After initial reviews saying the film was too "complicated" and a whitewashing scandal, film critic reviews are officially out now and they are mostly positive. The film stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac and is a film adaption of a book that mostly holds true to the source material (minus the third act). The film is currently sitting at 88% for Critic Reviews.
Is it any good?
In this recent wave of sci-fi films, it's one of the best.- Rogerebert.com
Annihilation feels wholly unexpected and raw. It is a disturbing film for reasons that are almost metaphysical. - Vox
Garland's creeping pace lulls you on an almost molecular level; he's made something akin to an end-of-the-world film, but one in which the changes afoot might not be wholly bad, title be damned. - Time Out
Certain ideas and images stay with you, and that’s to the credit of Garland, the performers, cinematographer Rob Hardy (filming took place at Pinewood Studios near London) and a host of designers. You may find yourself thinking about “Annihilation” a few days after you see it, simply because the idea of a reordered world of new life forms is so powerful. - Chicago Tribue
Ambitious and messy, "Annhilation" will likely leave you with more questions than answers. Mine is: "When can I see it again?" - New York Post
I was able to watch for free and it really is a divisive film. I loved it but I can see how the general public might not appreciate it because the trailer sales it as one film while the film is something else entirely. What will you be watching this weekend?