ANNIHILATION demands the audience to be as alert and curious as the four women who venture into the Shimmer. It's a film that's working on a lot of different thematic levels, the cinematography is just as vital as a source of information as the dialogue, and there's always something lurking around the corner in the land beyond the Shimmer. It's fascinating, but I need to dwell on it/stare into space thinking about it for a bit before I can speak confidently about what's going on here.
The bear. Hoo boy.