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Annihilation (2018)

R | 1h 55min | 8/10 | #SciFi #Horror #Thriller

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


 
 

STORYLINE:

Annihilation (2018) follows Lena, a biologist and former soldier, who joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside "The Shimmer," a mysterious and expanding phenomenon that is mutating the environment and the creatures within it. As Lena and her team venture deeper into the unknown, they encounter mutated landscapes and creatures that defy explanation. The film is a haunting exploration of the unknown, the boundaries of human understanding, and the destructive and transformative power of nature.


STAFF REVIEW:

Annihilation (2018) is a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Garland. The film, based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel, stands out for its atmospheric tension, thought-provoking themes, and striking visuals. Natalie Portman delivers a compelling performance as Lena, supported by a strong ensemble cast including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Oscar Isaac. The film's exploration of identity, transformation, and the unknown is both eerie and mesmerizing. Garland's direction and Rob Hardy's cinematography create a captivating and unsettling atmosphere that lingers long after the credits roll. Annihilation is a bold and ambitious film that challenges viewers with its complex narrative and stunning imagery.


CREDITS:

Director: 

- Alex Garland

Writers:

- Alex Garland (screenplay)

- Jeff VanderMeer (novel)

Starring:

- Natalie Portman as Lena

- Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress

- Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen

- Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek

- Tuva Novotny as Cass Sheppard

- Oscar Isaac as Kane

Produced by:

- Andrew Macdonald

- Allon Reich

- Eli Bush

- Scott Rudin

Production Companies:

- Paramount Pictures

- Skydance Media

- DNA Films

- Scott Rudin Productions

Cinematography: Rob Hardy

Edited by: Barney Pilling

Music by: 

- Geoff Barrow

- Ben Salisbury

Distributed by: 

- Paramount Pictures

Release date: February 23, 2018

Run Time: 1h 55min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $40-55 million

Box office: $43.1 million


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