The Second Arrival

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"The battle for Earth has begun"
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 3.8  (3,103)

The Second Arrival is a science fiction movie released in 1998 that follows the story of a radio astronomer named Zane Zaminsky (Patrick Muldoon) who discovers a signal from deep space that he believes could be proof of extraterrestrial life. Zane's findings are dismissed by his colleagues and even his own girlfriend Char (Jane Sibbett), but he is convinced that there is something more to this signal and decides to investigate further.

As Zane delves deeper into his research, he begins to uncover a conspiracy involving a secret government agency that is attempting to keep the discovery of this signal under wraps. Along with a team of renegade scientists and a skeptical journalist, Zane must race against time to uncover the truth behind the extraterrestrial signal before it's too late.

The film presents a fascinating story that has plenty of dramatic elements to keep viewers engaged throughout. The themes of government secrecy and conspiracy are particularly well-executed, with the tension around the central mystery steadily mounting as the story progresses.

One of the film's strengths is its cast. Patrick Muldoon delivers a strong performance as the determined protagonist Zane, while Jane Sibbett provides excellent support as his concerned girlfriend Char. The rest of the supporting cast is also impressive, particularly Michael Sarrazin as the enigmatic scientist who aids Zane on his quest.

The movie's special effects are another highlight, particularly in the scenes where Zane investigates the alien signal. The use of animation to depict the signal itself is particularly effective, as it creates an otherworldly atmosphere that adds to the tension and drama of the story.

Overall, The Second Arrival is a solid science fiction film that will appeal to fans of the genre. Its engaging story, strong cast, and impressive visuals make it a worthwhile addition to the canon of movies that explore the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

The Second Arrival is a 1998 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.8.

The Second Arrival
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    1 hr 41 min
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    3.8  (3,103)