Annihilation ★★★★

Phew. Well that was an experience. I'm still processing this film, but I have some initial thoughts. This movie almost collapses under the weight of its ambition but I think it pulls it off. I am hard-pressed to find a recent film that has as stunning creations and spectacles as this one does. It pulls a lot from other cerebral science fiction such as Solaris and Stalker while still being something different. It's a shame that this film will only be playing in the U.S. because I think if you choose to experience it, it should be on a big screen first since it demands immersion.