'Arrival', a '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'Independence Day' AND Other Sci-Fi Films Rip-Off Gets Script Writer Into Comic Books
[See links below for comic book article]
Let's hope this guy's stories (Eric Heiserrer) are more original than the writer whose book he adapted into a screenplay for the movie, 'Arrival'. 'Arrival' was one of the most pretenseful pieces of science fiction to come around in years. It was also flat-out confusing, weakly dramatic, convoluted in pacing and visual narrative in a fake way (to impress you, not narratively driven by much) and downright offensive in the way it ripped off the classic 1960's movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey's imagery from the start (last photo above).
Fuck that movie, Arrival. It was full of ad hoc stuff (created 'just for the moment') actions and character behavior and that whole 'stand-off' between the Chinese government and the space aliens--who by the way were the ugliest UFO crew in cinema history -was laughable and not believable. The Chinese government I'm sure are many things but are they really that stupid to attack an alien species that has --by the way -done nothing since it's arrived on Earth --in a VARIETY of locations, not just China, but ALL OVER?? Dumb-dumb plotting. And what's even dumber is it's central premise: The space aliens had a problem communicating with humans. You mean to tell me that they can travel across time and space, make their giant ship levitate, but can't figure out our fucking languages before they get here or while they are here??? They have to rely on a human female to do this for them!?? That's a dumb plot for you!
Watch out for REMAKES and CLONE MOVIE plots from the past in literature and in the films we watch. Everybody in America and increasingly the world is mining the past for ways to make a quick and easy million.
Make sure you check out the second link below --it takes you to a website listing many of the ideas / concepts that 'Arrival' lifted from or the writers were too amateurish to know were already done in other movies -better.
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).