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I just re-watched it and I think it's pretty great all the way through. It's intelligent sci-fi with a great script I consider it a bit of a cautionary tale about A.I.
Think about how cool it would have been if when Domhnall Gleeson went into the bathroom to cut himself if he found out he was an AI....that would have been amazing...

Yet what we got was ultimately predictable in my opinion...in the third act. I still really enjoyed the movie and highly recommend it to anyone; that said I think it could have been a bit better.


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I just re-watched it and I think it's pretty great all the way through. It's intelligent sci-fi with a great script I consider it a bit of a cautionary tale about A.I.


I recently watched The Machine again with Caity Lotz and it's a solid 8/10 from me. Along with Ex Machina they rank as two of my favourite movies about AI. Bonus with The Machine is Caity shows off her dancing and martial arts skills.

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Think about how cool it would have been if when Domhnall Gleeson went into the bathroom to cut himself if he found out he was an AI....that would have been amazing...


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I recently watched The Machine again with Caity Lotz and it's a solid 8/10 from me. Along with Ex Machina they rank as two of my favourite movies about AI. Bonus with The Machine is Caity shows off her dancing and martial arts skills.


Never heard of it. I'll look into it.


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Cool poster...

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Yep, most international rights are going to Netflix because this douche is trying to screw over the producer and director. This smells of bad news for talented filmmakers getting handed interesting sci-fi blockbusters in the future...

https://www.theatlantic.com/enterta...netflix/551810/


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Cool poster...



I dunno...that poster's gonna give some Hollywood exec the dumb idea of re-making The Predator with an all female cast. sick

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Don't care for the poster myself, looks like a B-Film poster to me.

Still, the trailers and premise of this have my hopes up and I'm looking forward to seeing it.


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If given a chance Alex Garland would like to do a good Swamp Thing movie

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Some pretty impressive reviews here, I guess from people who have seen it early for one reason or another.. prescreenings or something..

https://letterboxd.com/film/annihilation/


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Usually presceenings, I caught Downsizing (2017) about 6months before it was released like this. They're testing for audience reactions, to see if they can tweak the film before official release.


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SJW strike again...

Annihilation Is Being Criticized for Erasing the Main Character's Race

If the race isn't important to the story (and it likely isn't) then who cares? It's a movie with a niche market, so obviously the studio was banking on a huge movie star to help gather interest and didn't change the character's race because they hate asians and native americans.

But what the hell, I don't know. I'll have to wait to see the film.


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High expectations for this one
Should be a good follow up to Black Panther be week before


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SJW strike again...

Annihilation Is Being Criticized for Erasing the Main Character's Race

If the race isn't important to the story (and it likely isn't) then who cares? It's a movie with a niche market, so obviously the studio was banking on a huge movie star to help gather interest and didn't change the character's race because they hate asians and native americans.

But what the hell, I don't know. I'll have to wait to see the film.


People being silly again and exactly, if the race isn't integral to the character, who cares.

eg When there were rumors that Peter Parker was going to be cast as a black actor for The Amazing Spider-Man and people freaked out. Parker's a geeky loner highschooler, his skin color is all-in-all irrelevant to his character.


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People being silly again and exactly, if the race isn't integral to the character, who cares.

eg When there were rumors that Peter Parker was going to be cast as a black actor for The Amazing Spider-Man and people freaked out. Parker's a geeky loner highschooler, his skin color is all-in-all irrelevant to his character.


Yeah, it's annoying because each culture is obviously going to be able to relate a little bit more to people who look like them, it's simply human nature. So a film that already has sort of a niche market doesn't want to alienate the audience anymore than it has to. But honestly I don't really care what the race is of the person playing the role as long as they do it well.

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High expectations for this one
Should be a good follow up to Black Panther be week before


Yeah, I'm totally getting tickets for this as soon as they go on sale in my area. Been looking forward to it for a while.


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Yeah, it's annoying because each culture is obviously going to be able to relate a little bit more to people who look like them, it's simply human nature. So a film that already has sort of a niche market doesn't want to alienate the audience anymore than it has to. But honestly I don't really care what the race is of the person playing the role as long as they do it well.


Exactly. I'll take a Black Thor if that Black actor does a fantastic job with the role. Thought it should be noted that Helmsworth while not a great actor overall, is fantastic as Thor and they should use him in the role for as long as possible.

But there are limits at times as race is pivotal to some characters. Like you couldn't have a Chinese actor playing the role of Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave), just wouldn't work well regardless of how good the actor is, the viewer couldn't immerse themselves.


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But there are limits at times as race is pivotal to some characters. Like you couldn't have a Chinese actor playing the role of Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave), just wouldn't work well regardless of how good the actor is, the viewer couldn't immerse themselves.


Lol, well yeah. That's a definite case in which race is integral to the character, story, setting of time and place, etc. It's completely historically relevant. And that's a great movie. But with a totally fiction story like this in which race is entirely irrelevant who cares whether or not every single race is represented. This PC SJW notion is getting out of hand.

I'm not denying that Hollywood likely has a problem with hiring predominantly white American types, but again it comes around to human nature. It seems there is plenty of female representation in the film, so there will never be a way to completely please SJW. roll eyes (sarcastic)


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This is sounding like some pretty great science fiction. I'm looking forward to it...

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/an...man-1201926330/


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Finally some reviews rolling in on RT and they seem quite positive. It's apparently some good, weird sci-fi...

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/annihilation


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Saw this last night and it is a truly puzzling film, but mostly in a good way. It's clearly aiming to be sci-fi film like Under the Skin, Prometheus, or even 2001. It leaves things very ambiguous, but trippy and thoughtful. I have so many thoughts on this it's hard to know where to begin..

I'm not going to use many spoiler tags, so read at your own risk. There's no reason to be reading anything about people's reactions unless you've seen the movie...




My biggest problem is that it ends on a seemingly cliched cliffhangar. But I don't think it's quite as cliched as it first appears (you'll just have to see the movie to see what I'm talking about : [SPOILER - highlight to read]: is she the clone or is she herself just with altered DNA? I think she's her real self just alterred, which is less cliched). After the film ends it feels like a lot of the dots aren't connected and that might have to do with there needing to be sequels (since the books are a trilogy). For example there are all these referrences to cancer and self-destruction, but cancer never really becomes relevant at the end. But this is definitely a film that keeps knawing away at you after you've seen it. It has breathtaking visuals and set-designs and a few truly horrific and scary moments. Ultimately I really encourage everyone who likes big sci-fi to go support this on the big screen because it's totally worth it and it's probably going to need as much support as it can get.

I can see why David Ellison wanted the film alterred because he clearly (and probably rightly) thinks there isn't going to be a huge market for it. But c'mon man, you've produced shit like Baywatch and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The world has enough schlock like that. Let a visionary filmmaker do a film like this unimpeded. It might change depending on repeat viewings and sequels, but right now I give it...

8/10

I'm glad I went in having not seen many trailers or ads. Trailer 2 shows the entire movie. So anyway, I am probably going to be interested in the book to see if I can find out more about this story.


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Found it to be all-in-all, average or just above average. The story/idea was great; but the execution ultimately failed imo. Which is a shame.

Portman did a fairly solid role, everyone else was rather one-dimensional and just kind of there.

To your question, PL. Altered is what I took from it.


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