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Plot: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.
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What does it look like to inferior human beings when an advanced alien race begins terraforming our planet right out from under us? This. This is what it looks like. 6/10.
It helps to have an open mind and just let yourself go with the flow of the story … most plot elements align about half-way through the film. Meanwhile just lean back and enjoy the outstanding visual effects, cinematography and sound design. And it has a few very disturbing/creepy scenes that may be tough for some.
Very dark and bizarrely beautiful sci-fi masterpiece, but I can also see why some don’t like it.
‘ANNIHILATION’: Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)
The new science fiction horror flick from writer/director Alex Garland (who also performed both duties on 2014’s ‘EX MACHINA’). It’s about a biologist who volunteers to lead an expedition into a dangerous environmental zone, after her husband comes out of the zone seriously injured, and the sole survivor of his expedition. It’s based on the novel, of the same name, by Jeff VanderMeer. The film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It’s gotten nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics, but it also performed really poorly at a test screening (which prompted a Netflix release overseas, instead of a theatrical one). I think the film is a very dark and bizarrely beautiful sci-fi masterpiece, and I can also see why a lot of people won’t like it.
A year has passed since a team of soldiers entered an environmental disaster zone, and never returned. One soldier, named Kane (Isaac), suddenly reappears, much to the desperate relief of his biologist wife Lena (Portman), but he doesn’t remember where he’s been or how he got home. Then he has a sudden medical emergency, and is rushed to a hospital. In an attempt to help him, Lena decides to join a team of all female scientists, on an expedition back into the environmental zone. Things of course don’t go as planned.
The movie is very hauntingly beautiful, and it’s especially highlighted by an awesomely haunting score, and some breathtaking visuals. The story is interesting, but it’s definitely slow-paced, and the climax is much more of an intellectual payoff than a spectacular action scene (which many viewers might be hoping for). So I can definitely see why some people would hate this film, but I loved it. It’s one I definitely won’t forget anytime soon too, and it’s great to see Natalie Portman (my old favorite actress) back in top form!
Annihilation of a Decent Idea
A meteorite strikes a lighthouse on the southeastern US coast and a mysterious ‘Shimmer Zone’ begins expanding from the impact point. The government keeps the event a secret and sends military units into the area, but none of these personnel ever return. After about a year, the special forces husband of an ex-Army biologist called Lena suddenly shows up at their home, remembering little of the previous twelve months and immediately falling seriously ill.
After this 15 minute prologue, Lena joins the next all-female expedition. The five women enter the zone, witness disturbing events and discover their communications devices no longer work. Rather than return to base and report these discoveries, they push on, arguing among themselves and making more foolish decisions until they resemble dim-witted teenagers in a slasher pic. The military and scientific background becomes increasingly unbelievable as routine action sequences and some uninspired CGI overwhelm the film’s grown-up possibilities.
Many sci-fi fans will recall JG Ballard conceived the original idea of an expanding zone where the laws of nature are transformed. By comparison to Ballard’s 1966 novel ‘The Crystal World’, Garland’s movie version of Jeff VanderMeer’s copycat concept is a conventional adventure yarn spiced up with some sci-fi mumbo-jumbo. ‘Annihilation’ ends up as inconsequential as Garland’s 2007 ‘Sunshine’ screenplay – and after ‘Ex Machina’, it’s a major disappointment.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Alex Garland
Writer Alex Garland (written for the screen by), Jeff VanderMeer (based on the novel by)
Actors Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, David Gyasi
Awards 16 wins & 56 nominations.
Production Company Scott Rudin Productions, DNA Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Weapon Dragon, Panavision G-Series and Ultra Panatar Lenses, Sony CineAlta F65, Panavision Primo Anamorphic Lenses, Sony CineAlta PMW-F55, Panavision G-Series Lenses (one scene)
Laboratory Molinare, London, UK (digital intermediate), Pinewood Digital (digital dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format AXSM, Redcode RAW, SRMemory
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, F55 RAW (4K) (source format) (one scene), F65 RAW (4K) (source format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Redcode RAW (6K) (source format), Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema