Annihilation isn’t a straight-up horror movie, but it’s got an apocalyptic undercurrent and elements of body horror that will tickle genre fans pink. The ending is left purposely ambiguous, leaving fans wondering exactly who’s who with no real way to be certain about what will happen next. The riddle is just too tough a nut to crack—or is it?
YouTuber Let Me Explain breaks down the entire film with an emphasis on that tricky ending. In 5 minutes, he makes an excellent case, separating doppelgangers from originals, and speculating what “The Shimmer” will do next. It’ll give you a concrete understanding of the overt and subtle messages Annihilation communicates.
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Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section! If you haven’t seen Annihilation (now playing in theaters) bookmark this page for now; you can skip down to the trailer and synopsis for Annihilation, along with our spoiler-free review. Enjoy!
WARNING: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: Let me explain: The Shimmer, the lighthouse, THE ALIEN, the clones, and the ending of Annihilation!
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Official Synopsis: Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).
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