What is it?
The 2018 science fiction psychological horror movie Annihilation.
What is it about?
This is how Metacritic describes this movie:
Lena (Natalie Portman), a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline.
Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.
My brother GC and I watched this movie yesterday, it was a science fiction movie that had a slower feel to it and it focused on creating a certain atmosphere with that mood and with its interesting sometimes Princess Mononoke-like visuals, and it somewhat reminded me of a movie by Denis Villeneuve.
This movie kept more mystery going than I liked, they skipped important details, the main characters lacked proper preparation and equipment and training and awareness, et cetera; but those things did not seem necessary for what this movie was trying to achieve, which I think was to make you feel certain things, and then have you think and come up with your own conclusions.
So while the movie failed in some ways in a traditional sense, it did succeed in making you feel something and think, and it was one of those movies that left me not sure how I felt about it exactly; and so it was unique in some ways, and is not for everyone and do not watch it when you are bored.
There were some surreal visuals with some nice music/sounds and a few creepy moments, I just wish that they would have explained more and shortened or removed some of the slower parts, and then this movie would have been better and more accessible.
It still is not a bad movie, and is the kind of movie to watch if you feel like watching something that is a bit artsy and open to interpretation.