Annihilation: The Movie

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    We watched this last night.
    Another one of those movies where the story line is unique, and in an era of Hollywood remakes and movie franchises - uniqueness is good.
    But there were problems, starting with actor choices. Natalie Portman is a good actor. But this is not a role for her. Sorry, but it is just not believable for her to play an ex-soldier badass. It just doesn't work. In fact her character, IMO was outplayed by a mediocre actress Gina Rodriguez. Her character was at least believable, she can play a badass.
    Other than that, the movie was quite good. And worth the $6 streaming cost.

    4 out of 5 stars. Could have been a solid 4.5 stars had a different actress played the lead role.
     
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    What is the movie Annihilation about? :777:
     
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    Looks like a movie I would enjoy!
     
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    Just be prepared to really suspend reality in multiple settings.
    For instance, on two occasions 50 lb. Natalie Portman empties an M16 on full auto as if it had the kick of a BB gun. C'mon.
    As well as the military would send in an investigative team of...5 women??? Yeah that's going to happen.
    Just put on that make believe cap and close your eyes a few times and you will prolly agree it is a decent film.
     

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