The vast range of responses to a film like this is fascinating. It must reflect the many different ways we all use film entertainment. For example, I love science fiction, and am always willing to suspend disbelief, but to me 'Westworld' is based on a ludicrous premise, has no real heart, and manifestly rushes round during the last couple of episodes desperately inventing unbelievable fixes and switches to the plot to get it to work.But the imagery is wonderful, and apparently to many loyal viewers this more than makes up for it's other shortcomings ..Similarly, 'Annihilation' looks like a significant film, talks like a significant film but in the end is nothing more than a rather tedious exercise in beautiful CGI and pseudo philosophy. But the scary stuff ( weird beasts that have skulls instead of real heads, writhing things in people's stomachs etc,) are randomly plucked from the well established horror movie playbook.There is nothing remotely original about anything in the film. Nothing.When studio heads dump a $40M movie straight to Netflix you know that even they can recognise a stinker.Yet there are those who've apparently just watched the movie of a lifetime...
Annihilation (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
Annihilation (2018) 1080p
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.
IMDB: 7.630 Likes
The Synopsis for Annihilation (2018) 1080p
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.
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The Reviews for Annihilation (2018) 1080p
Empty and lostReviewed bymartinlucas-469-207968Vote: 1/10
Other reviewers have pointed out all the illogical aspects of the movie, but what impacted me the most was the ever so present stronk feminism... That, and the flashbacks that ruined every little atmosphere build up.
Also, check out every review above 7, clearly "professionally" written... This movie's grade belongs in the 4.5 zone...
While watching the movie, I was both engrossed by the events playing out onscreen while at the same time thinking "this could be done better". To me, the writing felt like it was done by a smart Middle-Schooler: smart enough to understand some science concepts and have a few interesting ideas, but too naive in the world to create realistic or logical human behavior.
There are just too many times that things occur that have no sense or logic. I'm not talking about the "alien" aspect, which is supposed to be somewhat mysterious and incomprehensible, but about the way that the humans in the story act or react to what's going on. The way that the government is handling the phenomenon seems strangely hands-off for what should be the most important event in the history of humanity, and the individuals involved make lots of odd decisions just to drive the story forward.
On top of that, there is a framing device where a survivor is being interrogated about the events of what is shown throughout the movie, and it not only doesn't provide any additional illumination to bother with the clunkiness, it tends to deflate a lot of the tension by giving away certain plot points before you see them on screen. The ending is more just vague for the sense of being mysterious rather than making you really ask questions afterward. I suspect that if you asked the Director how the ending related to the rest of the movie, he would't be able to give more of an answer than he wanted things to be left open-ended.
Finally, the characters are all fairly morose and sedated. There's a (weak) explanation in the movie for this, but the overall low energy makes you not care too much about any of the characters.