Actors: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Teri Polo, Ron Silver
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Arrival|
|Radio astronomer Zane Zaminsky (Charlie Sheen) believe's he's picked up a cosmic noise that signals extraterrestrial intelligence. His search for the truth leads him to find proof that an alien race is invading the earth.
--Ed Phillips, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Arrival|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Invasion from human defender POV?
- subtle invasion (body snatching, mind control, look-alikes)
War and Invasion
- bad clones/duplicates
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/medium wavy
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) short/butch/lez
- ample chest & buttocks (female)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an entire race
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can change shapes
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- Occasional swearing
Kinds of F/X
- exotic aliens
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