In Depth Look At Annihilation

By May 11, 2016Nat-news

I don’t think this has been posted yet. It is a fascinating look at the Annihilation novel and the prospects of the filmed adaptation. The hints of psychological horror and comparisons to Alien have me really excited, but while it’s a great read and doesn’t dig into major plot points, it might be something you’ll want to skip if you are worried about spoilers.

Here is a mildly spoiler-y excerpt that mentions Natalie.

The novel is told in first-person past-tense from the perspective of the Biologist. Her perspective is powered by hindsight, but it also becomes clear that she may not be the most reliable narrator as the story progresses. There’s no doubt that Portman will absolutely nail the Biologist’s unraveling mental state (see Black Swan) but it will be interesting to see to what degree the film allows us to get inside her head and to understand her unique perspective on human beings.

Are you looking forward to Natalie returning to crazytown as much as I am?


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  • Nina says:

    I was initially really excited about this film. I’ve read the books and they’re really good. The character Natalie will play is certainly interesting in the book. But Alex Garland and the author of the books have said that the film will be quite different from the book. People that have read the screenplay have said that it is really different from the book- I think the story has changed and Garland is only using a few ideas from the book. So I’m unsure of the extent that Natalie will be able to use her acting skills. From what I’ve read it seems like a straight forward mission film rather than something that goes in to the psychology of the characters. Time will tell!