Annihilation ★★★½

I think Annihilation works as an extremely ambitious piece of sci-fi. However, it’s far away from being a modern science fiction extravaganza. It’s intriguing, interpretative but at the same time, it still feels the need to be a typical Hollywood film. The screenplay has it’s rough moments especially with the dialogue between characters when they spout out exposition as if Garland wasn’t confident enough that the audience could understand what’s going on. So, it sort of feels mixed on what this film wants to do. Does it want to tell its story or show its story? The last 10 minutes are a technical marvel and extremely ambiguous. The film is beautifully directed and shot as well. I want to try and figure out my own interpretation of the ending of this film. This is a pretty crazy movie overall. I’ll think about it some more later on.

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