There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
I don't normally enjoy nonlinear films anyway, and when I have, it has to be truly engulfing to rival how disjointed the story is. Annihilation is an example of a film so disjointed and jarring, that I truly believe the sole purpose of its creation is to frustrate viewers. I liked nothing about it, but I give it two stars for atmosphere.
Utter crap! What a complete waste of time. Pathetic attempt at being artistic and failing!
This movie is probably one of the best from 2018. It won't be to everyone's taste but it is well worth a watch. The concept is original and the design and execution is fantastic. The soundtrack, acting and editing all add to the atmosphere. It is really quite unsettling at times, the fear of this great unknown. To some viewers the movie would feel slow and dull, but imo the pacing was just right. There were also a couple of genuinely quite scary moments! It's a great independent movie to watch
I must say, this is one of the prettiest films I've seen in a while. A lot of dough was spent on set design alone, including their psychedelic forest and Alien-like cave. The writers fell asleep on the story, though. There were too many holes to make the film truly believable, the biggest one being that everyone around the Shimmer site is wearing hazmat suits except the ladies who venture helplessly into it. The place glows like Chernobyl - cover up, dammit!Still, this flick is worth watching simply for the effects. On my 55" 4K UHD TV it looked awesome. Maybe that's why I've rated it so highly.