Annihilation (2018 film)

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"One way in. No way out." When a biologist's husband disappears while exploring a bizarre quarantine zone surrounding a fallen meteorite, she joins an expedition into the disaster area with an anthropologist, psychologist, surveyor, and linguist, but does not find what she's expecting.


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  • Release Date: 2018
  • Country/Language: UK/USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Setting: Modern/Near Future USA; Delta Green
  • Runtime: 1 hr 15 min
  • Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • Writer: Alex Garland (screenplay), Jeff VanderMeer (original story)
  • Producer/Production Co: DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions
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  • IMDB Page: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian, could possibly have been written by Lovecraft himself.)

I've seen some fair comparisons to "The Colour Out of Space (fiction)".

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


Review Links:

  • User:Ywhateley: "Came off as sort of a mix of "Aliens" and "The Thing", mixed with a dash of "Colour Out of Space", marred largely by a weak CGI-heavy ending, though I still found it enjoyable, with everything that happened between the team entering the quarantine area and the start of the lighthouse scene being especially eerie and enjoyable."

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Keeper Notes

  • The investigators are recruited into a specialist armed science team organized to explore a mysterious region surrounding a meteorite with physics-defying properties.