Annihilation (2018) - Adventure, Drama, Horror

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99

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A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Alex Garland
Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Length: 115 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 291 out of 1000 found boring (29.1%)

One-line Reviews (724)

I fought the urge not to turn off halfway through, and was rewarded with an initially intriguing and beautiful finale, that is then completely wasted with an unsatisfactory ending that doesn't attempt to explain any of it.

The acting is good but the story is too confusing and disjointed.

It was great until the totally confusing ending.

The only thoughts provoked to me personally from this particular movie is "I am bored".

The ending is very good, intriguing and subject, as I said before, to various interpretations.

Overall an entertaining movie that was worth my time and money.

I want to think that the last sequence tries to leave some kind of mistery?

SLOW.

It's ponderous that a studio would acquire the rights to a property and then produce a perverted shadow of what was an appreciated work.

Over dramatic, slow paced, and a severe lack of intelligence shown by the characters at several occasions.

Pretty, boring.

In fact, all the characters appear to be perpetually mundane in this film: I don't recall a single lighthearted moments throughout it's two hour plus runtime.

I give Annihilation 9 stars because its not perfect, but it was immensely enjoyable to me.

*Overall* the story is pretty engaging and kept my interest.

An intriguing idea .

The special effects are breathtaking, and the ambient sound that permeates throughout the movie manages to establish an eerie, moody atmosphere that never lets up.

Like always.. the movie which all actors are women is boring and a waste of time, thats will be fine just for a women or family movies not any

This film is all about the women and I can say that this was quite a riveting women-centric film in recent times.

meaningless boring bad ending movie .

Left me feeling empty and cheated.

Worst movie I've ever watched.

There are interesting and disturbing moments but it's a bit boring and the characters don't help you like this movie.

Intense !

There are a few effective scares and eerie scenes with the mutations, but there are too many lapses in logic for my taste, and I just find Natalie Portman's acting bland and unconvincing.

My definition is a movie that makes you think, a movie that is original and unpredictable.

Well, that's stupid, pointless and unnecessary.

Another waste of time.

Simply put, don't waste your time unless you want to watch it for the pretty colours and neat geometric designs.

Don't waste your time.

Waste of time .

Slow and ponderous .

The pacing of this film is really slow and I was bored for the majority of this film meaning i checked out and didn't particularly follow the bizarre ending.

TERRIBLE acting and scripting, don't waste your time

boring movie.

don't waste you're time .

So I think it's totally worth watching So good luck with it, maybe you understand it way better than me

I enjoyed it more than I did the book.

Throughout the movie, it's walking the line between science fiction and horror, and then the last 20 minutes turn hard into the science fiction aspect in a very unexpected way.

Yawn.

I tried to like Annihilation but just found the film to be extremely slow, just barely keeping myself interested by the ideas and themes the film presented.

Seriously don't waste your time.

For all its pretences of being 'highbrow', meditative and 'smart' science-fiction, 'Annihilation (2018)' relies so incredibly heavily on overt and repetitive exposition that it would be difficult to call any aspect of it 'ambiguous'.

This is the worst movie ever.

The argument, "Confusing" is more reasonable than "Not making sense".

Annihilation is neither exciting, nor interesting, nor scary.

Story was very weak and nothing special, i can say that even confusing and lot of the steps didn't make sense.

Her also-cheatin' paramour expressed even less pleasure in the act, if possible, and bore the hallmarks of being in a "waking" coma or being otherwise stunned and immobile.

Overall the story and concepts were intriguing, the movie kept me curious as to what was going on and the explanations were not shallow or unbelievable.

just know i'v warn you if you'd find it boring...

Way Too Long...

Things go downhill toward the end in a far too drawn out allegory of sorts that finishes up in a ridiculous way out.

It's suspenseful at times, but somewhat predictable.

I enjoyed it.

A stunning achievement from director Alex Garland, this adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's science-fiction novel is a rare breed of big studio filmmaking: It's an impressively cerebral, nearly literary genre entry that keeps things moving without sacrificing its deliberate pace for unnecessary action sequences.

The concept is fascinating and terrifying to me.

The characters were all colourless, unattractive and uninteresting.

Most of the film actually nothing happens, except for one of the girls (physicist?

It's well acted with a very original story though I did think the characters were a bit boring.

It was forgettable and pointless.

Annihilation is not unwatchable, but it is disappointing and somewhat pretentious with a good film buried beneath the pretensions.

The first 30-45 minutes of the move worked for me, but after that it went way off the boil and became in my opinion a disjointed mess with a incomprehensible ending, hopefully they'll be no sequel

One great scene, the rest is pretentious & confusing .

This time I tried to ignore the plot holes, and just focus on the atmospheric qualities of the film, and I enjoyed it even more.

Somewhat in line with the recent 'Interstellar' when combined with the slow pace.

Engaging and interesting even with a big scientific wtf.

Suspenseful!!!

This was a weird slow burn.

It is a 5 movie, if you don't watch it, nothing happens, if you do, it is all the same.

It was all over the map and very slow getting there.

Don't waste your time on this movie .

Oh well, you know , to make you fall asleep, and then, finally, you can spend another 5 minutes looking into a bright, golden light for like a few minutes and then you get to experience how to run away from the hole after that!!!

Don't waste your time to try watching this movie, period.

The same can be said about Annihilation, though Annihilation has and will be more polarizing among wide audience - I can see many calling it pretentious, even if it possesses many familiar structural details.

But this movie was absolutely stunning.

This could have been an intriguing or even quite cerebral film, instead of the confusing painting by numbers love story we got, riddled with plot holes.

Even great special effects, interesting music and a decent cast cant make up for what is a pretty mundane storyline.

The only enjoyable thing is the beautiful face of Natalie Portman!

A cash in on Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac, but above that utterly pointless.

This is not the best sci-fi movies, it took me 3 days to watch it, I just keep falling asleep while watching

Visually stunning.

The plot was quite interesting at first when it's essentially a sci fi mystery, but they made the characters very boring and unlikable.

Don't waste your time or money on this one.

Engaging Visuals with Poor Execution.

This movie had a few interesting graphics but all in all, it was slow to get to any interesting parts, slow and boring, Spielberg light show, and then a scene where the alien self mimics the moves of Natalie Portman, mildly entertaining.

Don't waste your time, just read the negative reviews below, im not gonna repeat them here.

Slow burn , left me thinking .

The closing scene then shows a very predictable hint to a possible sequel.

Its bland underneath the pseudo compelling story.

I saw this movie on netflix I was expecting Sci-fi masterpiece but it was the worst Sci-Fi movie of 2018 total waste of time, very disappointing

In all truth, I won't say that Annihilation is on the same cerebral level as the likes of Ex Machina or Arrival, but the way it goes about its story, at its core a conventional adventure into the unknown, with such bold ingenuity and endless imagination is absolutely stunning to watch from beginning to end.

Waste of time .

Right from the start, the story is suspenseful, and the suspense is superbly maintained throughout.

If you are a person that enjoys movie plots to details and is just a mediocre Sci-Fi film fan , I do not recommend to see this movie ,as it may be a waste of time.

This has those things, but manages to be utter nonsense and a waste of time.

Slow Burner that ends most unexpectedly .

Confusing, jumbled, mess .

The visual effects were BREATHTAKING and the thoughtful pacing deliberately moved at a slow burn to a mind bending climax.

Entertaining, thought-provoking and very weird .

There's a difference between an engaging, confusing movie, and sheer nonsense.

A cure for insomnia .

This went on for way too long.

They try to combine Science fiction and horror and they fell miserably they focus too much on the gore and even going so far as to cut a man open on screen that was when I got up and left the theater because I don't want to see that kind of junk in a movie it was just disgusting.

This is an unnerving and visually stunning experience that combines horror and trippy science to compelling effect.

So when you eat the cake you feel nothing, empty...........

It is mesmerizing, atmospheric, suspenseful and sometimes, downright creepy, with mystery and depth.

That one started with an 8+ rating and had a bunch of glowing critics' comments on the poster, so I dragged a friend to see it.

I seriously don't why I watched this movie or any of Natalie Portman's movies, it went so slow.

An enjoyable film for most of you.

Only Natalie Portman is worth watching.

A waste of time .

The visual effects were stunning and beautiful, at times psychedelic.

Suspenseful.

I'm sure budget has something to do with this but I was quite bored while watching Monsters, and I was on the edge of my seat, beginning to end while watching Annihilation.

I used this movie as a '4K Demo' on my TV :P BORING!

I fell asleep trying to watch this thing.

An intellectually ridiculous piece of boring entertainment.

It is weird it is pointless.

VISUALLY STUNNING .

This is the kind of movie that extremely slow, bogus, no logical succession of events, depressing, dark type of movie.

It's a shame then, that the film is entirely undone by an ending that is somehow both inexplicable and obvious, incredulous yet boring.

It would of been a much more eventful and intense movie.

If you have high expectations for this to be even a so-so Sci-Fi flick, then don't waste your time....

I was impressed with the look, and some intense emotion in the first 5 minutes, following which it dragged.

Ultimately, the warped scenarios she and a crew of outcasts (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson) come across are a mix of disturbing, fascinating and breathtaking.

I would most definitely recommend it to those who like an engaging movie full of interesting ideals as well as a good scare

Very boring, couldn't understand how folks think thats its great and loved it.

What a suspenseful title .

The concept is really mind blowing, storyline is good.

Annihilation does have a pretty decent premise, but I'm afraid the film is a long, slow, meandering mess, with (as others have detailed) a very long list of plot holes and logical inconsistencies.

In execution, it becomes a mess of quasi-intellectual, abstruse nonsense and fails to deliver anything new, engaging, or spectacular to the genre.

All in all, the movie is entertaining, it makes you think about a possibility that could be out there for all we know, and the ending makes me wonder what is next.

The ambiance is suspenseful and eerie, as you find yourself actually concerned for the future and welfare of all characters involved.

Don't waste your time...

All tech stuff about movie are just fine, but I honestly think fishing or cooking or even just sitting and looking at the clouds move is more "action packed" and interesting than this rubbish of a movie.

And if all of that hasn't deterred you, you're probably ready for the deep dive into the Shimmer, and to press the pause button on reliable sensory intake and reality for a feverishly engrossing two hours.

I've wanted to watch this film for some time now, the trailer was intriguing to say the least.

They are pretty bland.

I'm not sure when this style of acting became popular, but someone needs to tell directors that having actors stand perfectly still while speaking in a monotone makes the film LESS exciting.

A complete waste of time.

Bright colours and freaky concepts having a dream like state but it's boring too the sober viewer.

Appropriately building from what is known into something fundamentally new, director Alex Garland fuses equal parts Big Questions science-fiction (the film's closest spiritual sibling is 2016's Arrival and its rendition of a sentient consciousness that is fundamentally non-human) with inventively disturbing body horror, and intertwining, fatalistic environmental and psychological allegories, all stitched together through a slow, Kubrickian creep into the metaphysical.

Like Ex Machina it is a slow, plodding movie, it's meant to be a slow burn kind of sci-fi.

Awful, slow & unscensical mess .

It just dragged on and on.

The repetitive flashbacks are unnecessary at best and annoying at worst.

Pretentious .

Far more time was spent exploring the feelings and emotions of the slow paced and inexplicably All-Female expedition into the alien territory.

It's exciting and thought provoking and complex.

Visually such a beautiful movie the acting was good script was good but it was really boring and all over the place.

You could call it ground-breaking to cast a bunch of actresses in the traditionally male roles of a team of scientists and explorers checking out an unexplainable phenomenon, but in this case you could also call it boring and unbelievable.

This movie had the potential to be a solid flick, however the plot went nowhere.

It is a horrible movie, a complete waste of time for the actors (who gave it their best) and the viewers.

I came out of it with some annoying confusion.

Don't Waste Your Time .

A boring build-up to the mission; some brief excitement involving the mutated animals; a smattering of gore; lots of introspection and ponderous pretentiousness; plenty of scenes that take an awful lot of swallowing; and an ending that makes very little sense: Annihilation is the perfect companion piece to Danny Boyle's even more disappointing and even more perplexing sci-fi Sunshine, which was also penned by Garland.

I truly enjoyed it, this is one of the most perplexing and thought-provoking movies I've ever seen, it has too many lectures, and none of them cancels the other It will take forever to tackle them all.

Frustrated, never cracks a smile, burdened, and all around bland.

He also writes intriguing character arcs that evolve around the idea of Annihilation itself.

This movie is very linear, the only attempt at a plot twist is downplayed by monotone scenes which leave you unexcited, not on the edge of your seat if that is what you are hoping.

That was so freakin pointless.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

From beginning to end, the film is powerfully unsettling, even featuring what I can call one of the most stunningly disturbing scenes ever put to film, but it's still an entertaining and engrossing watch throughout, thanks to beautiful visuals at every moment, engrossing characters, a very strong lead performance from Natalie Portman both on a physical and emotional level, and brilliant tension and sci-fi intrigue that will definitely have your jaw on the floor come the end.

This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

seriously mind blowing .

Don't waste your time life is short .

Waste of time .

Natalie Portman is as compelling to watch as ever.

Interesting but slow .

Throughout the film (before we loose our minds completely to the world of Area X), the visuals are utterly compelling; the film is unlike anything else I've seen.

Different and suspenseful .

The affair was pointless.

Waste of time.

I left the theater with questions that I still don't have the answers to, and that in itself should be a reason to see this movie at least once.

The characters are so bland and boring I didn't care if any of them died whatsoever in fact I was hoping they would so I would see something exciting instead of what was actually on screen.

If the movie stops being entertaining and engaging and simply continues to drag on and on only towards a climax as per the script then it's a waste of time.

Straight out the gate I want everyone to know I love the slow burn.

The atmosphere of the film was very different and the color scheme was actually cool but you feel like the story is just empty.

Could I handle an action packed adventure epic where tough, competent women pull off what the men folk can't?

