Natalie Portman explains the ending of ANNIHILATION with the cast


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  • Liana Bernard
    Liana Bernard 7 days ago

    Why did the two white women get their own interviews?

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  • tipped jungle
    tipped jungle 7 days ago

    Talk to my friends for hours about it after.... The movie bord the shit outta me!

  • Sean Rosas
    Sean Rosas 10 days ago

    My God I bet she's good in bed 💚

  • Jean Leon Gerome
    Jean Leon Gerome 11 days ago

    I liked Predator/ Alien better when it wasn't high on sniffing its own farts

  • Valerie Gordon
    Valerie Gordon 11 days ago

    Wasted 2 hours

  • Mustafa Mamdouh Taha
    Mustafa Mamdouh Taha 28 days ago


    GRASSFED CHARLIE Month ago +1

    Were Lina and her husband the “single cell” that created it all? Is the end really the beginning? I think the shimmer was the only thing binding them together. The barrier was broken somehow, mixing [their] alien DNA with human DNA. Thus, all of these “impossible” scenarios (the flowers, the teeth). The way they came together at the end, when they hugged, I saw it as a re-fusion. Maybe the other characters only served as their subconscious minds protecting themselves from human DNA (killing off each one). Maybe the division between them was what was literally destroying the husband. Maybe they were literally meant to be? 😂 I’m thinking maybe their marriage was a metaphor. The scene when he returns to her after his disappearance, they were sitting at the table and their hands were seen thru the glass, zooming in on their [distorted] relationship (her affair). At the end, we see the same thing, except it’s just her hand and her wedding band, just before they come together again. It’s weird!

  • Wolf God1284/adrianbon
    Wolf God1284/adrianbon 2 months ago +1

    i can imagine a second one

  • Niranjan Prakash
    Niranjan Prakash 2 months ago


  • gary schraa
    gary schraa 2 months ago

    Kane*ihilation merging with Lena became a variant of big bang cosmology . A soft bang at a slower rate creating a nest universe within thee universe

  • Lucas Hartmann
    Lucas Hartmann 3 months ago

    the movie was pretty good but that open ending pretty much ruined it for me

  • DCfreakshow
    DCfreakshow 3 months ago

    Why wouldn’t she tell the story that Cane was a clone? I think so that these two can now clone everyone in the world.

  • iweeman123
    iweeman123 4 months ago

    Fuck the movie , this interviewer is hot

  • Martin Kostka
    Martin Kostka 4 months ago

    I highly suggest reading the Annihilation book from Jeff VanderMeer, even if it is saying the story bit differently, it is answering some of the questions from the movie.
    Shortly: The psychologist hypnotize the team few times in the story (for example to enter the Shimmer - which is why they don't remember but psychologist seems very angry - they probably even encountered something offscreen). In the end Ventress is merged with the alien lifeform (which is why she's sitting there without a face speaking with strange voice - the alien is looking in her "unfathomable mind") and she kills herself saying the hypnotic code word: "annihilation" which ejects the alien outside her body.
    Also the whole Shimmer is refracting everything (biological structures but even minds and memories).
    Even the deaths of the teams are echoes of their life:
    -Drug addict became so paranoid it led to her end,
    -Suicider had flowers growing through her cuts until she finally succumbs to it,
    -Alcoholic with cancer accepts her problems and her fate as she kills herself,
    -Mother who lost her daughter was connected with another soul again yet seeking "help" in the company of others,
    -Only a cheating wife who was able to kill part of herself and went through hell and back was able to return and reunite with (what she's made in the first place of) her husband.

  • Peter Pan
    Peter Pan 4 months ago +1

    The alien and Lena exchanged bodies in the cave at the end she touched her husband face saying her goodbye then touches the wall realizing that

  • omar lucero
    omar lucero 4 months ago +3

    Natalie Portman gets hotter every year

  • NiCoOo
    NiCoOo 4 months ago +1

    Why the other doc exploded? is that because she has cancers?

