Arrival is Sony Pictures’ newest take on the “first contact” movie. It follows a language expert, played by Amy Adams, who is brought in when space crafts land on Earth. She is desperately struggling to find out what these aliens want while the various governments around the world are instantly perceiving this as a threat. While not an official sub-genre “first contact” movies have an interesting place in the sci-fi world. They can focus on a number of different aspects, and allow people to really discuss the idea of how humans will react if contact is ever made. The movie itself is based on a short story that was well received. The trailer looks interesting, with a good blend of actual dealing with the aliens as well as human relations. It has an all star cast and I have to say I am getting pretty excited to see this.