Am I the only one who’s noticed this??? Themes, tone, even the depressive, steel-blue-tinged film stock: the (surprisingly great) fifth entry in the gruesome Final Destination franchise and Denis Villeneuve’s thoughtful multiple-Oscar-nominee, Arrival, are the same movie.
I mean, mostly.
Granted, I’m coming to Final Destination a bit late, but I was startled by the similarities between a twenty-year-old teen horror franchise and the Hugo Award-winning adaptation of Ted Chiang’s cerebral short story. Before I get into it, I’m going to spoil Arrival, “Story of Your Life”, and the entirety of Final Destination series.
<TonyToddVoice> YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.