'Arrival' hitting theaters on Friday, November 11th

There has been a renewed interest in recent years in the Science Fiction genre as a whole in terms of marketing to the mainstream. Whether it's Matt Damon's turn as a lone astronaut stranded on Mars in "The Martian," films like "Gravity," or the sequel to the 90's favorite "Independence Day," "Arrival" is the latest offering in the genre, "arriving" in theaters worldwide on November 11th, 2016.

According to IMDB, "Arrival" stars Hollywood A-lister Amy Adams as Linguist Dr. Louise Banks, who is tasked by the military with decoding Alien communication.

When mysterious spacecraft touch down worldwide, it's up to Banks and the rest of her team to find out what it all means.

The 'Arrival' trailer can be seen below:

Based on the trailer alone, "Arrival" definitely seems to be in the same vein as other shows and films of the genre, more recently TNT's "Falling Skies." The Film itself does seem to tackle the narrative of Alien life from a different angle, however. Rather than being your standard, "us versus them." "shoot-em-up" fare, "Arrival" seems to portray themes of understanding and communication in regard to these extraterrestrial life forms in a clever way.

Star-studded cast of 'Arrival'

Along with Amy Adams in the lead role as Linguist Dr.

Louise banks, the film also stars Jeremy Renner as Ian Donnely, Michael Stuhlbarg as Agent Halpern, and Forest Whitaker as Colonel Weber. Viewers will get to see Adams take a break from being Lois Lane, and Renner taking a break from being Hawkeye, respectively.

Critics and viewers respond to 'Arrival'

"Arrival" currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus suggesting that the film is "a must-see experience for thinking person's sic-fi."

Also, though the terms is loosely applied and not always deserving, according to the official Twitter account of the film, critics are also calling it "the best movie so far this year."

Ultimately, the best way to be the judge is to go see the film for yourself when it opens.

The film runs for 116 minutes, and is rated PG-13.

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