  • NiCoOo
    NiCoOo 4 months ago +1

    Aw I always thought matrix was hard, this is beyond another realm

    • Gamer Uprise
      Gamer Uprise 29 minutes ago

      Matrix is easy, simulation theory pretty much. Nothing is real except your mind. Your mind makes things real. Therefore your consciousness is being simulated into an environment that isn't real, but is programmed to feel like it is real. Our dreams are somewhat similar to this experience.
      Now as of this movie, from what I'm getting one of the scientist said the shimmer refracts DNA altering it. When Lena touched the supposive Alien her DNA was refracted. Meaning the self mirrored was now the original while the original was altered to be the Alien. So the original Lena died, and the moral of the story is a very shitty ending with no point to the movie what so ever. Does not relate with reality. It's more of lets make a bogus movie and have people get confused and try to solve this non-sense of a movie that has literally no story line to it other than a big wave of bullshit with more bullshit inside the wave on top of lacking bullshit of dementia through out the whole movie because now your the story creator not them.

  • TheCausation
    TheCausation 5 months ago +1


  • carley northcoast
    carley northcoast 6 months ago

    It's not the intended meaning but what is actually conveyed to the audience. If this movie was meant to express something about the human condition it would be that Hollywood isn't able to make movies that express something about the human condition.

  • Amna Shehzad
    Amna Shehzad 6 months ago

    I ALWAYS notice the echos

  • Vicky Noneya
    Vicky Noneya 7 months ago

    you mean she explains why she wont explain the ending?

  • Weiss Sunday
    Weiss Sunday 7 months ago

    I didn't pick up on, the pre discovered affair that caused Cain to deploy a day early, and go on a suicide mission. Now I get Natalie Portman's character grounded herself to her home untill her husband returned to re connect.

    • Weiss Sunday
      Weiss Sunday 7 months ago

      As weird as it sounds it's reminds me of the song, find your way back to her heart.

  • Dan Addams
    Dan Addams 7 months ago +1

    That was the most brilliant movie of this era! Love it entirely, everything is perfectly done, scientifically and metaphysical ways, even deeply philosophical, damn love it, how people can't understand the movie? Is literally and visually self explanatory, now one of my favorites all times

  • Joe O'Malley
    Joe O'Malley 7 months ago

    Ambiguity is good in films. Too many times we are spoon fed all the answers to films. This was a great film because it veered off and didn't do that.

  • Jadyn Lindblad
    Jadyn Lindblad 7 months ago


  • Pavel Atanasov
    Pavel Atanasov 7 months ago

    I saw the movie yesterday. I think that this Alien Organism , created a friendly environment where it could search for a perfect host. It changed the DNA of Kane and Lina and created a perfect version of themselves and destroyed all evidence after it was done. So the new Kane and Lina can start a new generation of more evolved humanoids (next step in human evolution ). Maybe i am wrong. I guess ill know fore sure if i watch it again :)

  • Cesar Rodriguez
    Cesar Rodriguez 7 months ago

    She a clone. Is the shimmer cancer

  • fcgfgcfg
    fcgfgcfg 7 months ago

    Wow Natalie Portman really hit the nail on the head with "echoes"

  • Thiaguinho Oitodois
    Thiaguinho Oitodois 7 months ago

    This movie fucken sucked! Waisted my time

  • Pete Smith
    Pete Smith 7 months ago

    Intense, intoxicating and out right awe inspiring. I started to notice things right off the bat of the film. The water. The weird feeling I had about Kane once he returned.
    Also, as a veteran I looked at the situation how they decided to go about entering the shimmer.. I would have just ended the movie by just going through the beach or water. Furthermore, if things were being changed at the molecular level, the moment you touched water, I would consider it a death sentence depending on the distance from the lighthouse because of all the micro organisms.. let alone thinking about the ocean and creatures freely roaming in the ocean and spreading.
    I never had fear like I did once I saw the hole. Then when her shimmering self I really thought it was over. How do you win against something that actually follows your every move like a mirror or a game.
    A few things. Has anyone watched again and looked at the tattoo on her arm? Anyone else see that the water reacted more like oil in her glass? The bear tattoo have any significance? Were the scientists being affected from the outside like being drawn in. People seemed to not fear it..
    I would also have conducted tests on the edges and created a chain of people going in or at the very least had them posted right inside and fly drones or a remote vehicle... the time dilation didn’t seem to make proper sense and if you think Lena is a doppelgänger, well then would the dilation be that they were all already copied once they entered?
    I need to watch about 5 more times to get he full scope of what’s going on. I hope people will have input and insight

  • KatheQ
    KatheQ 7 months ago +1

    I think that she combined and overdosed shrooms, lsd and dmt.

