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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
I am a big fan of serious science fiction movies that require thought to enjoy. I looked forward to Arrival and the enjoyment the reviews presaged. Boy was I wrong. I need more vocabulary and synonyms for cheap, shallow, pointless. I get that the writer tried to include quantum theories of time past and present as all available simultaneously (John Archibald Wheeler's ideas. Professor Wheeler was Richard Feynman's adviser), however the author of the script just muddled the theory or didn't really understand it. It's a dog's dinner of a movie. Skip it.
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