“Isn’t the self-destruction coded into us? Imprinted into each cell.”
— Dr. Ventress, Annihilation (2018)
All of its sloppiness is saved by its final act. All of it is saved by the beauty of its final act. Its final act blends, blends, blends, blends through its horror—the beauty of its horror. Life is terrifying, lifeforms are terrifying, and mutation of survival is beyond creepy, gross, skin crawling and frankly alien.
Annihilation's greatest strength is its team…