I drove in a huge snow storm to see "Annihilation" and thank god I also saw Red Sparrow or I would have been really pissed. Several flashbacks to irrelevant sex scenes with no sex in them. I imagine the film director after realizing his picture is boring and stupid decided he better show Natalie Portman's bare back or risk losing distribution of this drivel altogether. After several teams of marines disappear in a forest someone thinks it's a good idea to send in a group of young women "scientists" with assault rifles, and no training to confront an unknown alien something or other. Just as expected the brainless girls start fighting amongst each other and each one wants to go her own way. How very high school is that? To rationalize sending in a team of children Jeff Vandermeer and Alex Garland thought they better have the little girls say a few scientific type sounding words but not too many because they are a bit hard to pronounce. This film gives the SciFi genre a bad name.
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A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.
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A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she's expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.
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This film should be annihilated!Reviewed bymlaholaVote: 1/10
Sometimes you see a good movie, sometimes you see a great movie, and sometimes you see a movie that has such sheer ambition and grandiosity that you can't help but marvel at what the medium of film is able to accomplish. Annihilation generates so much wonder in a two-hour runtime that the it feels like its bursting at its seams. It makes every other movie that has come out in last several years feel diminutive in comparison. Natalie Portman yet again delivers a staggering performance, and one that manages to stand out against the engulfing nature of her environment. To give away anything deeper would rob you of some of the unbounded awe the film will give rise to, so I will stop there.
The world built in Annihilation is so rich, terrifying, and mystifying. In the middle of the film, I couldn't help but think how I could spend another ten hours in that chair just exploring what else it had to share. I'm more than thankful I was able to even spend two hours there.
I don't review films, but I felt I had to counter the "one star" ratings from people who evidently didn't "get" this modern sci-fi masterpiece. I have to say I'm baffled by the extremely low reviews from some people, especially those who claim they went to sleep during the movie (is it fair to give it one star if you didn't see all of it?), or those who claim they are doing it to counter the "fake" ten star reviews.
I am giving this a ten because this movie single-handedly restored my faith in cinema as capable of giving me an "experience" in the theater. This is not a perfect film. That's not why I gave it a ten. I gave it a ten because of its vision and its impact. I'd say it's a cross between Alien, Arrival, Monsters, and 2001. If you don't like films that create an environment and put you in it to experience something, you probably won't like this. It's not a straight linear sci-fi film where you will have all your questions answered. Instead, it will make you think about what life and death is, about what ties us together, and it will give you a few scares along the way, and show you things you have never seen in other films. It will also convey how important the soundtrack can be in a film.
It's tragic that other countries didn't get a chance to see this in the theater. For anyone watching this overseas on Netflix, I recommend you watch on the largest television you can find with the best sound system you can get, and crank it. If you have to bribe your friend with the 70" television and Atmos sound system, do it. It's worth it to experience this film to the fullest. I wish I could see it for the first time again in the theater.
If you've read the book, Garland says this was created as a sort of "dream" of the book, and it's only roughly based on that work. If you have read the book first, you need to reset your expectations going in.
Again, this is not a "paid" review, it's not a "fake" review. I experienced what I can only describe as a near-religious experience in the theater watching this film, and a repeated view at home brought all those feelings back. It's a tremendous work, and I can't wait to see what Garland does next.