Annihilation

Annihilation

By Alex Garland

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2018-02-23
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • Production Company: DNA Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
6.3/10
6.3
From 3,339 Ratings

Description

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...

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  • Yawn

    1
    By Z0MBIE13
    So slow that it made anything interesting about the movie into boring sleep-fest.
  • Terrible

    1
    By gowestss
    Don’t waste your money
  • Dum Liberals

    1
    By Jack johnz
    I would have watched this in the past, but since so many entertainers are mouth spewing liberals, I just can not get my self to watch.
  • Boring and lackluster

    1
    By Darkblaze555
    The movie started out okay. It was nothing special. As you keep watching, you think the movie would ramp itself up into a faster pace. It doesn’t at all. The movie just plods along and has weird flashbacks to the past with her husband. The present timeline is staying lazy and has a few thrills. The thrills are items they could have made more substantial but they don’t. I finished the movie and I was not impressed with it. They had an interesting concept that they could have used better but they didn’t put any effort into it. The actors felt it and they played their characters blandly.
  • Excellent. See for yourself.

    5
    By Mr. Adrian Braun
    One of the signs of a good movie is whether or not it affects you long after you've seen it. This is one of those movies. The cons are that the movie is not paced well in a conventional sense, so it's a little slow to start and the dialogue can get lost. There are also some flashbacks that, in my opinion, are a little gratuitous. The pros: Lots to talk about here. The acting is really good, especially Jennifer Jason Leigh and Natalie Portman, though the script sometimes fades to grey. The plot is great, being based on a novel concept (pun intended-it's based loosely on a book that is quite unique in its conceptualization). This movie has one of the absolute creepiest scenes I've ever watched, and the climax is simply unexpected and insane. Everything in between is important and makes sense if you are watching, which brings me to my next point. If you allow yourself, you will be drawn into a world that is simultaneously beautiful and disturbing, and when you're in, you get it. I suspect a lot of the people never allowed themselves to go there, so they didn't get it. Getting in is the key to enjoying the movie and seeing how brilliant it is. The end is somewhat ambiguous, but if you use your brain, the unanswered questions are intriguing, not bothersome. So let me get to the reason why I think this is one of the best sci-fi movies I've watched. For me, it was the climax scene with Jennifer Jason Leigh. I don't want to give any spoilers, but it was an epiphany. Some things are simply incomprehensible to us and we will never understand them. For most of us, those are just words we may hear or speak, words we read on a page or a screen, but we perceive them in context of continual progress toward the goal of understanding. We assume there are answers we can understand, and that we will ultimately grasp the reasons someday. This movie takes us out of that context, so the twists are not only visually stunning, they are conceptually profound.
  • Horrible movie

    1
    By Aldeepa234
    It was a waste of time.
  • Starring Natalie Portman's Forehead, of course.

    3
    By gnomeofzurich
    Earnest, ponderous, pseudo-meaningful blob of a film. The only consolations: a) it was the 99-cent rental, b) didn't have to endure it in a theater followed by a panel discussion, and, c) it ended. Strangely compelling to-the-death nipple-pulling finale. Didn't expect that "twist".
  • Yes

    5
    By Miiiiiiiike L
    Beautiful, meaningful and thought provoking.
  • Freaky and Labored

    2
    By The Iron Marshal
    This is one of those movies that works hard at being unique by copying the ideas from other movies and books. There is a lot of Stephen King in this movie. But not the Stephen King of the books. More like the Stephen King of the failed movies or TV movies. Knowledge of anatomy and science is missing, even though they made an attempt to pull this in by the main character's job roles. I especially liked how they had lots of ammunition for the rifles, but no spare magazines on their persons. Generally a labored film that you should only watch for the 99 cent rental.
  • weak

    1
    By toddlich12
    Scripts and execution this weak makes one think we could all make a movie as newbies and stil come out better. Do not waste your time

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