Alex Garland's "Annihilation" has screened for the first set of critics, and they are simply "floored" about the film they call "phenomenal" and "visually dazzling."
"Make no mistake, #Annihilation is a new sci-fi classic," wrote one early viewer. "Brilliant, thrilling, and provocative, it has as much metaphoric depth as it does narrative tension. I'm floored."
Another added, "Alex Garland's #Annihilation is absolutely phenomenal. It's gorgeous and mesmerizing, with brilliant performances from the entire ensemble. It's a remarkable vision, and has a sequence so thrilling that I was left literally dizzy. It will be on my Top 10 of 2018 without question."
When a biologist's (Natalie Portman) husband disappears, she goes on an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not anticipate what she finds there. The team is comprised of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist and a surveyor.
"Annihilation" will hit theaters on February 23, 2018.
See reactions to "Annihilation" below.
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) February 8, 2018
ANNHILATION is, in wholly inelegant terms, one hell of a mindfuck. Most of the time, I didn't want it to end; occasionally, I was so unsettled I thought I might keel over.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) February 8, 2018
Alex Garland’s #Annihilation is another example of the kind of brainy sci-fi we don’t see enough of. Badass female cast and a story that’s both beautiful and wickedly disturbing, and an ending you will talk about for days. Dug it so much pic.twitter.com/fW77z6xX4v
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) February 8, 2018
This much is clear: #Annihilation is NOT the movie you walk out and take to Twitter for a quick opinion. It's grabs you hard and leaves you frazzled. Hats off to Paramount for letting Garland be himself on a bigger budget https://t.co/1nkKEmuPkF
— Zack Sharf (@ZSharf) February 8, 2018
Alex Garland's #Annihilation is absolutely phenomenal. It's gorgeous and mesmerizing, with brilliant performances from the entire ensemble. It's a remarkable vision, and has a sequence so thrilling that I was left literally dizzy. It will be on my Top 10 of 2018 without question. pic.twitter.com/zGmDGlyh0M
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 8, 2018
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) February 8, 2018
— Andrew Bowen (@AndrewSBowen) February 4, 2018
#ANNIHILATION: This is the type of sci-if we always say we want to see. Bold, challenging, singular, visually dazzling. Would not be the least bit surprised to see it hailed as a masterpiece (and it might actually be one).
— Ben Pearson (@benpears) February 8, 2018