  • James Smith
    James Smith 7 months ago +1

    Anyone else see the clone as a Gabriel character and the door scene as an impregnation for some sort of alien second coming?

  • Mitsuyoshi
    Mitsuyoshi 7 months ago

    0:36 0:36 0:36

  • Andreas Hedqvist
    Andreas Hedqvist 8 months ago

    My idea rest on the assumption that the alien creature is intelligent. It could copy the emotions of the main character. The creature found a value in the main character and implications that superseded the aliens plot. The alien gotten sad and accepted destruction in sadness and guilt for what it had done after a realisation or something.
    Humans have the abillity to give to make things better. The alien creature want to change things but not for the same reason. The alien creature feel superiority. The alien creature simply is a superior creature in other ways and has nothing to give humans. The alien creature gotten hope for life on earth.
    The alien process things faster than humans as shown. We couldn't see all the processes it gone through. The alien creature is intelligent because it posess technology that is very advanced. The alien also first wanted her to stay. It tries to learn while it propagate it self. The creature maintanes the information of the original organism as stated in the movie.
    The main characters theory that the organism really doesn't want anything isn't as strong because the alien propagates something and shows emotions that aren't copied. There is also the theory that nothing can happen without a will of some sort. It's a slippery argument at this point but this goes down to belief. The alien creature wanted something based on other life forms we know of. Why would an intelligent life form cause this and understand and commit suicide and on top of that copy life forms emotions if it didn't have motives.
    Theories about the unobservable that have more substance tend to be tested and believed first until disproven. Then my would be the theory preferred if this had happened in reality.

  • Awais Khan
    Awais Khan 8 months ago

    The whole movie she was just looking for an another black dick.

  • Kyle Grasso
    Kyle Grasso 8 months ago +5

    What I take away from this video is there is no explanation of the ending.. they intentionally made it make no sense at all so ppl like us will debate it. Stupid and also the reason Paramount wanted the creator to make a different ending.

  • Der Klassiker
    Der Klassiker 8 months ago

    Natalie Portman, - es müntschi!

  • sakamuras s
    sakamuras s 8 months ago +1

    even the director has no clue what the hell happened...they just throw it out there for people to figure out and come to their own conclusions. don't bother trying to figure it out... it's moviemaking 101.

  • Coco Nal
    Coco Nal 8 months ago

    i see no god damn interpretation here. ok???

  • Chris Van Rensburg
    Chris Van Rensburg 8 months ago +2

    As lena is overwhelmed to see Kane at the start of the movie, he barely has any memory of her. At the end of the movie, we learn that the real Kane took his life with the grenade, after ordering an exact copy of him to find Lena. Thus what actually happened was the real Kane entered into the lighthouse, saw the same eye/metallic figure and presumably also got into a brawl with it while it was mimicking his moves. After countless failed attempts he saw no way out, and thought he was losing his mind, as the shimmer influenced his thoughts and as the now exact copy of himself stood in front of him hence the question "If im not Kane, what am I?". Becoming entangled with the metallic figure, he gave over his identity (as we learned from Lena's experience when she touched the figure)and presumably enough of his memories for the fake Kane to find Lena. The fake Kane is a part of the shimmer and has no problem finding his way out of the shimmer (the metallic figure can teleport as seen when Lena runs away from it at first, thus the Fake Kane can aswell). Real Lena defeats the shimmer and is interrogated. The tattoo on her arm shows clear mutations derived from previous people in the shimmer and aswell as a mutating effect with the water on the glass. When she goes to see Kane she asks him whether he is the real Kane (which she already has the answer to) and his reply " I dont think so" settles it. Thus, this fake Kane being the metallic figure which Kane fought and gave his form, is not dead because it was outside of the shimmer when Lena destroyed all the cells. This means he is essentially another copy of the figure Lena already fought, and has the ability to take on another form. When he embraces her, he infects her and her eyes start to glow in the same way the thing glowed in the lighthouse

  • Fabrizio Crameri
    Fabrizio Crameri 9 months ago

    It being an american movie, it could have ended within 5 minutes: why don't just nuke it? ahah

