Annihilation

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  1. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

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    Looks quite interesting, I like the trailer...

     
  2. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Looks intriguing for sure and I like the cast and writer/director.
     
  3. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Guarded High Hopes
     
  4. Jay Brown

    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    A very interesting trailer with what appears to be a strong cast. It felt ambiguous to me, which is a good thing, so this further strengthens my curiosity.
     
  5. Barry_NJ

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    Intrigued...
     
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    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor

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    That made no sense to me. Left with a big HUH?
     
  7. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

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    As is exactly what a trailer should do, spoil nothing and leave you with a big huh? Too many trailers now just give away the majority of the film and ruins it.
     
  8. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor

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    Agreed, I've been saying that for a long time. But, I think a trailer should also make me want to see the movie, and that one did not.
     
  9. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    This is on my short watch list now that it is out for home video. Any others want to chime in since October?
     
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    Dennis Pagoulatos Active Member

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    I watched it about a month ago. It’s disturbing, creepy, and horrifying (all good things) but the best compliment is that it’s unabashedly a hard science fiction movie and that deserves a standing O.
     
  12. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I actually saw "Annihilation" in the theater. I liked it. Some of the video was pretty trippy.
     
  13. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor

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    It's in our Netflix queue, we just haven't gotten to it yet.
     
  14. Barry_NJ

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    How's that? I go to Netflix and it doesn't come up under search(?)
     
  15. Barry_NJ

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    Picked it up from RedBox and watched last night. Solid Sci-Fi, with a bit of horror. Slow at times, but I felt it was supposed to be, conveying the situation the characters are in. I'm going to get the disc for my collection.
     
  16. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor

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    Oops, looks like the wrong Annihilation. :confused:
     
  17. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I ended up seeing this several months back. It was OK. The visuals were fantastic if not unsettling. The plot left a bit to be desired. I'm OK with ambiguous story lines. This was more than just ambiguous, it was frustrating at times. It felt like a less well done shot at an Arrival type concept.
     
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    Thanks or that. I love LFTS and that was a good reminder of the film. I think ultimately there were too many horror elements for me now that I look back. It wansn't bad and I appreciated what was being attempted but it missed for me is all.
     
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  20. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    Yes, I wouldn’t recommend it if you aren’t into horror. Some of the set designs reminded me of “The Last of Us" video game (great game with a superbly written and acted story)
     

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