DVD - 2018
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Biologist and former soldier Lena is shocked when her missing husband comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone from which no one has ever returned. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Media Distribution, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: ANN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm
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Jul 16, 2018

Bad. Really bad. A slow waste of time without any meaning. Sure you can talk about it and discuss what it meant, because the writer/director did not give any indication of what he wanted to convey. So make up the meaning for yourself and the ending too.

Jul 14, 2018

Sucks. Hope the library only bought one copy. Weird not worth time to watch.

Jul 07, 2018

Alex Garland, you brilliant mind-melting creature, you. Annihilation is one of those movies where things aren't simply spelled out. There's no hand-holding, no direct narrative in which to draw conclusions on the finale from the first five minutes. You'll be left with questions. Questions you most likely will never receive an answer to. My prediction is that you'll either watch it once, perhaps not even all the way through, and set it aside as another Arrival-esque sci-fi romp; or, if you're like me (can we be friends?) you'll immediately plan on watch it a second, perhaps third, time the moment you get the opportunity. Also, I have to add that the soundtrack is single-handedly one of the most daunting compositions I've ever heard and it is absolutely spectacular.

Jul 04, 2018

There's a scene near the end of the movie where I had to pull myself away and look over at my husband, blinking repeatedly, and then say, "I'm so glad we're not on hallucinogenics right now." That's my only recommendation for this movie, do not do hallucinogenics and watch it. I personally enjoyed this film, but I get why someone might not. If a friend of mine said, "it was weird and the acting was bad and the alien life was boring," I'd probably be like, "totally," but I wouldn't really agree. I'd just think that we got something different from the movie, which is maybe the point? People are scared of different types of alien-ness, this idea of the unknown and what it could do to us if it landed here, and my personal biggest wig-out when it comes to alien life is the idea that we are so far below them that aliens might not even really understand that they were obliterating us. I'm not even sure if that's what is happened in this movie either. It's just trippy, and I like that about it, and it's got an awesome cast. Tessa Thompson slayed in Thor, Natalie Portman has been killing it since 1994, Gina Rodriguez steps out of her cutesy Jane the Virgin role and it's not a reach.
So go watch it, figure out if you like, and we can talk. Oh, and if you do take hallucinogenics, please tell me about that too!

Jul 02, 2018

2 hours of my life I'll never get back! Slow, boring, incoherent, simply terrible. Gave it 1 1/2 stars because of the cool mutated bear with the bear/human voice.

Equal parts beautiful, trippy, and creepy.

Jun 30, 2018

Simply Awful. The premise of a female dominated sci-fi action flick with Portman as the lead does not save this yarn about alien happenings in parts unknown. Mostly diriviative of other movies in the genre (The Thing comes to mind) this flick does nothing for Portman except makes you wonder if she needed a paycheck. The special effects are TV/Netflix quality and the acting so-so. The major issue with this film is that none of the characters are worth your emotional investment so once they are killed off you don’t care and even cheer because you know you are coming closer to the film’s end.

Jun 29, 2018

This film was an odd artsy science fiction/horror/psychological movie to watch. The plot was easy enough to follow but it was the ending that really left me a bit confused and a little let down that there wasn't really a true wrapped up ending. Regardless it was a beautifully filmed and the actors were great to watch.

Jun 27, 2018

So glad I didn't pay money for this sad new age version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". A slow film that finally went some where, but frightened it self by finding a plot and then... I got the ending, interesting , leaves you hanging though. So many times this film could have been made interesting; did they run out of money or imagination. A newer and better Alien invasion/horror film is "Life" with Rebecca Ferguson. Watch "Life" or "Body Snatchers" instead.

SnoIsleLib_CraigB Jun 26, 2018

If Annihilation (2018) hadn't been written by an English director and adapted from an American novel, I would have sworn it was Russian. Its pace is meditative, its cinematography careful and lavish, and its aim philosophical. It doesn't scare you so much as it makes you think, and I imagine anybody going to the theater expecting a summer blockbuster would have been disappointed. That's too bad, because it's really quite a lovely little film. Not only that, but it's the first sci-fi film I've seen in quite some time with an all-female lead cast.

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