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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 9:57 p.m. PST

…"Extremely Horrific" and "Mind-Blowing"

"One of the most anticipated films currently in the pipeline is absolutely Annihilation. Not only is it the second directorial effort from Ex Machina filmmaker Alex Garland, it's based on a novel by Jeff Vandermeer that is as haunting as it is compelling—and boy is it compelling. The story follows the expedition of four women who are sent into the mysterious "Area X", a portion of land in the United States that has been secretly quarantined due to abnormal activity. They are the twelfth expedition sent into Area X on behalf of the mysterious Southern Reach organization. The second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third in a hail of gunfire as the members turned on one another, and the eleventh expedition returned as shells of their former selves, all dying of cancer shortly after coming back.

For the film adaptation, Garland assembled an impeccable ensemble led by Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, and Oscar Isaac. While we were hoping Annihilation would arrive in theaters sometime this year, Paramount Pictures has announced that it won't be coming until 2018 for whatever reason. But that doesn't mean a cut of the movie doesn't exist, and Vandermeer himself as seen it…"


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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 4:18 a.m. PST

I thought the book stunk and I did not finish it. Perhaps the movie will be better than the book???????? Uhhhhhhh… no.

SBminisguy31 May 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Book sucked -- to me it felt like being trapped in someone's LOST viewing binge fueled cross-wiring of a teen slasher flick and a confining linear role playing adventure in which the GM had only scripted out a handful of locations…

But I guess if you want to watch 4 women start off all Thelma and Louise and then be driven mad, MAD! I SAY by Area X only to turn on each other and try off each other while stumbling through a confining set of locales…go for it!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

Glup!… (smile)


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