I’ve been debating about writing this topic for the Midweek Movie Mouth-off for a few weeks now. It does, of course, mean that I am opening myself up to a certain amount of condescension and ridicule. But, I’m a woman on the internet so I get that anyway. On with the show!
So, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no cinephile. It’s not like I eat, sleep and breathe all things movies. I enjoy them as much as anyone else, and I have certain tastes and preferences like everyone else as well. But sometimes, I come across a movie I just don’t “get”. The most recent of these movies? Arrival.
To everyone that just cried out in outrage, don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Arrival. And before you ask: yes, I understood it from beginning to end. I know what happened in the movie. I don’t know if I see the point. Maybe I missed something, or maybe there wasn’t really a point to begin with – and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But honestly, I left the cinema feeling more confused than anything else.
So if you’re brave, let me know in the comments: which movie did you just not “get”?
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Last Updated: November 23, 2016