The Arrival 1996
The Arrival ★★½ Shockwave 1996 (PG-13)
Radio astronomer Zane (Sheen) picks up a message from deep space and discovers a planned alien invasion. When he brings evidence of such to his boss Gordian (Silver) he finds himself on the run from both government operatives and morphing aliens. Starts off slow, but an intelligent script and premise makes this a grade above cheesy. The aliens, with their kooky flaps of skin and back bending knees, are fun to watch. Directorial debut for Twohy. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Charlie Sheen, Ron Silver, Lindsay Crouse, Teri Polo; D: David N. Twohy; W: David N. Twohy; C: Hiro Narita; M: Arthur Kempel.