A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.
“Annihilation” is a science-fiction/horror movie directed by Alex Garland and released in 2018. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac.
The story follows a group of five women who enter “The Shimmer,” a mysterious, rapidly expanding zone of mutating landscapes and creatures that is spreading along the US coastline. The team is led by a biologist named Lena (Portman), whose husband (Isaac) was the only person to return from a previous mission into The Shimmer. As they progress deeper into The Shimmer, the women encounter various dangerous and bizarre phenomena, and begin to question their own sanity and identities.
The movie was praised for its visual effects, sound design, and acting, particularly Portman’s performance. However, it received mixed reviews for its pacing and ambiguous ending. Overall, “Annihilation” is a thought-provoking and visually stunning film that explores themes of self-destruction, identity, and the unknown.