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Annihilation (2018)

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A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

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Alex Garland

Writers:

Alex Garland (written for the screen by), Jeff VanderMeer (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Lena
Benedict Wong ... Lomax
Sonoya Mizuno ... Humanoid & Katie (Med Student)
David Gyasi ... Daniel
Oscar Isaac ... Kane
John Schwab ... Paramedic
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Dr Ventress
Gina Rodriguez ... Anya Thorensen
Tuva Novotny ... Cass Sheppard
Tessa Thompson ... Josie Radek
Sammy Hayman ... Mayer
Josh Danford ... Shelley
Kristen McGarrity Kristen McGarrity ... Lena Double
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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One way in. No way out. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annihilation See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,071,584, 25 February 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,732,301, 19 April 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Frances McDormand was considered for the role of Dr. Ventress before Jennifer Jason Leigh was cast. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lomax: What did you eat? You had rations for two weeks. You were inside for nearly four months.
Lena: I don't remember eating.
Lomax: How long did you think you were inside?
Lena: Days. Maybe weeks.
Lomax: What happened to Josie Radek?
Lena: ...I don't know.
Lomax: What about Sheppard? Thorensen?
Lena: Dead.
Lomax: Ventress?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Every Day/Annihilation (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Helplessly Hoping
Performed by Crosby Stills & Nash (as Crosby Stills and Nash)
Written by Stephen Stills
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK
Published by Gold Hill Music Inc (BMI)
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Weird and Flawed Mess
15 March 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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