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The Arrival

The 90’s brought an invasion of alien films that were quite worthy of notice. “The Arrival ” is one of them. Long before Charlie Sheen was “winning“, he was actually a good actor… if you needed someone to act like a paranoid douche.  “The Arrival ” centers around Zane Zaminsky an astronomer who discovers an alien signal. What is it with sci-fi and the nameZane? I’ve read a half a dozen sci-fi books in my life where the main character is named Zane. Is this some name of the future? I’m over 40 and still I don’t know one person actually named Zane. Where was I? Oh yeah, Charlie Sheen is a fucking lunatic who holds it together enough to make it to Mexico to investigate a radio station the signal seems to be communicating with. There he discovers the aliens’ true agenda.

The Arrival ” isn’t epic. It isn’t even in my top 10, but it’s a fun movie with really interesting looking aliens. Plus Ron Silver gets himself frozen and that is worth the time alone.

– RJB

  • 85%
    Production - 85%
  • 80%
    Story - 80%
  • 65%
    Acting - 65%
  • 65%
    Pacing - 65%
  • 88%
    Ending - 88%
77%

Summary

Charlie Sheen is actually ok in this movie. Fun Aliens that look neat. Kinda like space grasshoppers.

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