  • Joseph Wambwa
    Joseph Wambwa 9 months ago +3

    This film is odd... too many unanswered questions... why does Josie turn into a plant? Was it because she gave up? ... and why don't the rest turn? Same with the duplicates... why were some animals duplicated and not all? (I have a theory to that one actually, probably did have duplicates but they killed each other due to their instincts... but then mutated? The croc and bear). Hmmm...
    Plus the ending, only reason i think the clone Lena is the one that got out (apart from the eyes) is when the one left in the light house is on fire, she goes to her husband and seems to hold his head then proceeds to spread the fire around... why didn't they both ran out as they were mimicking each other?
    Good film overall though, would recommend it

  • Royal Risto
    Royal Risto 9 months ago

    Lena cant be the clone version of herself as when one of 'Lenas' died, it died very slowly and there was no screaming when it was burning. So no clone atleast

  • amy li
    amy li 9 months ago

    Honestly I loved the idea of this movie but seriously the paging of the movie kinda bored me for some reason. It feel bit lazy. They could’ve done bit more better. It has some really creepy moments and I would say that was some of the best part of this movie. Overall it’s a well-made sci fi movie but due to bit lazy paging, this movie kinda forgetful for me. Though it’s unique experience.

  • Red Pilgrim
    Red Pilgrim 9 months ago

    Natalie Portman reminds me of Millie Brown with that hairstyle.

  • MMM
    MMM 9 months ago

    So noone actually answers the question lol

  • MsTrailerGuy
    MsTrailerGuy 9 months ago

    It was released straight to netflix here... I wish i saw it in cinemas as the soundtrack would be make the movie so much more intense on a big sound system

  • Arnell Long
    Arnell Long 9 months ago

    Title should be...
    Annihilation Ending *NOT* Explained.

  • MrTeleiomenos
    MrTeleiomenos 9 months ago

    explanation-noun [ C or U ] UK ​
    -the details or reasons that someone gives to make something clear or easy to understand

  • Koaasst
    Koaasst 9 months ago

    schizophrenia is a hard pill to swallow. i was crying at the pinnacle when i could feel the despair and anguish of the character. i wont try to explain to myself what the movie was about, but i felt it deep inside.

  • Sukhbir Sekhon
    Sukhbir Sekhon 9 months ago +1

    Does the film as a whole and the film ending make more sense if lena's eye did not glow like kane's at end of film?

  • Sukhbir Sekhon
    Sukhbir Sekhon 9 months ago

    How did Kane "clone" get back to his house when he doesn't seem to know anything about the real kane's past life.

  • MoarPower
    MoarPower 9 months ago

    Why are people so confused?? Its not as simple as is she a clone or not a clone. The shimmer alters her DNA. Therefore she is part of herself and part of everything else in the shimmer, ie - her suddenly having a tattoo that Anya had. SHe is changed, altered, the end.

  • Preeti Mawale
    Preeti Mawale 9 months ago

    I think that Lena never made it out of the light house.. she must have changed during the fight when she has a blackout.. cause Lena's doppelganger didn't have to go inside the core of the light house while she's on fire, she could have left easily but she didn't... Even when she didn't have her true form but she subconsciously remembered to destroy the shimmer..
    The way doppelganger looks it's like Mercury which looks like a shinning mirror and that would explain the prism theory that it's reflects the DNA..

  • Doru Anton
    Doru Anton 9 months ago

    "explains" my ass, you pieces of shit

  • fuzzy fuzzy
    fuzzy fuzzy 9 months ago

    the answer is to all of your question are just two words DNES SEDUN. if you can solve it you will have the answer.

  • Steverino
    Steverino 9 months ago

    The movie is amazing to look at, and makes you think, but unfortunately for me, I think it is too slow paced, lacks any kind of real story for a full length feature film, and has issues with plot holes and a lack of logic. Like how could the tattoo get transferred? A tattoo is not a genetic trait, it is caused by outside forces (the ink needle). You could say the same for memories too. synaptic connections occur in response to experiences. Also, if the whole thing could be stopped simply with fire, wouldn't the army have tried that already? And speaking of fire, if the phosphorous grenade that Lena set off could cause a fire like that, how did that not happen when the original Kane set one off? (while leaning right up against the wall, no less?) And it was a little too convenient that the wife of the guy who escapes the shimmer and is brought in because of him, also just happens to be a cellular biologist.

