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
While watching the movie, I was both engrossed by the events playing out onscreen while at the same time thinking "this could be done better". To me, the writing felt like it was done by a smart Middle-Schooler: smart enough to understand some science concepts and have a few interesting ideas, but too naive in the world to create realistic or logical human behavior.
There are just too many times that things occur that have no sense or logic. I'm not talking about the "alien" aspect, which is supposed to be somewhat mysterious and incomprehensible, but about the way that the humans in the story act or react to what's going on. The way that the government is handling the phenomenon seems strangely hands-off for what should be the most important event in the history of humanity, and the individuals involved make lots of odd decisions just to drive the story forward.
On top of that, there is a framing device where a survivor is being interrogated about the events of what is shown throughout the movie, and it not only doesn't provide any additional illumination to bother with the clunkiness, it tends to deflate a lot of the tension by giving away certain plot points before you see them on screen. The ending is more just vague for the sense of being mysterious rather than making you really ask questions afterward. I suspect that if you asked the Director how the ending related to the rest of the movie, he would't be able to give more of an answer than he wanted things to be left open-ended.
Finally, the characters are all fairly morose and sedated. There's a (weak) explanation in the movie for this, but the overall low energy makes you not care too much about any of the characters.
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.