Annihilation ★★★

Visually ambitious and thematically intriguing, but ultimately it’s Prometheus all over again. Instead of the nonsensical Engineers, we at least get a totally incomprehensible alien life form (which is a good thing), but why oh why do we have to have the same idiotic team of so-called “scientists”? The film could be brilliant (and several scene really are, both in terms of atmosphere and creepiness), but it’s weighed down heavily by one stupid character move after the next.