ANNIHILATION (2018) Review

Annihilation is an interesting take on what could be considered an alien invasion of a sorts, kind of film. I think.

An alien beam strikes a lighthouse, and from there, a bubble of energy starts to expand from that impact point, changing everything in its path in fascinatingly different and confusing ways.
A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she's expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.

The film stars Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, Oscar Isaac, in a film directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go).

Annihilation is a fascinating sci-fi story, about an alien presence that inserts itself in a place on Earth and as it's influence on the immediate environment grows, so to, does the world of the space it controls.  People go into this bubble it's created, to never be heard from again, but as people go into the bubble, weird things start to happen to them, from losing time to going a bit mad and turning on each other.

Natalie Portman plays an ex-military kind of scientist that is part of an expedition that heads into the anomaly and finally makes it to the destination that everyone was looking for...  

And that's all I'll say, because that's the way it is.

It's a wonderfully engaging sci-fi flick and I think you'd enjoy it to some degree.

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