From the director of Ex Machina comes one of the year's most critically acclaimed thrillers. Biologist and former soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) is shocked when her missing husband (Oscar Isaac) comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone no one has ever returned from. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth. Experience this visually stunning film that will be sure to leave you on the edge of your seat...
Fear what's inside.. A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.. Annihilation Wiki
Really enjoyed this movie. Reminded me a bit of Alien. It’s been a while since there’s been a move like this. Would have liked one more ‘creature’. Suspenseful, great acting, stunning effects and scenery. Natalie Portman was excellent.
One of the most boring movies I've ever suffered through. Not even worth $0.99. Don't waste your time.
It's like an overly long outer limits episode with pointless long cutaways out of the story to snuggling scenes. It does take some of the concepts of budhism and render them out. It's not pretty. It's not a satisfying ending either. And there are odd inconsistencys. They have no memory, suddenly as they get closer (to the thing that's supposed to mess everything up) their memory seems to work normally again inexplicably and continue to do so for the rest of the film. Narrative device useful maybe. But yeah.. The pacing is too slow as well. It's a bit like "the fountain" ponderous. It does fit together in it's own way otherwise. And has some thoughtul ideas for sure. So even though I don't like it, it's not too bad a script. But I'm glad I just spent 99c. If you love fractals there's a lot of them.
Had good atmosphere and started off good. The idea was intriguing and they began to execute it well but I feel like it fell short of a proper ending or explanation. Not for me.
The film is better than the book. Actors were very good at playing their characters. It’s worth watching for sure.
I enjoyed the ideas in this movie. I'm not into horror movies though. Sometimes the fashion in which a set-piece is set up in this is campy, and within that, they often detract from the film. But a few times the camp is fun. For the most part I think the movie constructs what, in my opinion, is a healthy world view, minus the horror. 99cents rental, 4k!, awesome. Viva individuation unto non-linear personhood (so long as we keep the linear perceptions too) =)
Cinematically interesting but there was no point or plot too the film.
I hate to make a comparison. But Ex Machinca is much better. Maybe cause it can totally happen versus this movie.
I wasted 2 hours of my life watching this. Even at .99 cents it’s not worth it.
This kind of movie really opens a persons mind and the imagination that went into this film was outstanding.