Xenophobia is an intense or irrational fear or dislike of people from a foreign country or culture. The film, Arrival, is a testament against xenophobia and shows that if humanity were to overcome their fear of the unknown and work together, they may achieve a great number of things. In Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film Arrival, the director explores a very different view of reality, akin the guise of an alien invasion. Arrival is based on the 1998 novella “Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang, the story contemplates the difficult task and the consequences of communicating with an alien species during first contact. The film opens up when twelve extraterrestrial spaceships appear at twelve different places around the globe. Colonel Weber, a U.S. Army officer, recruits Louise Banks, a linguist, and Ian Donnelly, a physicist,
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