  • Parvez Jamal
    Parvez Jamal 9 months ago

    This movie has taken my peace. 😰😰

  • R Green
    R Green 9 months ago

    Great casting job 👍🏽

  • Animesh Sharma
    Animesh Sharma 9 months ago

    Howty N$%%#r

  • Juan Fernando Serpa Raymond

    what is it about the forearm "infinity" tattoo?

  • Simon Grey
    Simon Grey 9 months ago +1

    "Audience finishes the conversation" presumes existence of conversation. Series of farts is not a conversation.
    Whole movie is series of random bits and pieces that do not make any sense, glass of water or not. Its like having 100 jigsaw pieces from 10 different jigsaws and expecting to make a coherent picture.

  • Jecth Sin
    Jecth Sin 9 months ago

    There is little to interpret. According to how it has been shot, the grenade destroyed the alien form, and the one left was the original Lena. Then she was somehow already "infected" as she proved to herself using a microscope. The director should instead explain why the grenade destroyed all shimmer and its creatures, but saved the Kane's doppelgänger (who had to die) and didn't cure Lena instead. This is an artificially created doubt thrown at the end of the film, put there just to pretend to be as cool as Kubrick and Scott. Too bad because I loved Ex Machina.

  • cill521
    cill521 9 months ago


    I think the film is about the the relationship. It starts with her alone and it ends with them together. The film is their journey to reconnect. Which meant for Kane, who talks about looking to the same stars as his wife, his naïve version had to die. The fire metaphors self destruction. Where the real Lena, who has an affair, kills the naïve version. I think their travel to the lighthouse is Lena's journey to self discovery. We have the one dimensional characters, they all represent her feelings in a marriage. The angry ones, the accepting ones, the ones that want to just complete the journey. All of them in the end are distractions.
    The new version of Kane couldn't live while Lena's naïve version was still alive. When both naïve versions have died, the mutation disappears and the conflict solves itself. Lena's naïve version and Kane's naïve version die together. I think the film is our journey in what it takes to be with a partner that's in the end different. Anyways my words do the film short, there are still many fragments that can fit better into the entire metaphor. Recommend this film to everyone, I had a FUCKING BLAST. Wonderful work

  • Rasssberry Sparkle88
    Rasssberry Sparkle88 9 months ago

    Soooo funny, after she said all that confusing unexplained bullshit, the other actress nodded and said "yeah", like she had really explained something. WTF

  • California Ghost-Hunters
    California Ghost-Hunters 9 months ago +1

    i understand the ending.

  • Watch Geek
    Watch Geek 9 months ago +170

    I LOVED the movie, a true Sci-fi treat, and unbelievably NO SHAKING CAMERA so you can actually see what's going on 👍
    The ONLY stupid decision was the first bear attack. At first I was like "oooh that's smart, sleeping up in the guard tower!" But then for some reason 2 of them decide to keep guard on the ground... EXPOSED... And not only that, but as soon as they hear something tearing thru the fence like it was nothing, instead of moving up to the guard tower, MORE of them COME DOWN, I mean come on, I wanted to run up those stairs of how scared I was of a potential creature coming my way!!

    • Max Otto
      Max Otto 3 months ago +1

      Watch Geek
      But all the characters are self destructive. They aren’t running away from their demise

    • OG
      OG 3 months ago

      I KNOW *RIGHT?!*

    • chobopanda
      chobopanda 5 months ago +3

      agreed. you'd think going "on watch" would mean staying in a high place where you can see stuff and not trying to draw attention to yourself by turning on lights in the dark.
      not only does light attract, but standing next to it will cause your eyes to adjust to it (meaning you aren't going to be seeing ANYTHING outside of your bubble of light)

    • Not Important
      Not Important 7 months ago +2

      yeah, that bothered the fuck out of me... how the hell do you have the high ground advantage and instead...fuck it... let's hang out in the weeds... nevermind that we couldn't see the crocodile that attacked us IN DAYLIGHT... i'm sure it's ok at night when we can't see even more
      i was so angry at the movie for insulting my intelligence with that... lazy fucking writing... if you can't move the plot along legitimately DON'T MAKE THE MOVIE

    • jeremy manchur
      jeremy manchur 7 months ago +1

      Oh theirs a loud noise down in the field. Let’s climb down and check it out in a place where nobody comes back

  • Spladam
    Spladam 9 months ago

    Booooooooooo!!!!!! We leave it up to you to decide and interpret, because we're LAZY AS SHIT AND THAT'S ARTISTIC. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Spladam
      Spladam 9 months ago +1

      Yep, the ending is the hardest part, it's the part you worry about letting down the audience or not. This is the easy way out of that.

