Annihilation || At the U.S. government’s Area X facility on a southern coast, cellular biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier Lena is under interrogation. Previously she was part of an expedition to an anomalous zone known as “the Shimmer”, but was the only one to return. The Shimmer emerged three years prior from a meteor that landed in a lighthouse near the facility, and is gradually expanding and increasing its boundaries. Many exploratory expeditions were organized, but only Lena’s husband Kane returns home after a year of absence.
After that kane cannot explain where he was and how he came back, seems to be in a permanent daze, and his condition quickly deteriorates. Lena calls an ambulance, but she and Kane are intercepted by security forces and taken to a secret facility. As Kane is put in intensive care, psychologist Dr. Ventress prepares a new scientific expedition into the Shimmer, with Lena joining her. Three other women participate in the expedition: physicist Josie Radek, geomorphologist Cassie “Cass” Sheppard, and paramedic Anya Thorensen.
However The group enters the Shimmer, and Lena has a brief vision of her affair with her co-worker Dan. When the group awakes, they find their communication equipment does not function and they have no idea where they are. They conclude that six days had already passed since they entered, but they do not remember anything after entering the Shimmer. However they encounter unusually mutated plants and animals, and Josie is attacked by an albino alligator with many rows of shark-like teeth. At an abandoned military base, the group finds a video message from Kane’s previous expedition. It shows Kane using a knife to cut open the abdomen of another soldier to reveal his slithering intestines.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Actors: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez
Directors: Alex Garland
Production: Dna Films, Paramount, Scott Rudin Productions
Duration: 115 Menit
Release Date: 22 February 2018
Countries: UK, USA