Ridiculous and boring .

Totally pointless and worthless film .

This is an enjoyable film with an interesting concept only let down by its ambiguousness and questionable science.

I understood the premise it's just such a dull and tedious movie

I was really bored after the first 30 minutes and towards the end I had given up watching it.

boring .

Beautiful pretentious crap .

Boring .

It was scary but also fascinating and it was unique.

Instead we get more wooden dialogue from a set of predictable characters that don't evoke any sympathy.

This movie is pretentious yet original, smart yet dumb, well made yet poorly made, and riveting yet boring.

Confusing.

Visually stunning .

Almost all the lead actors are people I like in other movies, particularly Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac, but everyone's lines are delivered in this weird mumbling monotone, which is just bad directing - shocking, of course, since the same guy wrote and directed it.

Ultimately unhelpful flash-forwards and -backs mar an otherwise immersive (viscerally more than intellectually-the ending didn't satisfy) sci-fi experience initiated by the haunting homecoming scene early on: solid turns, an intense score, and monumental visuals carry the film from spooky (see the first wake-up) to grisly (see the bear attack; stomach cut) to weird (see the trippy cave scene), with just an unforgettable sense of "WTF is going on!?

It feels important to a stagnating genre, offering both riveting set-pieces and exploring areas of science that will have you constantly engaged in order to have any hope of understanding the story's revelations.

A pretentious mess.

On the other hand, the bland exposition scenes, forced dialogue, unconvincing CG and inconsistent performances prevented me from loving this movie.

yawn!

Frankly the plot is rather dull backed up by shallow writing, an unbelievable set-up and actors that don't feel 'right' in their roles.

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A Bore.

Complete waste of time .

Don't waste your time on this boring dreadful movie.

The climax is a long scene, with no dialogue, that had me on the edge of my seat.

The third act was a relief, after the pointless whining and screeching ended thanks to the team being mostly killed off, from here it felt more moody and thoughtful.

Some pretty effects but mostly boring .

I don't normally enjoy nonlinear films anyway, and when I have, it has to be truly engulfing to rival how disjointed the story is.

but we came up empty handed.

You just have to be open for some weird stuff, confusion, and questioning.

Pretentious boring boringness .

The film kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Incredibly thrilling movie.

The movie is just slow and uninteresting.

It's been said before, but the ending of this movie was prime evidence of the screenwriter falling into a coma and I found the entire movie a gigantic yawn fest.

Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Boring .

The not so good: Once again, what was a potentially decent idea/story is completely destroyed by Leftist Propaganda mixed with a generous helping of stupid.

Don't waste your time.

If you're looking for a tense, unsettling and powerfully atmospheric sci-fi complete with stunning visuals, enthralling drama and mind-blowing thrills, then look no further than Annihilation.

The characters are boring as hell.

Apart from good soundtrack this movie is a waste of time, as simple as that.

I see a lot of reviews talking about how it's "Confusing" and "It made no sense".

No sense of nothing, many plot mistakes, they try to make an interesting movie, in return you got a waste of time

Worth the watch if you like this genre

Slow .

The buildup was so intense, and I was a tad let down by the time the climax finished.

I had read the book shortly before the movie came out and found it very intriguing and an interesting premise.

Don't waste your time on that one

Visually Stunning, Totally Boring .

Overall, there's little to like here, considering that the actual experience is a dry and dull one regardless of its eventual payoff (or lack thereof).

The film initially felt clunky and disjointed.

Disjointed plot is an understatement.

Having said all of that, I still highly recommend it because of its originality and weirdness.

This was probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

Confusing, jumping back and forth and do not have a good ending.

Annihilation through boredom .

Seeing women on the screen isnt that mind blowing.

No plot no action.

Definitely worth the watch as a sci-fi type drama in set on present

Warning - you may die of boredom and confusion if you watch .

I found it extremely boring and hard to follow!

Even though it is a SCI-FI movie and shows you about an alien invasion sort of thing, the overall movie tells you about cancer in the most unexpected way.

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie, and highly recommend it to people who like atmospheric movies like 2001, The Abyss, Stalker, and Lords of Salem.

The directing is super slow and this combined with poor acting and the dreadfully cliched script make watching this film quite painful.

All in all, this film is highly entertaining and it had me gripped almost all the way through it, with only small times where I got bored (mostly in the first act).

This movie was a waste of time.

This Movie was so Slow (Longest 2 hrs of my life!!!!

(Cons) The pacing is really slow so this can be boring if you're used to big blockbusterl didn't find any emotional connection with any of the characterIt may be a brain exercise for some people so be ready if they need explanation

Overall this was a terrific, slow, weird and crazy nightmarish movie.

Boring, boring, boring.

However, it might be too boring.

It was a slow and cerebral sci-fi movie with a fantastic set, amazing performances, and really cool atmosphere.

Waste of time, in the current Chick hero mode.

A wonderful if pretentious movie that you very well may not like .

No plot, no story, no conclusion.. nothing..It might just work, though, if you're stoned or something.

The movie has quite an original premise, or at least I've never encountered anything like this, and it is visually beautiful, therefore in the theater, it is probably breathtaking and diverts attention from the fact that it has nothing else to offer.

This is a slow paced film told with flash backs.

If you like your sci-fi with a slower pace, and a thought provoking angle, this could be for you.

It's supposed to be confusing.

The ending scene is a little confusing until you remember the idea they've been trying to drive home for the last 20 minutes.

Despite what I said, the movie is worth to watch at least one time as an Action, a little bit horror, and more mystery ( I mean confusing) one.

") or its the worst movie ever made and gets 1 star.

If the picture is good, it will be entertaining the first time around, even if it is more so the second (with the knowledge gained from having already seen it).

Still, this flick is worth watching simply for the effects.

The strongest argument is that when the final product is as thrilling, engaging and original as Annihilation, who the hell cares if it was projected onto a cinema screen or not?

Also the sex scenes were a bit pointless and didn't REALLY add much to the main character, nor did they somehow affect her actions later on.

Annihilation is like finding your favourite sweet in a Christmas selection box, and then realising it just an empty wrapper.

Was bored by it...

Predictable.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

More boredom and then some action.

Don't get me wrong, there was some connections you could make with the character but because of the writing of the character there wasn't much of a connection with the main character like I wanted and if the character died, I don't think that I would have felt much, maybe a bit disappointed but also would have felt cheated at such a cliché.

It's edited in the most confusing way, with information not given to the viewers logically.

Banal acting, shocking plot holes, too much money spent on CGI and not enough on decent script writing.

A waste of time .

If you want to see an entertaining, thought provoking, imaginative piece of science fiction story telling, save your money and wait for Netflix to buy this garbage special effects dribble.

The movie just falls flat on its boring face and you can see straight through all the artistic nonsense to see the movie for what it really is...

If this part is off, it's just another CGI snoozer.

Po-faced and 'intellectual' sci-fi that thinks it is smarter than it really is seems to be the in-thing now, with 'Annihilation' and the much-ballyhooed 'Arrival', but this is probably the more enjoyable film.

