What a strong piece of cinema. Not enough people are seeing this film.
Welp, looks like the “eco-horror” genre proves to be EFFING TERRIFYING.
I had to pee last night and held it because I didn't want to get up alone in the bathroom where reflections are.... It's the next morning and I'm still thinking about the last fifteen minutes, wait, the last half, no sorry, THE WHOLE ENTIRE FILM.
Visually stunning, the narrative doesn't focus too much on why The Shimmer exists, which in the film you'll see that there isn't really time to do that.
Please see Annihilation in theaters right now as it probably needs financial help due to its Marvel competition at the moment.
I'm glad movies like this can be made, honestly, but I wanted to like it more than I actually did. You can either choose to have the problems bother you (like me) or overlook them. I had issues with Tessa Thompson's character/scenes, some motifs that began in the beginning that didn't trail on, and some scenes that just didn't fit/could've been approached a different way (mostly the scenes with Thompson's character and the character Squeeze). Regardless, this was a fun ride to experience in theaters and I appreciate the creativity.