Well, my fingernails were annihilated!
Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).
Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh headline this sci-fi thriller, with supporting roles from Oscar Isaac and Tessa Thompson amongst others. I'm not going to talk about the content of the movie at all if I can help it here - I really think you need to go in cold if at all possible.
I think all that most people want to know is - "is it worth going to see?" - and yes! it most definitely is.
I will only add that there's some pretty deeply sci-fi (and really creepy) concepts at play in this movie (written and directed by Alex Garland - the writer of Ex Machina , as mentioned above) - and it doesn't disappoint in the mind-bending department. You will be left thinking over the concepts introduced for quite a while I reckon. Maybe even months after - I'm sure I will be anyway. I think many of the elements are very iconic, creepy, thoughtful and original. Just what we want in a movie!
The Bottom Line
Not for the feint hearted - this movie explores some wonderfully mindful concepts which will leave you pondering things afterwards. Take a journey into the Shimmer and go see it!