The cast are just un engaging and the directing very basic.

It asked quite a number of very intriguing questions.

It's the same feeling you get when you feel like you have to take a dump and as soon as you sit down nothing happens.

Annihilation is worth watching purely to give credit to the visual effects on show, not to mention if you are partial to a sci-fi flick.

Waste my time to watch...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The final scenes special effects are great.. then not so great, maybe the budget ran out or the cgi guys were bored!

In general, it feels as though the film is perhaps aiming too high, trying to convey a 'mind-blowing' concept that just isn't there, and it ends up feeling pretentious and aloof because of it, unable to withstand the pressures put upon it by its own creators simply because it isn't well conceived, or executed, enough to do so.

Creepy, visually striking, but confusing.

What a waste of time it was.

It's a different sci-fi, unpredictable, new, which is why it kept me interested until the last second.

This story takes way too long to tell and should have been an hour.

Pointless .

Overall, very enjoyable though does require a bit of thought to interpret the ending.

Boring film .

Thought provoking, and mildly entertaining.

The writers fell asleep on the story, though.

It only adds to the confusing.

Despite these issues the plot is still intriguing and well crafted.

something quite unexpected.

Where this movie might lose points with people, I feel it more than makes up for with the absolutely stunning visual aspect.

Not the worst movie I have ever seen, but one of the most boring and definitely the most disappointing.

Writer-Director Alex Garland follows up Ex Machina with a smart, visually stunning, incredibly originally thought science fiction feature that engages the audience and provides an intricate exploration of themes, all brought to life by a wonderful ensemble.

The plot is a very intriguing one from the get go as it is about a biologist that served in the army that decides to sign up for a secretive expedition into the strange Area X where the laws of nature that we are familiar with don't apply.

The sad acoustic guitar and Crosby Stills and Nash songs lulled me to sleep.

Formulaic but entertaining sci-fi .

This film is trying to be a dark and mysterious one, but ends up being empty, disturbing and pointless.

Don't waste your time on this movie!

One has to be pretty jaded to rate this badly and to look for 'scientific logic' and flaws etc.. Entertaining on all levels, excellent imagery and sound.

Beyond boring .

This was just such a superficial, pretentious and - worst of all - predictable piece of nothing: the SFX were childish, the hackneyed story-line barely existed, the characters were just cardboard cut-outs and the ending was so obvious that I had to keep watching just to see if the audience's intelligence really was going to be insulted.

Boring and uneven .

Worth watching just to come to your own conclusion.

Pretentious, incompetent drivel, good only for the special effects.

This movie is very pretentious.

Well-shot and effectively suspenseful .

Boring, illogical and predictable .

Political, pretentious and coarse .

The movie was boring.

Really slow and pointless.

The first 90 minutes portray an excellent story with a compelling plot.

It was a complete waste of time without even a cool or interesting pay out at the end.

If you have some time on your hands and you want to understand what this movie actually was about then I recommend checking out a video by Folding IdeasEveryone is entitled to their own opinion but please try to understand a film before you leave a review stating "This movie has no plot and it goes nowhere," because there is something there, you just need to look.

There's a back n forth narrative with little bit of suspense, creativity, stunning visuals and subtle acting.

I have never reviewed a movie in my life, but this was so painfully boring and poorly written that I feel compelled to get involved on this one.

Totally plotless movie .

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH IT!!!!!

To think about what is happening is very exciting.

If you are going in expecting a horror film, don't waste your time.

Don't waste your time on Annihilation.

Long, slow drawn out conversations about nothing.

Though based on a novel, it's an original and really cool concept I thoroughly enjoyed it and liked the ambiguous ending.

I will say it is visually stunning, so that makes it not suck...

Utter waste of time .

In addition, the director chose to constantly jump from the present, to the past and to the future of the story in such regularity that it became extremely difficult to follow.

painfully slow pacing, oh my.

A bad team with bad chemistry, with boring adventure, with lackluster backstory and you figure out at the end that the story is meaningless, that's my conclusions.

The visuals are on par with Arrival (both movies look amazing in 4k), however Arrival was a movie with moderate buildup and an ending that is embarrassing empty and leave you wanting a more fleshed out and for the lack of a better word...

That's the kind of thing you notice when you're bored, and you'll notice it a lot.

But it was so slow.

Alex Garland's direction is capable, and there is a visual edge to the film that can be truly breathtaking at times.

Complete waste of time.

Annihilation is a stunning and meaningful film, and so far one of the best ones of the year.

This is the trend nowadays, let's throw tons of unexplained stuff and end the movie with the overused "open-ended" cliche where the writer(s) doesn't even have to think about how to end it to satisfy people who wasted 2 hours of their time to watch something good.

The movie is just absolutely boring.

If you have an open mind this will be a very enjoyable movie to watch.

And dont even start me on the cringe and cliched wantedly overtwisted but still boring ending.

Although not all of the main group of five are as interesting as one another, Natalie Portman's character is indeed a riveting lead, bringing emotional depth to the story as well as an endless curiosity that drives you, the viewer, to want to venture deeper into The Shimmer, something that makes what would normally seem like stupid horror movie decisions feel a lot more understandable, and much easier to relate to.

Unfortunately the movie does suffer from weak and wooden acting, fake CGI and bland screenplay.

I guess this movie was meant to be more of a cerebral sci-fi, but I personally found it boring compared to other good sci-fi movies...

Admittedly I am one of the few people who were not blown away by Garland's last outing, the enjoyable but, I felt, too ponderous, Ex Machina.

This was a stupid, boring, unentertaining retelling of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Long, drawn out segments going nowhere - boring dialog - and at times overly explicit and graphic scenes just kill any hope you have of a great movie.

It ought to be as pretentious as hell and for most of the time it is, (the po-faced performances certainly don't help), although if you accept the film's ridiculous premiss it is quite imaginative at times and even quite beautiful.

I liked this movie not necessarily for the story-line, which was somewhat common, but for the intriguing and terrifying idea that danger could be hidden in beauty and darkness could hide into the light.

From the very beginning we are on the edge of our seat, and the unease only builds until the last frame of the movie.

Congrats if you can stay awake watching the whole movie.

And though we sometimes like movies that make you think, the movie itself failed to be entertaining enough to provoke such thought.

It offers a unique look at us humans and gives us one of the most intriguing fictional worlds in a long time.

Tedious and bland .

Natalie Portman does her best to be an engaging action hero, yet her one-dimensional and boring character is tough to care for and root for.

Accent not on feminist, but on pointless, (although I know everyone who's out for revenge for thousand years male domination, will deliberately misunderstand and will vomit blood on me).

Natalie Portman's character is the only one that i cared about, while the others are very uninteresting, even when they start dying one by one you don't feel nothing for them.

So boring, so silly.

Such a boring movie .

Visually this is stunning or rather completely speaking from a technical point, I don't think you can find (m)any flaws here.

It looked visually stunning (and it was), and it seemed like it was an interesting concept...

Once they are in the 'Shimmer', the visuals are remarkable and the scientific possibilities presented are intriguing, but the gross stupidities of the writing ruin the effects, along with the utterly pointless flashback sex scenes.

