Annihilation (2018)

I’m not entirely sure what it was that made me watch Annihilation for the first time. It might have been Alex Garland’s work with Ex Machina, which I really enjoyed. I didn’t really know what to expect going in to Annihilation, other than mostly everyone I knew that had watched it had hated it.

And I suppose, I can see why. Annihilation isn’t a bad movie per se, its just that I had no fucking clue what was going on. I’m usually pretty alright with this, and to be honest I probably mostly was, but I had the sneaking suspicion that I was missing some sort of deeper meaning or message that was being lost from the novels.

The visuals are stunning and the cast are fantastic. The effort of everyone involved is commendable, but unfortunately, the big Hollywood adaption of this bizarre tale does slightly miss the mark.