Arrival – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews Arrival.

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6 Comments on "Arrival – Chris Stuckmann"

happymel
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I’m probably going to see this next weekend.

Rezro
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I never understand why some people think that human linguistic would do translate anything? Maybe in unlikely District 9 scenario but it is almost sure that aliens would be capable easily crack human communication on the first place.. I wouldn’t be surprised if they send fully capable protocol androids from the get go..

Brad1ey Shaw
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Yeah, that’s a failure of many movies. Any alien species that come here intentionally and peacefully will almost certainly make strides to learn at least one of our languages first, or be fully prepared with adequate means to do so once they initiate first contact, rather than rely upon us to have to translate their language for effective communication.

Cirrra
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I would suggest looking at the movie from the perspective of human nature, and how we communicate. This is classic “hard Sci-Fi” which is often an allegory and exploration of who we are as a species and what our potential may be. It’s not about the aliens per se but they give you plenty of them so I was more than satisfied on that account. I was reminded strongly of the original Star Trek series, Babylon 5, and a number of the truly great Science Fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, but with the benefit of full… Read more »
Rezro
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“This is classic “hard Sci-Fi” which is often an allegory and exploration of who we are as a species and what our potential may be.” It is soft SF.. after all Soft SF is about humanistic science. “It’s not about the aliens per se” Because it would be a hard SF.. about the technology itself. “I was reminded strongly of the original Star Trek series, Babylon 5” Which are Space Opera.. they have right to be silly because they aren’t really SF. “number of the truly great Science Fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov” Which are old..… Read more »
RedDwarfIV
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The “hardness” of sci-fi refers to how realistic it is, not what philosophical aspects it explores. Hard sci-fi is spacecraft with centrifuges for gravity mining asteroids or visiting other planets in the solar system. Soft sci-fi is a starship flying across the galaxy, meeting suspiciously human-looking aliens, and solving their problems with increasingly less meaningful technobabble.

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