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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Annihilation: the movie

This week's movie rental was Annihilation ...

a 2018 science fiction psychological horror film written and directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. It stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. The story follows a group of military scientists who enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and transmogrifying creatures.

I had read the book a while ago (posted about it here), which won the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel. The movie changes the story quite a bit but, especially going more towards horror than straight SF, but it was still worth a watch, with lots of nice special effects. Here's a trailer ...


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