It’s encouraging to see filmmakers create a mainstream movie that is philosophical, theological, and wise. If you do go to see Arrival, you need to know two things: 1) It is not kid-friendly; children will become bored and fidgety; and 2) Take time to talk about it afterwards and then give yourself permission to revisit the conversation the next day.
In the midst of our information age of viral videos and quick judgments, Arrival reminds us that real understanding of new ideas takes time. This film serves as a parable to that effect.
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