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 Kane wakes Lena to tell her he's leaving a day early he puts a glass of orange juice on the nightstand. A few seconds later the camera angle changes and the glass is in a different spot. 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 Mark (Interlude)
Performed by Moderat
Words and Music by Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary and Apparat (as Sascha Ring)
Licensed courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Limited
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When the viewer reads in the cast of a sci-fi adventure the names of Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, he or she would certainly expect an enjoyable film. Unfortunately "Annihilation" is a weird and flawed mess, with the most ridiculous attitudes. Kane is missing and when he comes back home, Lena kisses her husband and notes he is coughing up blood. However she does not take any medical care. She teams up with four women that have no military training but they go to the shimmer with heavy weapons and not escorted by military. They do not carry any masks, gloves, breathing apparatuses or any other protection. The biologist Lena touches the flowers and other mutations in the shimmer without mask or gloves. One of the girls is attacked by a mutated alligator in a house nearby the swamp. They kill it and use two canoes to explore the swamp. Is it necessary to the story the pointless affair of Lena with the African American Dan? Why she lies to her two mates telling that the shortest way to leave the shimmer would be close to the lighthouse? There are many other flaws and a disappointing conclusion. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Aniquilação" ("Annihilation")
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