I’ve made no secret of my feelings about millionaires and billionaires who hoard their wealth rather than using it to help people in need. I’ve also made no secret of my feelings about space travel in this, the 21st century, but in case you missed it, I think it is a complete and total waste […]
There is a part of me that still hopes, perhaps in some very far-off future humanity as a whole may have access to space. We’ll be able to fix the planet we live on and then (peacefully) take what we learned and head off to see what’s out there.
Jeff Bezos et al have alas disqualified themselves many times over from the phrase “humanity as a whole.”
….I LOVED it and I really wish I’d seen it when it first came out. I think it would’ve been a great one to actually see in a cinema, alongside a whole crowd of people, too. Still.
After the poster comes five thoughts: most of them spoilery:
1. My god I hate the poster for this movie! One of the most visually stunning films I’ve ever seen and the poster is a five-minute Photoshop job with floating heads? I get not wanting to show the aliens but COME ON!
2. The twist in this film is one of the best I’ve seen, ever. When I realised that Louise’s daughter hadn’t been born yet, that it was the future rather than the past, I think I yelled “HOLY SHIT” or something alongline those lines just because of how invested I was. And when I write down the twist like that it sounds like something obvious and gimmicky but it really, really isn’t I promise you.
3. Amy Adams should’ve been Oscar nominated for this movie. This isn’t remotely an unpopular opinion but my god, why wasn’t she?!
4. So Hannah in some sense isn’t even dead? I mean… okay, she is dead, but since Louise no longer perceives time in a linear fashion she may still get some well, time with her, right? Flashes here and there. Maybe? Looking back over the beginning of the film knowing what the ending was, I sort of assumed that what was meant by Louise saying “Come back to me,” after Hannah died. Maybe I’m wrong but I guess that thought makes the ending less sad?
5. This movie is all about communication and how VERY important it is. So it sort of struck me as interesting that Louise loses something (her relationship with Ian) because she cannot or will not communicate something (the fact that their daughter will die) to him.
Also on a much lighter note man I really wanted to start learning languages after seeing this movie! I don’t think I have the brainspace for it, but I WANTED to?
A team of scientists in the UK has discovered what may be a sign of life in Venus’s atmosphere. The scientists say they’ve found the chemical biomarker phosphine in the hellish planet’s cloud decks. The only time scientists have detected phosphine otherwise is here on Earth, where lifeforms are its sole producer. Professor Jane Greaves…
Before anyone ticks this off their 2020 Bingo Card this is not really the same thing as finding LIFE life but it’s exciting nonetheless!
When I was a kid I got Venice and Venus confused and told my parents I wanted to go to Venus on holiday and got angry when they laughed. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW? Okay fine actually going there is still impossible.
As if 2020 wasn’t a bizarre enough of a year already, the Pentagon sparked a flurry of news headlines Monday thanks to a turn of events that sounds like the stuff of science fiction movies. UFO videos declassified by the Pentagon were released on Monday, following the confirmation of their existence back in the fall…
Mm okay nothing surprises me about this year anymore.
(In many ways this is legit frightening to me, but I’ll take solace in the fact that none of the crafts seen in the videos are doing anything threatening, just flying around chillin’. And um, well if War of the Worlds is anything to go by, we have… enough germs for weaponry.)