The ‘Arrival’ Trailer is Full of First Contact Eeriness

The first trailer for Arrival is out, and it honestly looks pretty fascinating. A first contact story, it shows the events after a number of alien spacecraft arrive on earth. Amy Adams plays a linguist, who (as part of a team) is trying to learn to communicate with the aliens while the world errupts in chaos.

Based on first impressions, it looks like a classic first contact film, in the vein of Contact and The Day the Earth Stood Still. It’s very different from a lot of the big budget adventure films we’ve gotten in the last few years, and fairly refreshing. Here’s hoping it can live up to the expectations it’s now building.

Arrival comes to theaters November 11, 2016.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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