    • anthony hoang
      anthony hoang 9 months ago +1

      Can't agree with u more. Only lazy or non-talent "artist" "leave it up to you to decide and interprete". Some "artist" just have some ideas and make a story about it, but have no clue how to conclude the story. Hence... leave it up to the audience. What a load of crAb!

  • Cj Asa
    Cj Asa 9 months ago

    She's not the real Natalie Portman!

  • Owen Ltd
    Owen Ltd 9 months ago

    Good movie

  • Gareth Griffiths
    Gareth Griffiths 9 months ago

    The movie is about cancer hence the title. The two clones at the end represents surviving cancer cells after a major operation to remove a tumor

  • mario figueroa
    mario figueroa 9 months ago

    this movie is about lucifer coming down from heaven to change creation by altering dna thats why he is in a lighthouse cause he is a angel of light lucifer means light bearer luci means light in in latin

  • André Cayatte
    André Cayatte 9 months ago

    pfffff....parvoice, nem elas sabem masé o que fizeram...filme sem sentido, se n fizerem o 2 para explicar tudo este filme foi uma merda....

  • Josh Rodriguez
    Josh Rodriguez 10 months ago

    What people need to understand about this movie is that it's NOTHING like the book, and that's why it's SO BRILLIANT! Yes, the concept of the book is there, but I'd say maybe about 15%of the actual book content made it into the film. When I saw the movie, at the end I thought: "NOW YOU'RE GONNA PUT THIS IN THERE...?" I just had this feeling of everything being left and right and up and down. I can't even describe how complicated this film is. The ending is the beginning of the book, and the ending of the book simply never happened. Lena, or THE BIOLOGIST, never returned home to her husband in Annihilation. And this Alien thing... is not an alien, but something so much more complex than life itself. I'm rambling now haha It's just SO BEAUTIFULLY made into its own film with a few hints of the book here and there.

  • terrasprite
    terrasprite 10 months ago

    Certainly material for a sequel, even though the interpretations of this film give us enough satisfaction. However, there is no way the research centre wouldn't have tested and tracked Kane's and Lena's DNA, blood cells etc and noted the change. Researchers would have had their own hypotheses on what may have happened too. Further, Kane and Lena were in an isolation ward in the last scene so there is reason to suggest the research centre is not done with them yet. I just hope any sequel doesn't go the way of Species 2.

  • xKiSuGix
    xKiSuGix 10 months ago

    I believe this movie was about ANNIHILATION of an alien species which escaped to a different planet (Earth) to start a new life. The sphere (The Shimmer) was it's own environment to survive but unwillingly the sphere changed every DNA within it. In the end it tried to escape the sphere in a new form and this is why Kane let it escape. Lena however wanted to survive and escaped herself, but with changed DNA by the sphere. So in other words Kane was an original alien copy and Lena was just somekind of hybrid (more mixed the closer she came in touch with the alien in the lighthouse).
    So right now she could possibly even give birth to an alien baby with Kane, because her DNA has changed.
    The only missing detail is why Kane suffered outside the sphere and suddenly it stopped after the sphere got destroyed/disappeared?

  • fikaso
    fikaso 10 months ago

    Ego. What you resist persists. Everything as one. I am, you are. Choice.

  • RoodoLFF
    RoodoLFF 10 months ago

    Клёвый свитер, видать за дорого искусственно закашлаченный.

  • Ted Baroody
    Ted Baroody 10 months ago +2

    The movie is about undead bears spawned from assimilated chaos thriving to conquer earthly dominions. Nothing more. Nothing less. "Heeellpppp meeeee!"

