Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, which is at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.
Michael B. Jordan,
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.
Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson have starred as major characters in Thor movies except the fact that not together. Natalie as Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World and Tessa as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok See more »
The Mark (Interlude)
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Words and Music by Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary and Apparat (as Sascha Ring)
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A meteorite strikes a lighthouse on the southeastern US coast and a mysterious 'Shimmer Zone' begins expanding from the impact point. The government keeps the event a secret and sends military units into the area. None of the personnel ever return, until the special forces husband of an ex-Army biologist called Lena suddenly shows up at their home. He's been missing for a year, remembers little of it, and soon falls seriously ill, which leads to Lena joining the next all-female expedition. After entering the zone, the five women discover strange mutations are happening to the flora and fauna, and their communications devices no longer work. Rather than return to base and report these discoveries, they push on deeper into the zone, making more foolish decisions as they proceed, until they resemble dim-witted teenagers in a slasher pic.
Many sci-fi fans will recall JG Ballard conceived the original idea of an expanding zone where the laws of nature are transformed. By comparison to Ballard's 1966 novel 'The Crystal World', Garland's film of Jeff VanderMeer's copycat fiction is a conventional adventure movie spiced up with some sci-fi mumbo-jumbo. The military and scientific background becomes increasingly farcical as routine action sequences and CGI pyrotechnics overwhelm all the grown-up possibilities. 'Annihilation' ends up as juvenile and unbelievable as Garland's 2007 'Sunshine' screenplay. After 'Ex Machina', it's a major disappointment.
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