BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I hold my hands up with this film - I boo booed. I actually watched Annihilation a good few months back, but I never reviewed it as I didn't think it was a horror! I just put it down as more a sci-fi/thriller... It was only when I started seeing it floating around in lots of peoples 'Top horror films of 2018' that I realised I'd missed out on a review. So, here goes, better late than never as they always say... "A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply."
I have to say, I really was not that blown away by Annihilation. I liked the idea and the story of it but I just was not that into it. I definitely didn't find it scary or creepy as I had heard from others, and I felt I lost the story and fell out of it part of the way through and only really got back into it when a creature came along - onto that soon. I also found myself not really being bothered about whether Lena finds her husband or not...
One thing I did like about Annihilation though, and probably, in my opinion, the best thing about it was the effects. The scenery is pretty breathtaking and is made and put together seamlessly, but what's even better, are the creatures hidden in the forest. What with the giant crocodile creature that comes out of nowhere, but the one that really brings it home with the creepiness is the screaming bear! One of the characters goes a bit coo coo, kidnaps the rest of the characters and ties them up, but mid way they are interrupted by human screams that seem to be coming from outside. Turns out, the screams are actually coming from a bear like creature that has some type of uncovered skull as a face and everytime it opens its mouth, a human scream of "Help", rings out. Creepy as hell, but I loved it - needed more of that damn bear! But was the bear actually calling for help, or was it just a trap... hmmm?
Overall, I wasn't the biggest fan of this film, I watched it a few months ago as mentioned, but I have not felt the need to go back and re-watch it since - apart from finding the bear on Youtube a few times, as that part is actually genius. As I said, I liked the effects, the gore and the deaths - all the nice and friendly stuff - but I really wasn't into it. I have an idea though, someone should make a full length film about the creatures though - mainly the bears.
Isn't it weird I am currently watch the film Paddington...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..