After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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 had stated earlier in her career that she'd never be in a horror movie. She changed her mind to appear in Black Swan (2010) and this film as she really wanted to work with the filmmakers. Scheduling conflicts prevented her from appearing in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), which she auditioned for and won. See more »
When Lena is painting the room and stops to go and hug Kane, in different shots during the hug the amount of white she has painted lessens, and has a different pattern. See more »
What did you eat? You had rations for two weeks. You were inside for nearly four months.
I don't remember eating.
How long did you think you were inside?
Days. Maybe weeks.
What happened to Josie Radek?
...I don't know.
What about Sheppard? Thorensen?
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The film reveals a transformation from sense of technology to sense of rite. However, Alex Garland, the director of the film, used a sly ending to keep the script from deviating from the traditional genre film too far.
Therefore, whether the expression of instinct self-destructive tendencies of human being, or the discussions of meaningless biogenesis, are both abandoned after an uncertain doubt.
As for the filming technical level, from cinematography to OST, and the performance of Natalie Portman, all this parts are quite brilliant. In addition, the mixture of cruel plot and holy atmosphere is unique and unforgettable.
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