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
Movie doesn’t make sense, had high hopes but only finished the movie with more questions. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy Natalie Portman great actress bad movie.
This movie gave me such chills even with very little shock and awe. However, that scene with the "bear" in the cabin was the most frightening most disturbing thing I have ever seen on screen. It was a good movie. It was a different sci-fi experience. I'd recommend it.
This movie is so cool and unique! A great science fiction movie!
Great theoretical plot, stunning visuals.
I generally don't like and WON'T watch scary movies, and while this movie isn't necessarily a "scary movie", it definitely has some edge of your seat moments and elements that would normally cause me to just walk out or watch something else. However, I COULD NOT WALK OUT on this movie. I HAD to know how it ended. I was completely wrapped up in the story and consumed by the question "what the actually #[email protected]& is happening and where is this all going????". One of the best movies I saw this year.
This a true pile of 💩whit 💨 🤦♂️OMG boring like you never see, if a got the chance to back to the past I cut my finger to no buy this thing.
This film is all about social justice when it comes to casting. Do they not know who their audience is? Women in general don’t care for action sci-fi and men don’t typically care to watch women beat up men twice their size or take on an alien invasion. Men are mainly the target audience for this genre and watching 120 pins women pretending to men is a huge let down and most men avoid watching 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.
It seems to be a pattern nowadays..when Rotten Tomatoes hail a new movie you can almost always expect that movie to be a rotten tomato...literally!! This movie is one of the best when it comes to diversity and gender equality and for that it deserves 5 stars. But unfortunately, this was supposed to be a Sci-Fi movie! Okay...I would have given zero stars...but not only is that not possible, the CGI and some scenes are okay. If you just want some Sci-Fi entertainment while you are doing other things like brushing your dog or painting your living room, that movie might fit the bill. The basic idea of the Alien infestation called the Shimmer is really intriguing, but this movie answers no questions, even though the actors are constantly asking them. After years of trying to probe the Shimmer with the best the nation has, they finally surrender and they are sending in a team of women who have almost no experience in combat and nobody seems to want to train them, even though they have been waiting for month to get ready, but at least they are some subject matter expert in certain science areas. Not that that would really matter, because they just walk around and guess what is going on. Everybody who thinks that they do some sort of science should be aware that looking into a to-go microscope is not real science. And at some point, they start to die...even they know that nothing came ever back, they show little situational awareness and things go down from there...but since the characters are not developed in any way shape or form, you don't really care...you just want the movie to be over because there is no action or scene that makes sense. One girl appears to be turning into a plant, but you don't really see it and can only guess that it happened. The Shimmer is an alien force that starts to mutate all living things...or at least some....because most of the evironment still looks the same and some is enhanced. While the crocodile and the bear seemed to have mutated to get worse and the deer to get cuter, no other animals are effected, so don't expect a freak nightmare zoo attacking the lady-team. Humans get effected and there are some good scenes, but it is just another dead end....I could go on, but that movie is just weird, has very little action, characters you don't care about and an end that seems obvious. I hope it is not the beginning of Part 2! Don't tell me I didn't warn you!!!
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.
Great concept, it’s a treat to watch a film as unique as this one as films tend to follow the same narrative these days. I literally did not guess any of the events that unfolded. At times though I became frustrated at the choices some of the characters made/ reacting to situations, quite somber at times. Maybe it was just symptoms of the field?!?
A complex story line which tends to lose itself a little but worth a watch, not great but had potential to be more.
I’m all for female centred film and all female casts, but do it with a story that isn’t self-indulgent pretentiousness directed into an orgy of tedious self indulgence. Netflix at its worst.