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Annihilation [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [2018]

  • SKU: 6234552
  • Release Date: 05/29/2018
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (495 out of 566)

    Synopsis


    Annihilation
    After her husband (Oscar Isaac) barely returns alive from a secret expedition, biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) leads an anthropologist (Gina Rodriguez), a surveyor (Tessa Thompson), a linguist (Tuva Novotny), and a psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh) into a mysterious, expanding region called the Shimmer where evolution has taken a twisted turn. The all-female team must uncover the area’s monstrous secrets to save Lena’s husband and the world. Written and directed by Alex Garland. Based on the Nebula Award-winning novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, which is the first in a trilogy. ~ Kaitliin Elise Miller, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Natalie Portman
      Natalie Portman - Lena
    • Jennifer Jason Leigh
      Jennifer Jason Leigh - Dr. Ventress
    • Gina Rodriguez
      Gina Rodriguez - Anya Thorensen
    • Tessa Thompson
      Tessa Thompson - Josie Radek
    • Oscar Isaac
      Oscar Isaac - Lena's husband



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 566 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Annihilation is amazing!

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      MarvelSoundtrackFan11
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      Annihilation is a must see movie for science fiction fans. The film is directed by Alex Garland, who made his directorial debut with 2015's Ex Machina. This is an intelligent film, posing serious questions to the audience and not bending over backwards to deliver easy answers. It has a great cast, headlined by Natalie Portman and featuring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It is based on a popular book series, Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, but the movie really stands on its own and is not entirely beholden to the source material. The 4K disc version is exclusive to Best Buy, so don't go looking for it anyplace else. The 4K is definitely worth buying, as the film offers some really fantastic visuals. The package also comes with the standard blu-ray and a digital redemption copy. Don't miss out on picking up this film. Fans of Garland's work won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the strangest science fiction films ever.

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      BOBMAN
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      This is not a film for everyone. But if you like unusual and and original films, and aren't put off by the strange and the odd, you may like this film a lot. It certainly has the most "alien" alien I've seen in any movie to date! This is not some guy in a rubber suit, but something I've never seen before on film! I do recommend seeing it in 4K with HDR (the standard definition & standard dynamic range version looks dull and washed out by comparison, but the 4K HDR version does bring the visuals to life). In pacing, I'd compare this to "The Arrival". If you found that movie boring, you might not like this film. If you liked the arrival, you will probably take a liking to this one. Honestly, this movie has the weirdest alien ever! Kudos for coming up with a being (I don't even know if the word "creature" even applies) that is so utterly original.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Movie for Literate Science Fiction Fans

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      GregEckNJ
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      Annihilation was a visually impressive and tonally accurate adaptation of the novel by the same name. Having read the book last year, I was surprised to learn that it was be adapted to film. It seemed unfilmable. Events and circumstances are largely presented first-person through the thoughts of an unreliable narrator. This is not the recipe for typical Hollywood fare. However, the producers managed to restructure it with a streamlined linear plot that still captures the essence and themes of the book. The visual effects are stunning and, for the most part, manage to capture the imagery from the book. Some depictions differed from my own interpretation, but that's a quibble about artistic expression. It's not for anyone expecting a summer blockbuster, but I definitely recommend the movie to fans of literate science fiction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Could have been amazing!

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      Doobiewah
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      My 25 YO son (a pre- med student and medical researcher) and I watched this together. We both loved many aspects of the film and some of the visuals are quite amazing, considering the low budget of the film. The acting was also quite good. The issue we both had with the film is the way it ended. It was very thought provoking; however, for both of us it left us with more questions than answers and as we discussed the ending, it became obvious to both of us that this was a missed opportunity. The ending, to both of us, was too ambiguous and left us both puzzled. Many excellent films leave you with questions that are never to be answered...and provoke continuing conversations. This one flopped on that point, at least to the two of us.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This movie is a Must See!!

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      ExecChef59
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      I'm going to be honest and id not know what I was about to see when I first entered the theatre. There was so much silence on what this film was about, I'm sure it made everyone curious when it first came out. Well I saw it, and what I found was a fantastic science fiction/horror movie. Natalie Portman once again demonstrates her leading lady status, but was joined by an all female strong cast. Michelle Rodrigues was also a stand out in the film. I can't get into too much of the film to spoil any surprises, however, just pick this one up, and sit back and enjoy, and remember, you are going to get your socks knocked off on this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Good Sci-Fi Film

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      SparkSweet
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      This is a good sci-fi film with an interesting ending. I was hoping Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh would have been better. It seemed like the entire cast was one-dimensional. The overall premise was good and the ending was a little mind-bending but not Interstellar mind-bending. In terms of the Dolby Vision presentation, it was excellent. I experienced no washed out blacks and no crushing. The climax in the lighthouse was intensely bright so much so I had to squint. The ending credit animation sequence was also stunning and colorful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Starts off great....then falls apart at the end...

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      RyanCawdor
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      The visuals of the movie are stunning in 4K UHD, which is one reason I wanted to buy/see it. I thought it was an ok movie; it kept me interested up until the end, where it kinda just fizzles out. It ends in a way that makes me feel like the writers just borrowed/robbed/stole from other similar type movies before it. Not saying don't buy it or watch it; it's worth an initial viewing, and the visuals alone make it one for the inventory, but maybe your experience will be different than mine....

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Annihilation

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      DragonB
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      This movie starts out slow, but picks up after the leading character (Portman) and a crew of others set out to explore a phenomenon in the distance. Although what appears to be one take on the explorer's experience is replaced with a new take, the viewer has no clue as to what this phenomenon truly is. Certainly elements from former films exist; Mimic, passengers, Invasion of The Body Snatchers, etc., but this isn't as fresh as it is different. Very nice visuals.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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