Pretty confusing .

At times all characters can look so dull and plain or even worse- some frighten and some not at all.

The only way to enjoy this film is having it play in the background while you are doing something just to catch a glimpse of the funky scenery once in a while, if you are someone who likes to analyze and thoroughly understand movies, this is surely not for you, as soon as you begin watching questions of confusion will arise and they will never stop until the ending, which is really weak too, the ''twist'' if you can even call it that is so pathetic a toddler would laugh at it.

And the characters half dimensional and BORING.

What a complete waste of time.

The script was not inspiring, just boring.

I thought the whole thing was much more enjoyable viewed as a truly epic "bad trip," adding a much-needed change of tone and making the manic bumbling of the characters a lot more tolerable.

I gave this a 6/10 because it was enjoyable, I like natalie portman & it has pretty colors.

but the story line, after 'bout 40 mins was so so boring.

The story it COMPLETELY logical, and it seems many viewers want to bash the story for being not a big action movie, but instead a VERY thought provoking and intense suspenseful story that is very simple to follow.

I understand that it was meant to be open to interpretation, but this wound up being very confusing and seemed to be more of a demonstration of cool visuals rather than actually bringing closure to the story.

I would say more time needed to be spent on the backstories of the supporting characters, but if their backstories were to be as mundane as Portman's Lena backstory, it might be better as is.

Pointless, boring and disappointing, to say any more would only waste more of my time.

After just my second watch the experience of the film was far more enjoyable and I got a lot out of it.

Slow To Start, Hold On Till the End.

WELL AT FIRST I ACTUALLY HESITATED TO SEE THIS FILM BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD ANOTHER BLAND SCI FI FILM BUT AFTER MUCH RECONSIDERATION WHEN I WATCHED THIS IT WAS THE MOST VISUALLY STUNNING AND TERRIFYING FILM MADETHE ACTORS ACTED AS IF THOUGH THEY WERE REALLY IN THAT SITUATION AND THE SCRIPT AND STORY OF THIS FILM IS HATS OFF TERRIFYINGAFTER THIS EVERYONE SHOULD BE FOLLOWING ALEX GARLAND'S WORK

Other than that, the film is visually stunning to the point that it feels like a massage for your eyes.

That scene was so intense and frightening that it made me cringe the whole time.

Dragged on .

It just comes off as a pretentious, over-ambitious, hack of what a science-fiction film should be.

Boring and slow, even the 'action' scenes seemed drawn-out and did not create excitement or tension.

The storyline is very bland, you don't really care about the characters or their motivations.

It's not, it's slow, boring and lacks a story or believable characters.

If I'd gone in expecting a dumb monster movie with cool effects, I might have enjoyed it a lot more.

actually, it is pointless to do so.

You might be annihilated from boredom...

It's a super interesting concept with stunning visuals.

While some parts felt confusing, it added to the mystery of the Shimmer.

Strange, disturbing and boring .

This movie is pretentious.

To begin with the story progression was slow and the plot was lame.

Boring Action .

The ideas are intriguing, the special effects are terrific, and the music, as several reviewers have mentioned, is amazing.

And it's also very exciting and super mysterious.

Dull.

Annihilation is an example of a film so disjointed and jarring, that I truly believe the sole purpose of its creation is to frustrate viewers.

A solid good consept a bit over used and misunderstood to my opinion but still a promising plot turns into an horrible and boring (although visually stunings and colorfull) movie...

I read that it's a slow burn which was very helpful, as that isn't what the title suggests.

Boring .

It will be Mother Nature engaging in the cycles of destruction and creation that do us in, nothing personal.

I'd rather watch paint dry than to see another scene with that blank faced, monotone, and just flat out awful "actress".

A very boring and sometimes very un- interesting horror here.

As Lena tries to find out why her husband has become an empty shell of an existence, he starts to vomit blood.

thought provoking and fascinating, creepy and terrifying, hits on many levels.

Watch this movie if you want to waste your time and only want to see some beautifull colors...

Natalie Portman leads this disastrous yet entertaining sci-fi thriller.

What a boring slow piece of garbage .

In the end it's Natalie Portman in an other weirdo movie right after Black swan with great writing , intense characters and taking one step closer to annihilation.

The visual effects were frankly stunning and off the charts.

This movie has a couple of monsters prowling around and has very predictable jump scare moments and some scenes gave off the vibe of a b grade horror movie , they should've worked on that.

Starts out slow with jumping around with scenes that make little or no sense.

Very slow with very little happening .

The way he leaves implies he sorta knows and is super disappointed but then why the hell is she acting like nothing happened?

The movies had it moments where there was a lot of intriguing and unanswered explanations as to what they were up against in the world not know to man.

It's often intense , usually beautiful, well acted, and had some really weird and mesmerizing moments.

Annihilation (2018) is a very intense, off the wall sci-fi movie that is filled with death, love, stunning visuals, and a bit of horror.

Total waste of time..Pointless Senseless Unentertaining Graphical (unnecessarily) Wasted potentialNetflix misses the mark once more

Don't waste your time with this one.

Acting is excellent, visuals are stunning and storytelling is flawless.

A suspenseful mystery .

the most boring Sci-fi movie .

Atmospheric, tense and engrossing .

It's terribly slow with a lot of flashbacks.

The script is also extremely creative and exciting to watch.

No plot, no learning - nothing.

If your a fan of sci-fi or mind bending films it's really worth the watch.

Overall the film is interesting and enjoyable to look at and maybe just needed a little more character flare and a longer runtime to allow its inhabitants to breathe.

Pretentious, boring, uninteresting crap.

Don't waste your time .

It's worth the watch just to see Natalie Portman shooting a machine gun.

disappointing, boring, cheap .

The only redeemable quality of this film were the visual effects and the fact that it was female centric, but that makes it pointless when they are characters that you don't care if they live or die.

What a waste of my time .

With that amazing score blaring it's impossible to turn away from the stunning sight on the screen.

Slow paced sci fi think piece .

(Pro) Great sci-fi movie that will intrigue you the whole timeThe "Shimmer" and its effect on living things will WOW youThere are some very intense or disturbing scenes, and they were greatBeautiful production design.

By no means an intelligent sitting for anyone, but it might be too boring.

Oh wait, that's the tone: welcome to an incompetent, shamelessly pretentious movie with a plot stolen from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (both versions) and not done nearly as well.

This film never gets going and I will never get those 2hrs back , I am sure you get the idea about how exciting I found this film , move on

Not organic, pretentious and unrealistic.

Worth watching if you have time.

It was pretty good movies but was also confusing and really bizarre ending which made it a 7.

pretty enjoyable while watching stoned^^

And the way of absorbing energy inside is changed, and it can absorb energy through contact.

The movie is tight and spare in its synthesis of the story, but is also entertaining, action-packed and beautiful to look at.

There is just nothing that would even make it worth a rental and I really wish we had a rating for Zero on here because that's what Annihilation deserves it is one of the worst movies I ever seen in my life and I will be sure to avoid this one at all cost.

