• Re: ANNIHILATION (no spoilers)

    From Bill Anderson@billanderson601@yahoo.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Fri Mar 26 23:01:26 2021
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    On 6/21/2018 9:59 AM, moviePig wrote:

    Natalie Portman joins a small, all-female trek to investigate a
    mysterious region that has appeared on the East Coast.  From a novel adapted and directed by Alex Garland (EX MACHINA), ANNIHILATION
    resembles a J.G. Ballard version of PREDATOR: gorgeous, visceral, and somewhat oblique.  As serious, thoughtful sci-fi, it's recommended.


    I watched it yesterday. No, it's not "thoughtful sci-fi." It's a boring hodgepodge of horror and sci-fi and mystery genres and it left me
    wondering who the audience might be. I guess someday it could come out
    of the sky and land a little south of Moline, but I sincerely hope if it
    ever does it'll get to its point a lot faster.

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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sat Mar 27 09:15:40 2021
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    On 3/27/2021 12:01 AM, Bill Anderson wrote:
    On 6/21/2018 9:59 AM, moviePig wrote:

    Natalie Portman joins a small, all-female trek to investigate a
    mysterious region that has appeared on the East Coast.  From a novel
    adapted and directed by Alex Garland (EX MACHINA), ANNIHILATION
    resembles a J.G. Ballard version of PREDATOR: gorgeous, visceral, and
    somewhat oblique.  As serious, thoughtful sci-fi, it's recommended.


    I watched it yesterday. No, it's not "thoughtful sci-fi." It's a boring hodgepodge of horror and sci-fi and mystery genres and it left me
    wondering who the audience might be. I guess someday it could come out
    of the sky and land a little south of Moline, but I sincerely hope if it ever does it'll get to its point a lot faster.

    I remember liking it, but not in enough detail to defend it. You may
    enjoy touring this gamut:

    https://www.metacritic.com/movie/annihilation/critic-reviews



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