Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’

February 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

While Black Panther may be hogging up all the headlines, there are other movies out there, and Annihilation is one worth noting. With a dominant female cast, a bizzare alien¬†otherworldliness, and an interesting story that is one part character exploration and one part journey into the unknown, it’s a film that entertains on multiple levels. It’s not a fast paced action film, but for those who enjoy a good visual feast of creative imagination, this one delivers.

At the heart of the film is Natalie Portman’s character Lena. She’s ex-army and currently a bioligist. She gets wrapped up in a government group that’s trying to study an alien entity that’s changing the environment and steadily growing. So far, they’ve learned nothing about it. Lena is recruited along with four other women to explore the area that’s being reshaped by the alien presence and to find its source to see if it can be stopped. Thus you get Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny joining Natalie Portman on this sci-fi exploration adventure. As they get closer to the source, they see weirder and weirder things. Along the way, we learn more about Lena and her husband who went missing, who is played by Oscar Isaac. We also learn more about the alien presence. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’…

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