The interesting moments are overshadowed by an intentionally confusing and pretentious plot.

Direction/Writing: The world created in Annihilation is simply stunning.

Annihilation is visually stunning, thought-provoking and well acted.

Not exactly easy to follow, but fascinating enough to arouse curiosity.

A very boring horror .

The back story of the relationship was the most boring thing I've ever been exposed to in film in the last few years.

The ending is still something awe inspiring and left me staring at the screen in a state of wonder until the credits rolled through and then some.

There was no dialogue that made me invest in the characters and the beginning act, based on Natalie Portman's character's life just bored me so I actually skipped to a scene I would be more intrested in.

This movie is a waste of time.

It's so boring, that i slept -_-.

Visually stunning .

I loved the tough and brave military women, and it was a fascinating movie where you didn't really know what to expect.

Great movie,visually stunning,creepy keeps you guessing.

and just ended up with a tedious mess of nonsensical scenes that barely quality as a movie.

A definite waste of time.

The characters are all uninteresting sour pusses.

On top of stupid things it became very slow in many scenes.

Pretentious visuals and pretentious explanation (a not even proper one, btw) of the aliens, which was not needed, AT ALL.

A few more adjectives that come to mind to describe this movie are immersive, intense, creepy, emotional at parts, trippy at others, there's just so much to appreciate in this movie.

Its more of a fantastic movie, stunning to look at .

The film is just plain boring.

It's slow, and intense, and intelligent, and it doesn't treat its audience like idiots.

So I give it points for be confusing, creative and different, I just wish they would've may be toned it down and made it more relatable or understandable .

An excellent soundtrack, visually quite lovely, it ranges from tediously dull to tensely suspenseful with moments of amazement and horror.

Acting was awful, the story was worse, and the ending a pretentious melange of color for the sake of it.

Slow stark dialogue, long lingering shots, low rumbling drone sound effects, all seem a bit laboured, as does the shimmer effect (a character of sorts in itself) looks a bit like fairy liquid in the sink.

Don't waste your time it's two hours you will never get back .

Waste of time.

Overall I would definitely recommend one to watch this movie as I genuinely enjoyed it a lot, and I think many people would as well.

Yeah, Natalie Portman and people behind this movie are sometimes more pretentious than they're supposed to be.

A pointless plot holed pile of putridity .

A slow moving piece of ...............

The ultimate reveal loses some of the power of the feminine presence on screen as the movie seems to fall back into the macho stereotype and the resort to power, panic, and destruction instead of the more relational connection to curiosity and hopefulness as suggested in Alien: Resurrection (1997) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) or even the fascinating progressive evolution as typified in Oblivion (2013) and Moon (2009).

The most recent similar movie was Arrival, which was much better on all levels, but I found this movie to be interesting and enjoyable, nonetheless.

Now, for me the start was very slow.

I did like how the source of scariness came from the unknown, the beauty of nature and the mundane.

I really wanted to like this film because the concept seemed fascinating and Alex Garland's previous film was excellent.

Slow and strange .

Fascinating to see this kind of science fiction writing so well realized on the screen.

Pretty and confusing .

Interesting atmosphere and quite 'trippy' though let down a little by a rather formulaic tale-sting.

Intriguing sci-fi movie .

This movie is so boring, literally nothing makes any sense and it doesn't know what it wants to be.

Very slow film, the plot was scarce with little character development...

"Annihilition", while utterly beautiful, haunting and fascinating, during its best moments, suffers of very unbelievable premises.

The whole supposed deeper message and symbolization interpretation that so many of these self proclaimed internet geniuses seem to have is quite funny and pretentious.

Visually stunning, sci fi movie .

Pretentious load of rubbish .

And it runs at such a snail's pace you may start to doze off in the theater.

Besides the great, intriguing visuals and interesting plot, the acting is also top-notch.

Slow and dissatisfying .

Some were tedious, some pointless and often confusing.

She's bland and boring.

The movie is a complete waste of time.

The more I continued to watch, the more I became bored with the premise.

There were some rocky places in the plot sure but overall the movie held my attention and was pretty damn entertaining.

It is simply boring and full of plot holes.

There were such many promises in the beginning so I started hoping maybe for something like Tarkovsky's Stalker or Solaris, instead I got the cliche horror ending.

That's where you have to be open to some confusion and questioning.

The imagery is stunning and also truly horrific.

If you want to fall asleep and nothing else works, this movie will.

Don't waste your time!!!!

The rest is a waste of time.

Plus, the pace at time was unbearably slow, further killing any joy from the movie.

Dull story with atrocious acting .

First half of hour is boring, than you look again when weapons come into picture, than it is again boring, than slight moment of "oh maybe there is somethnig" when croc comes into picture, seconds after boring again, thang some guts, than again boooorrrriiiingggg women.

So, to have that with hollow characters, irritatingly basic and unrealistic performances from bad casting and strangely adolescent writing, pointless flashbacks, and pretentious explorations of incredibly interesting themes.

Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh make for an effective, strong duo, and they're well-matched by a compelling supporting cast that never lets an opportunity to shine pass them by.

There's no soul here, a waste of my time.

boring movie.

It's very slow moving, and frankly, quite boring.

Confusing and weird .

The first thing you notice about 'Annihilation' is the stunning visuals, and then how very different this film is to mainstream sci-fi movies.

Worst movie I've EVER seen .

It moves so slow.

They were trying for suspense but it was just mostly boring.

Though the first act is quite slow and may bore some people, the end result for me is a modern day masterpiece.

Think "The Happening", but a marvellous work of art instead of a waste of your time.

This film is engaging, amazing and skillful.

That's ok, for some I guess, because It is entertaining throughout the process.

Take my advice and watch paint dry- at least their is a happy ending.

This movie doesnt makes sense, annihilated what could have been a decent idea for a film, draging who watches it into boredom for 2 hours!

Very confusing film.

This is the worst movie ever in my life.

but Hollywood seems to have abandoned telling stories and shifted to jamming propaganda down our throats as a business model.

In short, I found it a straightforward story which went on far too long, and with an incredibly jumbled conclusion.

The sense of "danger" was almost overwhelming, but the pace was so slow I was thinking "Please, just go ahead and end the world already!

This was awful..it was so boring it took me 3 days to watch cause i kept stopping to do other things and only would go back when there was nothing else to do.

I find this film engaging, different and that alien look is hypnotic as well as scary.

Confusing adaptation of HP Lovecrafts Color from Outer Space .

The final act is intriguing.

Thankfully, director Alex Garland shows a knack for cinematically transmuting the dreamlike dizziness of VanderMeer's prose, with atmosphere and mise-en-scene so evocative the theatre air feels damp, and sticky, and our skin begins to itch.

Visually stunning...

Aside from the stunning visual effects and one horrifying scene, Annihilation isn't worth your time.

It seemed disjointed which contributed to a "continuity lacking appearing" story line.

There's a few efforts to scare the audience, which are predictable and unnecessary.

Portman and Jason-Leigh are good albeit a bit empty...

