Arrival - Review
kudos for the Asian writer! He stood out with his extraordinary script on alien's communication strategy. I understand the concept of representing a "whole" and speaking in terms of a "whole". But how could that "whole" have arrived in the first place? If you consider different languages as those by-products that come out at different temperatures by boiling oil in the furnace, looks like the language of aliens, as shown in the movie, is a language that was invented as the last by-product in the by-product-chain.
However, I like the concept of representing "whole". I would be interested to know their definition of time. Because in our world an event is an ordered sequence of tiny or even minuscule events. The order is the significant logical piece here. Now if you consider the world where this order of events happens at the same time, then I further think that there should not have been a concept of a beneficiary. Imagine a world with no concept of the beneficiary? That is what the ancient Hinduism says.
Just be there! Feel the nature as an inherent part of you. You and nature are no different. It is just that you got five senses while nature got trillions. Be there. Feel it. Let it take over you and be blissed. That's all.
Towards the end of the movie, I could definitely get that we all are going back in our inventions. I would not be surprised if we at the end, knock the door of a cave man and ask him to accommodate us.
"To survive we need food" must have been the first flaw of Ape-kind. Notice here, I am using the word "Ape-kind" not "Man-kind". Perhaps we all should have unlearnt it, the moment it sprang up in our deepest ocean-mind. Language, as we all know, a communication tool must have been unnecessary. That means we all are making life a complicated one with those "unnecessary" stuffs that we have invented to keep us at the side of the so-called "beneficiary".
A "whole" is nothing but time, which is greatly and minusculely sliced and put in order. All we are doing is choosing an order and our purpose is to continue to keep us or maintain us at the state of "beneficiary". State is a fictional component. An inherent food for logical brains. The spark that sapiens got somewhere in their brain cells must have been a technical or design fault.
I like the movie for triggering all these thoughts in me.