Annihilation (2018)

“Ventress wants to face it. You want to fight it. But I don’t think I want either of those things.” – Josie

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Mar 2018)

Brief Synopsis – After her soldier husband returns from a dangerous mission in an unknown alien phenomena, a biologist volunteers to also go there in order to try and understand what happened to him while he was there.

My Take on it – This is a film that starts off really well largely due to the way that we quite quickly get to know the characters and begin to care for them as they get ready to embark on a strange and dangerous expedition.

The cats of this film is chosen really well and Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaacs and Jennifer Jason-Leigh all stand out in their respective roles.

These characters help us get a clear idea as to mystery of the unknown while also making us realize the danger and curiosity of seeking and finding the true answers to these questions.

Unfortunately, this film reaches a point (near the half way mark) where it deviates from its initial science fiction premise and it becomes more of a horror film than it should.

They unfortunately don’t handle the transition very well and things lose their impact once it turns towards that direction.

This film is based on the first book of a series and despite never having read the story, the way that this film tells its story makes me quite curious to wonder where the rest of the chapters in this story will take the overall story from the point we leave off at.

Bottom Line – This story starts off really good and we immediately start to care about the characters as they get ready to embark on this dangerous mission.  The cast is great and we get a clear idea as to the mystery of it all along with the danger and curiosity of finding the answers. Around the half way make, this film deviates from it’s initial sci-fi premise and leans more towards a horror aspect of things which wasn’t handled as well.  I’ve never read the book this is based on and am quite curious as to where the rest of the books take this story afterwards

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Oscar Isaac filmed this movie and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on adjacent studio lots. He had the same trailer for both films and would often film scenes for both movies on the same day. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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