Annihilation (2018) - Quick Review

Friday, July 6, 2018

poster for Annihilation (2018)

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.(IMDB)
Rating: R
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Drama
Released: February 23, 2018
Directed by: Alex Garland
Written by: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer (based on the novel by)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac

Annihilation is a beautiful and suspenseful sci-fi/horror art film that requires multiple views in order to fully appreciate it. Many of the scenes that take place in the Shimmer look like art installations, which is great, but (for me at least), it does become a bit of a distraction. I found myself paying more attention to what was on the screen than to the story itself. It is definitely a weird little movie that is not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

*Movie summary and image from IMDB.