ROTTEN TOMATOES MY RATING BOX OFFICE
Arrival 93 82 Okay #3
Hacksaw Ridge 86 96 Okay #5
Both films were about PEACE, although Arrival had the potential for war and Hacksaw Ridge was over the top brutally horrifying.
negotiating wormholes, or something similar. At the end the ships did not zoom away, they just disappeared.
The directors for the films were Denis Villeneuve for the above and Mel Gibson for the below. Gibson did the better job.
Maeda Escarpment Barrier (today to the right) for a more details. If you go see the film you will wonder, as I did, as to why the Japs (this pejorative is frequently applied, but Mel was directing, and he stuck to authenticity) did not just cut down the rope grid that allowed the Americans to climb up the ridge. I made a further check, and found that the real scene was a bit more substantive:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average again broke its all-time record, up 21 to 18,869.