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
It was mediocre. It's worth the 99cent rental but I'm not sure that I would pay more for it.
The Rotten Tomato reviews could not be more biased. This was extremely poorly produced. Bad CGI, actors who don't know how to hold/shoot a gun, an ending that was a flashy attempt at being deeply thought provoking... There is no substance to this movie, and any reviews that give this a glowing review, clearly have their own agendas in mind.
Annihilation is a decent movie. It’s got the weird, unpredictable, inexplainable content that’s crucial for any contemporary sci-fi thriller. What’s great is that it doesn’t just play the peculiar “shock card” over and over, like some other sci-fi titles might. In fact, there are really only 2 or 3 unexpected “jump up out of your seat” jolts in this movie. ‘Annihilation’ focuses on a complex storyline, stunning visuals, and intellectual content...not cheap thrills. My only complaint is that the conclusion is wildly ambiguous and wide open to personal interpretation. Make sure to have your iPad on hand because you’ll be searching for “Annihilation ending explained” as soon as the credits start to roll.
This movie had no real heart and fluidity. Totally fake.
It looks great and there are great scenes, but in the end it makes no sense and just falls apart.
Similar format of a tormented intellectual woman suffering from the loss of a loved one goes headlong into researching an alien arrival only to get wrapped up in self discovery while the rest of her team slowly die in increasingly strange and not so exciting ways. Dark, slow, not uplifting. Has the fingerprints of the Ex Machina director all over it for how you feel at the end which is not a happy ending for the good guys. $0.99 rental was a good price. Natalie Portman and the rest of the actors delivered their performances but the plot just never really gets going. Kind of a slow walk.
Based on the first book of a trilogy, the movie is visually interesting and introduces a lot of questions, but none of the real answers we were looking for. It has an unfinished feel to it, with it coming across that we're only really being introduced to a deeper story. It's visually interesting, and builds up suspence well in some areas, but the main questions really aren't answered. It has some very slow and unnecessary scenes that don't really move the plot along very well. The inserted scenes between the main character and her husband gave us more back story, but in places in the movie that didn't make scense, and felt like interruptions. And by leaving so much open to interpretation, with no confirmation of what's really going on, it feels like a cheat, making the audience come away with what ever the audience wants to come away with. If you're looking for a story that has a beginning, middle and end, this isn't one. As a scifi, there are much better movies and short works out there.
Beautiful movie but if you try to watch it by connecting an iPad to your tv with an hdmi cable it won’t play bc it’s protected. Rent it from amazon instead or you’ll have to ask for your money back. Apple, you need to clearly specific which movies cannot be played by using your own cables. This is garbage.
But as in different good. I liked it and good movie to buy or rent.
What a mish mash of elements from other sci fi hits thrown together in a poorly characterized filme. Seriously, who thinks of this stuff?