"Annihilation" is a 2018 science fiction horror film directed by Alex Garland.
The starring cast includes Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, David Gyasi, Sammy Hayman and others.
Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 released the trailer:
Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
At a top secret U.S. government facility codenamed Area X, cellular biology professor and Army veteran Lena (Natalie Portman) is questioned after returning as the sole survivor of an expedition to an anomalous zone known as the "Shimmer". Three years prior, the Shimmer emerged from a meteor that landed inside a lighthouse on the coast of the southern United States, and is gradually expanding its boundaries. Lena's husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), a Green Beret, was part of an earlier expedition and reappears at their home after a year of absence, unable to explain where he was or how he came back. His condition quickly deteriorates and Lena calls an ambulance, but they are intercepted by security forces and taken to Area X. With Kane in intensive care, a government psychologist, Dr (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Ventress, shows Lena the Shimmer and explains that many exploratory teams have entered, but only Kane has ever returned. Ventress prepares to lead a new scientific expedition into the Shimmer, consisting of Lena, physicist Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson), geomorphologist Cassie "Cass" Sheppard (Tuva Novotny), and paramedic Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez).
The group enters the Shimmer, and Lena has a vision of her past affair with a colleague, which occurred prior to Kane's disappearance. When the group awakens after suddenly falling unconscious, they find their communications and navigation equipment no longer function, approximately three to four days have passed, and they do not remember anything after entering the Shimmer. They encounter mutated plants and animals, and Josie is attacked by an albino alligator with rows of shark-like teeth but survives. At an abandoned military base, they find a video message from Kane's expedition, showing him trying to perform field surgery on another soldier's abdomen only to find his intestines moving on their own. The group finds the soldier's corpse, now covered by an overgrown colony of lichens.
Here is the full cast and characters of Annihilation.
The film Annihilation was scheduled to be released on February 13, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on February 23, 2018 (United States, Canada), on March 12, 2018 (United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany) and on April 13, 2018 (People's Republic of China) by Paramount Pictures (North America and China), Netflix (International), JL Vision Film, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 115 minutes. With a budget of $40 - 55 million, the film grossed over $43.1 million.
The film Annihilation is rated with "R" rating.
Annihilation got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: annihilationmovie.com
Wikipedia: Annihilation (film)