Well that was much better than I was expecting. i knew it was going to be good, i had no idea it would be THIS good. There were one or two moments that I was literally on the edge of my seat.
Amy Adams is great in this and thank goodness as the movie really revolves completely around her character. The movie has a few similarities with both Contact and Interstellar but is better than both on many levels. I had a few hiccups at the beginning (why would the military fly fighter jets that low over populated areas?) but as the movie got more complicated, it actually started to make more and more sense. Good storytelling for sure.
It's neat how in a movie about aliens visiting Earth, the movie is much more about us than them.
The soundtrack is extraordinary too.
Very recommended, one of this 2016's best.
Heart rating: 4.5 stars
Brain rating: 4 stars