ANNIHILATION from Ex Machina Writer/Director (87% Rotten Tomatoes Score)

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If you have seen ANNIHILATION, how would you rate it?

  1. 10 - Excellent

    9.6%
  2. 9 - Great

    16.4%
  3. 8 - Good

    30.1%
  4. 7 - Pretty Good

    21.9%
  5. 6 - Decent

    8.2%
  6. 5 - Average

    6.8%
  7. 4 - Poor

    1.4%
  8. 3 - Bad

    2.7%
  9. 2 - Terribad

    2.7%
  10. 1 - Abysmal (Explain)

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  1. ChucksGlassJaw

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    Going to see this today.
    It's definitely inspired by Tarkovsky in many ways, but I didn't find it derivative.

    I thought it was excellent. I'd like to go see it again though. I forgot my glasses and missed on some of the key visual details eg the moving fingerprints, the action of the water. I felt it was a challenging movie, but not overly abstract. I'm still trying to piece it together.
     
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    Oh, that fuckin bear was one of the more well thought out monsters I've seen in film.
     
  3. Strange King

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    I was also thinking on the time matter that if everything was affected by the shimmer then it would seem plausible that time within the shimmer was different. I mean astronauts in space that come back down have a different time on their synchronized watches here on earth. this topic should not be a bother to anyone IMO. It doesnt even really affect the story but add to its mystery
     
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    Well we will test this theory out tonight because I am definitely not a nerdy cinema snob
     
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  5. TheRuthlessOne

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    Real score coming through

    7.5, I voted 7 on the poll
     
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    It was visually stunning, and excellent sound. It really is a movie, intended for the theater experience. And while I did enjoy the film, I didn't love it. Good sci fi, I can watch again and again, but this just didn't do it for me. 7/10
     
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    Great acting, interesting story, Natalie Portman sex scene..kind of. The bear scene was really great, the last few minutes were phenomenal as well IMO. Felt kind of like an acid trip, i'd assume. Most of all, it felt fresh.

    It is kind of a slow burn, and it jumps around a lot, but it was coherent enough to understand what was going on. I really enjoyed it.
     
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    I'm going to see this tonight. I started reading the book two days ago and I'm about to finish it right before I watch the movie. The book has given me the weirdest dreams. I'm really looking forward to this.
     
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    yeah, i think it's very easy to compare this movie to Stalker, but i actually enjoyed this movie more.

    i also think the Clooney Solaris is really underrated.
     
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    Yeah Solaris is good

    I been trying to get Shadow to watch it for a while now
     
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    Just finished the movie, it was pretty damn good. Very different from the book, which I didn't mind especially when I read that the writer of the movie didn't read anything else in the series and just adapted the 1st book(which clearly isn't the end of the story) so this as a stand alone story is really good. Only thing I didn't like is I felt the psychologist was miscast. She quickly lost her cool and didn't seem like a leader. Plus that actress usually plays crackheads
     
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    I saw Clooney Solaris eons ago and can hardly remember it. My problem with it is more the same problem I have with Van Zant's remake of Psycho. Not as bad considering it wasn't a shot by shot remake but kind of worse in a way because reshooting Hitchcock is pointless; filming something Tarkovaky already did angers the cinema gods.


    Anyhoo Annihilation was fucking awesome. I will own this on Blu Ray when it comes out.
     
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    Our favorite reviewers talking about a criminally underrated movie.

     
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    I'm buying it too. Crazy movie. Had me thinking about it for days
     
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    Saw it. It was terrible. Started out okay. Then it just turned too fucking weird.
     
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    Once they got to the lighthouse I was like WTF
     
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    Too weird means you couldnt understand it so you hate it
     
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    It's honestly not even 1/2 as weird as the book
     
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  19. TheRuthlessOne

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    This was great
     
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    Id like to annihilate jane foster
     

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