The Arrivals documentary is dead on arrival. The opening scene doesn't inspire much confidence. It steals scenes from The Lord of the Rings (as it does throughout this seven-hour video), integrating them with Islamic doomsday prophecy. This conspiracy-filled movie attempts to be serious, but ends up being comical. It's a documentary that feels more like a mockumentary.
Why did I torture myself for seven hours? I have degree in Religion and specialized in Islam. My thesis was on eschatology. Thus, an Islamic documentary about the end of days naturally interested me. However, the more I watched, the more I giggled.
The "arrivals" refers to the beings who will arrive at the end of the time: Satan, the anti-Christ, and God's army. This video attempts to show that these "arrivals" are due any moment. Don't hold your breath.
The so-called YouTube conspiracy
Some of the documentary's fans have argued that there's a YouTube conspiracy against The Arrivals. They believe that YouTube took the movie off the site because YouTube is anti-Muslim or part of the New World Order that wants to suppress "the truth."
Wrong. From first few seconds of watching the video, you could see why they banned it: copyright infringement. The film uses movie soundtracks and movie clips without the permission of the authors.
I once made a simple video that had no political message at all, but YouTube deleted it because I was using copyrighted music. What I was doing was illegal, so I had to change the music. In some cases they let you keep the music, but the artist has the right to put ads on your video.
Go ahead and make a video that "Youtube is best site ever!" while using a famous soundtrack. YouTube will probably flag your video for copyright infringement.
There are hundreds of anti-Jewish and pro-New World Order videos on YouTube. Therefore, it's not the message of The Arrivals that YouTube has a problem with, but copyright infringement. YouTube is not anti-Muslim or pro-Israel. It's just a place to put legal videos.
Although you can see much of The Arrivals on YouTube, some of the 10-minute episodes are mute. Given how long and repetitive this documentary is, you won't be missing anything by skipping the muted segments. Unfortunately, when I was staying with a nice Muslim family in Bosnia-Hercegovina, I was given the original movie on DVD. Thus, I had to suffer through the whole indoctrination.