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Annihilation

16 Mar

With Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny.

This film fascinated me from the beginning, but that stopped a bit before the end. I have always been interested in Biology, so the things that occur to Lena (played by Natalie Portman) seem quite awesome to me. Her way of looking at things and explaining them I liked quite a lot. Then other parts came into it, which made it -in my opinion- less believeable, and by the end I could no longer back the theory and so I was just watching a film with nice visual effects.

Lena has been mourning for about a year as her husband was send out on a mission and never returned. Then suddenly he does.
When he does, they are -it seems- kidnapped for whatever reasons, and what follows is a bit of a cross between The Cube (because of the highly trained backgrounds of the women), The Predator (it’s set in a weird sort of jungle and nobody seems to get out of it alive) and other scifi films, except it’s women in the team and not males.

It has its proper moments in horror, in fascination about the beings in the film being mutated -the part that I liked- and other sorts of science messing with nature’s plans.

All in all it’s a pretty nice watch, it’s just that the ending is…a bit open, I guess. It doesn’t come with a major cliffhanger, but it keeps you wondering, in a way.

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Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Films, Opinion, Uncategorized

 

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5 responses to “Annihilation

  1. lenam1985

    March 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Oh it kept me watching up until the point where you discovered she was cheating on her husband, i was like nope done with you lol The monster scenes were pretty good, i just think it was a bit of a random film for Natalie Portman to do, apparently it was to get a cinema release but then they didn’t think anyone would watch it so it was sent to Netflix.

     
    • MaLadeVr

      March 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

      I think I started skip-hopping before that (I do that at times with films, the scenes with Ventress were so slow!) and yes I did think the ‘weird’ scenes (with made up creatures) were awesome. That was what kept me interested 🙂

       
      • lenam1985

        March 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm

        Yeah Ventress was a very hard character to like! I know she was dying but still.

         
  2. lenam1985

    March 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    This was one of the most random films i have watched. I wasn’t overly taken with it, you’re right about the ending, were the both aliens? Also i found it weird that Natalie Portman had my name lol I probably wouldn’t watch it again.

     
    • MaLadeVr

      March 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

      Hehe I only just watched it (beginning) again because I couldn’t remember the name of one of the characters….I can understand you weren’t overly taken with it as a whole. It has some moments that are worth watching, but not all of it eh?

       

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