Something I didn't even know: the same director who made ARRIVAL.
It all makes sense why I loved this movie so much, then. Since Arrival is probably my favorite movie of all time taking Inception from the top slot. (I haven't seen Dunkirk, yet, but all my friends say it will be my new fav once I do.)

So.. 2049 was a flop. Not the success that Arrival was.
Ah well.