Five female specialists seek answers inside a confined and mutated area called "The Shimmer". MOVIE REVIEW:
Everyone who gets out of "The Shimmer" will give you the same answer to what's inside-- I DON'T KNOW. Was it a good thing? YES. I watched ANNIHILATION 3x over this week just to make sure this isn't a fluke. This, by far, is one of the better sci-fi mystery movies i've seen in a long time. The film stars Natalie Portman (plays Jane in Thor 1 & 2), Tessa Thompson (plays Valkyrie in Thor Ragnarok), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars), directed by Alex Garland (same guy who directed the fantastic Ex Machina movie). I love how the non-linear storytelling was justified by the fact that "The Shimmer" does mess up both your DNA and your sense of time, and that the more answers you seek, the more questions you get. Don't get me wrong, this does have a definite beginning and ending as the story was adapted from the first book of the Southern Beach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. It's trippy, it's scary and it does have that Ridley Scott-Alien feel to it. Overall, this is a great film to stir up your mind and will leave you more than enough to talk about. Please do leave your spoilery thoughts below and let's discuss it more!