Never have I seen the idea of aliens portrayed with such realism. The attempts at communication is exhilarating, the kind that Contact (1997) gave when I first watched it. Sadly, like that earlier movie, the movie focuses way too much on the lead... I would have preferred more attention given to the event. The worst of it is an ability that's revealed towards the movie's end. It really takes away from the joy the movie was. Why do they have to fuck with wonderful movies! Anyways, I loved the beautiful imagery of the alien writing system, but they could have made it look less than spheres on fire... at first, I thought they trying to say that they need a new home due to fucked home planet.