This is a movie you must look at more then 2 times it's slow to get into I like the human element along about the movie they could have done extremely better on the plot holes they jumping back and forward to different time points in the movie was a lil to much, I like the play on the human cell and how it's a main focus of the movie.

Waste time of time .

I did not read reviews, heard some good remarks about it when it was released but what a terrible plotless B grade movie.

portman & 3 other woman Good Actress but movie Was Slow!!!!

I don't expect many people to understand, what I said, and believe, that most will get the impression, I got completely crazy by taking too much drugs or taking shamanic folklore too seriously, but for me, this movie produced the most intense religious, transformational experience I ever had.

This becomes very grating, very quickly because all of its ideas are spelled out through stunted delivery of a subpar script, one that's over-explanatory, repetitive and totally not representative of how actual people speak to one another.

Its sci-fi elements take centre stage throughout, but alongside that, there's a distinctive haunted house-style vibe surrounding the scientists' journey into 'The Shimmer', creating great tension that far surpasses typical horror movies, and makes for an even more thrilling watch throughout, as you feel deeply unsettled by the potential for danger in this new world alongside the wonders and marvels that have been created.

A most unexpected treat that defies conventional explanation and offers no real understanding.

I found the flashbacks boring, pointless to the overall story and generally uninteresting, nor did I feel compelled to care about any of the cast.

I even dozed off twice along the way, because the story was so pointless and ridiculous.

The pretentious nature of the film suggests that the alien life has refashioned planet earth as a "prism" that internalizes characteristics of plant and animal life, replicating cells and spitting them out in new mutations, such as strange alligator, bear, and deer hybrids and plant life that resembles the Land of Oz.

The story in the film is both familiar but also confusing and nonsensical, seeing this group of women together makes you think of more interesting movies where you actually care about the members of the team.

Once the heroines are inside the 'Shimmer', the visuals are remarkable and the scientific possibilities presented are intriguing, but the frequent ineptitudes of the writing ruin the effects, as do the utterly pointless, illogical, and meaningless flashback sex scenes.

Riveting sci fi psychological thriller with enough bizarre, at times gory, unpredictable action bolstered by captivating story and scenes and great acting to keep me and my girl spellbound for 2 hours!

An exciting new ambient of terror and intensity.

Standard Hollywood Cliche .

This movie was way over the top of being pointless.

This is a thinking person's science-fiction movie, and it's a fascinating journey from beginning to end.

And then on top of that, the film does a brilliant job of being an engrossing character-based drama as well.

Annihilation, for the most part, felt vacuous and pretentious.

it's a husk of a film people can pour meaning into, if thats for you, great - if you prefer a movie with interesting non cliché writing/characters that's not afraid of explaining a couple of things along the way then save yourself some time and don't watch this...

I thought everything, from the acting to the so-called cinematography to the non-action, was boring.

This also makes it a bit more exciting for the narrative strand.

This seems to be the overarching premise of the fascinating and fantastic sci-fi drama "Annihilation".

It kind of does that, but it's too drawn out, with the alien copying Portman's moves until it dies and destroys the Shimmer with it.

The first movie I ever I mean ever walked out of the theater on.

When one of them gets dragged away the women are hysterical and breathless and screeching.

I believe the film's ending made up for its slow start.

Intriguing concept.

What a waste of my time.

I did buy the soundtrack album (and fell asleep while listening to it).

Nothing happens on thousand pages.

The actors seemed bored too.

Don't waste your time.

This movie is incredibly fascinating an eery .

So very very slow paced even during the "action" scenes.

One of the worst movies I ever watched in my life .

Wow, probably the worst movie I have seen .

Entertaining and kind of interesting and intelligent.

Masterful Sci-Fi - Riveting soundtrack.

not because it's actually an entertaining, or particularly important, movie.

I honestly got bored and started looking for the next film to watch before it had ended.

Slowly beaten down by the slog, the bland, frank, matter-of-fact leads and the lack of real answers.

If you like a slow walk thru the forest and beach this film is for you.

I liked this because it was science mixed with confusion.

A waste of time.

It's not the typical sci-fi that devolves into everyone running from some monster (not that there is anything wrong with that, I'm as big a fan of Alien as anyone), it's far more thoughtful, interesting and unpredictable.

But it just comes out weird and confusing with an ending that is plainly unsatisfying and does not make any sense.

After "Transformers: The Last Knight" I learn a very valuable lesson and that is if the movie is going to keep getting worse just walk up and leave and that's exactly what I did for AnnihilationI went to see Annihilation in theaters and it now ties with Transformers The Last Knight as the worst movie I ever saw in theaters I walked out on it 30 minutes into the movie and I am using the word Movie loosely.

Just boring ...

Flawed but compelling .

It was entertaining and now a day after seeing I still feel a bit haunted.

This movie is meant to be "Confusing", and it's meant to make you think, and I respect that direction, because sometimes it's good to have an unexplained ending.

It's fascinating and more than a little unsettling to watch how each of the main characters slowly become unhinged as they try and fail to come to terms with what they're experiencing.

Most of the acting was very dull and not much emotion seemed charged behind the delivery of their lines, there was still emotion there just not as much as other lines and made some scenes fall flat.

There was far too much exposition, too many pointless flashbacks, very little character development and it was hard to care about any of the characters or engage with any of the situations in which they found themselves.

It was exciting a bit thrilling and it really kept me engaged the whole time.....

or perhaps it's just confusion?

It was very, very slow in a lot of places and lost my engagement throughout the viewing.

Boring: Oh look I am a biologist so I must talk about cells a couple of times to make it clear that I am a biologist; even when I am in home.

Slow and Senseless .

Then, you factor in the confusion, and you've got one frustrating mess.

It had potential and kept me engrossed but if I wanted to watch two hours of something going nowhere I'd stand in my garage and look at my parked car.

makes this slow movie interesting.

I must say tho, the score in the final sequence is so thrilling and other wordly that almost makes my 2nd viewing worth it after all, just saying....

It took will power to do so due to the pace and a host of relentless disjointed flashbacks.

The acting was amazing and mystical, and I felt the confusion the characters were experiencing.

Just an even more pretentious "artistic" and "deep thought" movie like gravity.

Waste of time .

Extremely boring film.

Other than that, it was uninteresting and suffers from poor pacing, as well as undeveloped and uninteresting characters.

The filming and acting and story are all top rate, and it is suspenseful and scary and wonderful and beautiful all at the same time.

It turned out to be a waste of time lol.

Awful and absolute waste of time .

The first half of this movie is a slow burn, the only thing that gets you past it is the anticipation of what will come in the end, which the movie builds on very well.

This movie bored me to death it was so slow and i don't understand how it has a 7/10 rating for something so poorly done.

It is another of the utterly superfluous and pointless feminist movies.

The most boring and dumbest movie I have seen in a long time.

Don't waste your time if you don't like sci-fi movies that much, that you'll eat anything the movie gives :)

The only truly exciting scene was in the house with the mutated bear.

Just dull .

Waste of time .

