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About the Movie
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...
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 223
- Fresh: 195
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This movie, unlike something produced for mass audiences, is about what happens in the calm moments between the loud, splashy sequences.
Fresh: Annihilation's commitment to older psychoanalytic (and deconstructionist) models for the self and its inexpressible shadows makes this a readily accessible drama of emotion.
Fresh: Garland's version is a worthy mutation.
Fresh: Absorbing and hypnotic, Annihilation is the best kind of sci-fi film - the kind that challenges and subverts the genre, all the while introducing new ideas that you'll see in films to come.
The first 8 min scenes will tick you off, but you won’t remember that. This defines mystery, and and it’s ready to throw you in a direction you can’t escape.
The War Against Gygas (true nerds will understand)
I have to admit this movie didn't take as much advantage of the opportunity to create some awesome Cronenberg-esc monsters, but it succeeds so well in every other area I can hardly give it a hard time for that. You can just feel that this is the horror equivalent of 2001 in the sense that it is a very slow burner and a lot of the terror felt in this show comes from the face you don't know what exactly the main characters are up against. I also saw what seemed like a reference to The Thing and geeked out over it. True, this film isn't going to appeal to everyone, especially those expecting a creature feature, but for the lucky few who "get it" it will be a real treat