If you consider an empty glass- even if there is no water, the glass is still there.

Overall story was meh and predictable.

It's an adventure but with so many possibilities, which is either way ends with confusion and This movie exactly did that.

The plot has huge holes in it and the screenplay is boring, predictable and stretched just to make some 120 minutes.

Absolute waste of money.

The "praised beauty" is overrated, it's a boring swamp.

It was so suspenseful and the fantasy was just mouth droping.

Jennifer Jason Leigh though just looked bored for 95% of her screentime.

This movie really does appeal to a certain type of audience; people who love Sci-Fis, Thrillers and a bit of Horror and people who have patience, as this movie does have a slow start.

Slow, predictable, stupid, awful, total garbage, hate it .

I gave 2 stars because some of the scenes were really beautiful but the movie only gets 2 stars due to it's slow pace, boring plot, and lack of any logic.

Stunning Piece of Work .

The final scene between Natalie Portman's character and the metallic doppelgänger just fills you with dread and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

In short; watch this as a sci-fi drama, marginal horror and above all, try to keep up with the plot despite the pointless flashbacks.

Both this film and ex machina had extremely misleading trailers making the appear to be sci/fi horror's and they were drawn out sci fi dramas that lacked anything remotely worthy of being hailed masterpieces.

Empty and lost .

Amazing visuals, breathtaking cinematography, and a story that keeps you thinking.

The slow pace, dramatic scoring and detailed effects are all geared towards the common cause of immersing its audience into an alien land, making the bizarre familiar.

Very very slow .

Slow start just get to the weird stuff .

The choices the characters make are illogical and pointless.

Well worth the watch .

When the investigation team asks Lena if there were any aliens left, she gave confusing answers - because there weren't any alien life forms present in the first place.

Don't waste your time.

If you fail to follow this principle you're going to get lost in the transactional pragmatic nature of mundane everyday life, of business, transactional relationships.

Pretentious and ponderous series of nonsensical scenes featuring an overload of uninspired CGI.

First of all, this film looks absolutely stunning.

Pretentious and plain boring.

It's so concerned with its underlying themes and ideas, and hammering them home to us to the point they become obvious, that it actually forgets to be enjoyable.

Stunning, disturbing, beautiful and brutal .

What a horrible and boring movie .

I don't write review, this is the first time I do this and might the last time, but this movie is annoyingly terrible, really the worst movie I've ever watched.

It's just horribly boring.

As you can probably surmise from the trailers, this is more of a slow, melancholy wander through the unknown than a guns-blazing action thriller, though there are some moments of noisy chaos.

Don't waste your time.

Watching this movie I was most of the time blown away by the stunning pictures and sheer creativity that went into the design of the mutations.

Endulge in the stunning setting.

As I said earlier, the visuals in the film are stunning so it is a pity - even with the advent of supersize televisions - that it could not find even a limited theatrical release in Europe, as its visual scope at least deserves a large screen.

Stunning .

The overall message and theme of the movie is really fascinating to me.

The movie came across like a suspense - horror - thriller but all that adrenaline was lost when the director moved into pseudo-intellectual artsy stuff.

If you're into lovecraftian horror, stunning visuals, well written characters, and Natalie Portman not being in movies with Hayden Christensen, then check it out

Oh yes, it's not like it would be useful in saving your lived and such to understand the video, really, why waste 20 seconds of your life watching it a second time?

Whatever happens, the idea and it's consequences are very exciting and stimulating.

A complete waste of my time.

The final act is worth watching just for the cg.

This movie is in fact a masterpiece: Mysterious, beautyful, dark, thrilling, unexpected, breathtaking...

The visuals are stunning and the score complements everything perfectly, a movie that deserves at least 2 viewings.

Definitely worth the watch for any sci-fi fan.

The movie is SOOOOO SLOW and bored me to tears.

This movie is on my top 100 on worst movies ever.

Unfortunately, her character is just so bland and boring, there just isn't much about her that makes her interesting or to make you care about her character and her plight.

And I really really enjoyed it even though it's a bit of a slow burning flick.

Well it has that typical politically correct narrative, which wants to please everyone and consequentially turns out to be quite bland.

Plot of movie HORRIBLE AND BORING!!!

It was confusing,inconclusive and generally bad.

Waste of time !.

That at times can slow the film down.

A salute to Alex Garland for giving us a compelling story and women (lead) characters that don't feel like sugar coating.

Beautiful and exciting .

Annihilation has good acting, and a unique and intriguing plot- -though troubling at the same time.

The setup is interesting while being boring.

The film culminates in what could be seen as an episode of ego-death, with the characters who survive to the peak of the trip losing all sense of their own identity and dealing with it in separate ways: one character feels an exalted sense of oneness, another freaks out because he says he can't handle it, and another has an intense out-of-body experience.

The rest of the film was boring and generic, and the wild contrast between these two scenes and the rest of the film is really strange, and makes it feel like two different films unnaturally spliced together.

ZZZZ .

Stunning visuals are not a movie.

Dont watch this, two hours of my life wasted, the whole thing was absolutely boring and stupid and most of it didn't even make any sense!

It is visually stunning with some incredible set pieces that are both gory and simultaneously beautiful.

The ending alone is worth watching.

This was a very enjoyable movie .

This movie did both for me and I watched the ending in stunned silence, literally gripping my armrest.

It was visually stunning.

This is one of the most boring movies I've ever seen!

It is tedious .

I loved the idea of this movie and really enjoyed it, in fact I'd have loved it if only they would have had any sane person working on it who could point out the glaringly obvious issues!

The acting is amazing, the story is gripping and compelling from start to finish and the effects are mind-blowing.

Pretentious and not at all cerebral.

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME .

Just a waste of time being labeled as "deep" because the film made no sense.

Fresh story, absolutely stunning visuals, awesome soundtrack, and undeniably intense moments.

This film wanted to be great it really had it's moments but with its narrative it got a tad confusing to follow .

It took everything I had to keep from falling asleep.

Loved the visuals and music, but confusing as HELL .

There's the shimmer - except more defined, interesting and entertaining.

Waste of time.

It's up there with "AI: Artificial intelligence" as a generally enjoyable and thought provoking film that's entirely undone by the decisions made for the last half hour.

As our characters delve deeper into this alien zone, the more mundane mysteries they chase get clearer while what concerns the zone itself becomes stranger and stranger, culminating in a final fifteen or so minutes that can be described as a surreal nightmare.

Subsequently, I would tune in as and when I found the scenery worth watching or perhaps when it seemed something significant (plot wise) was about to occur.

total waste of time,made no sense,and terrible ending.

It does this by employing various types of tensions:- playing with tempo, juxtaposition of acting styles and experimental camera work - but it doesn't achieve any greatness in this regard and just comes across really, really boring and at times reaches the heights of actually being infuriating.

It's also not over the top preachy and at least in the beginning doesn't spoon-feed you, though it gets a bit annoying and repetitive towards the end.

dont waste two hours of your valuable time on this piece of trash!

Movie is slow paced, slow burn mystery, that engages you til end.

worst movie ever!