  • Brittany Edwards
    Brittany Edwards 10 months ago

    I like this movie

  • Duda Saints
    Duda Saints 10 months ago

    Review of Annihilation (2018🌱🐉🍃) by Brilliant Director Alex Garland (Ex-Machina) A "A Psychedelic Allegory of Human Tragedy"
    Another pessimistic thriller and at same time a grim warning for a Civilization that seems increasingly distanced from the conditions that have guaranteed the success of humanity's journey for thousands of years to the present day such as: empathy, solidarity, cooperation and, fundamentally, a sense of unity with nature and the universe based on shamanic spiritual practices.
    In Annihilation, the Director Alex Garland once more distills all his pessimism against us, humanity, and makes use of several resources to validate his version of the original book: first through a kind of "ecological rebellion" where nature literally decides to "annihilate" the “cancer " of the earth (the human race) through both by a complex botanical-genetic reconfiguration and by triggering a dramatic DNA mutation processes which affected all other living things around and by doing it, tries to reconfigure the whole planet.
    Garland´s version is a dramatic interpretation of the famous Gaia hypothesis (by James Lovelock, 1979), which claimed that the earth is a "self-regulating" living being, with fever, caused by the frantic industrial and urban activity of mankind in last 700 years and, therefore, it is about to expel these undesirable beings ...
    On the other hand, It is also an interesting approach to the profound "transformation" that happens with those who experience an authentic psychedelic journey (references to mushrooms, fungi and mycelia are everywhere in the movie) and once on the other side "would come across a totally different "environment" from the so called "real " world of language, culture and ideology built by human beings in the last 10,000 years to support the male centric, dominator civilization ...
    It is important to mention the hypothesis advocated by the psychedelic philosophy on the dissolution of ego-delusions, on the rationalizing dimension of the human psyche which underpins the culture of civilization. Such approach appears in the final scene in which Natalie Portman´s character (after an induced psychedelic trip in the interior of the magical tower) wages a desperate struggle against his own "other" (her ego) to immediately fall back on what it means to become aware of things and become a conscious being ...
    Such dissimulated posture of the protagonist, now “self-conscious” manifests itself throughout the film, in the cold interrogation carried out by various narrow minded scientists and their useless technological machines, unable to understand what happened (or is happening!) on the other side of the shimmer without understanding that , as Natalie's character, in order to get into the swings of things, they also would have to go through the experience of crossing the boundaries of the language / culture / ideology of the so-called "human reality" (the psychedelic experience itself).
    That would be a sine qua non condition for "understanding" the truth that Nature (through its own "alchemical" language) has been trying to tell us for centuries and the stoned hunter-gathered humanity that lived at 12000BC knew very well: that the transition to agriculture and its tragic corollary, the alpha dominant Technological Civilization, is an evolutionary misfortune, ultimately an error, an unwanted mutation that transformed those special primates into blind, belligerent, misguided and deluded beings with their alleged superior technological civilization and for that very reason, destined to self-annihilation.

  • simmsquee
    simmsquee 10 months ago

    I think a question people should ask themselves is if it really matters by the end if the surviving Lena is the original one or not, aren't they both the "real" and "fake" one either way?

  • Alfamari
    Alfamari 10 months ago

    Complete and utter click bait, the ending is never explained and the guy even says himself at 2:07, "we don't want to give away too many spoilers". Everyone who is here should have already seen the entire film and therefore cannot be spoiled because the title of the video is "an explanation of the ending"! Anyone who hasn't seen the film shouldn't be here because the title of the video claims that there will be spoilers, and then you refuse to give them. Click bait to a tee. If your here you've seen the film and want spoilers/explanations, if you aren't here you don't want them. You bait us in with the title and switch it with something we don't want to see. The title should be "Cast of Annihilation explains their feelings of the movie", has absolutely nothing to do with the ending and you even admit to refusing to giving it to us even though thats what the entire video should be about hence the title.

  • Jovanny DC
    Jovanny DC 10 months ago

    Didnt like the movie, to vague & the cliff hanging movies are always the worst..

  • Kronn
    Kronn 10 months ago

    authors be like: this film make no sense. i was just on acid writing it.

  • Oliver Von arx
    Oliver Von arx 10 months ago

    “FRACTAL TRANSFORMATION” would be a more fitting title to this movie. Because the alien ‘organism’ doesn’t (want to) destroy anything - it simply exists.

  • psilo cybin
    psilo cybin 10 months ago

    I need more drugs to self destruct and scramble with my fleshlight.. I mean date! Awesome interpretations by the cast.

  • Central Scrutinizer
    Central Scrutinizer 10 months ago

    .............How did Natalie Portman skirt every pedo in the ocean of pedos that we we call Hollywood? She doesn't seem to have any stories to tell....but she has had a constant supply of work................hmmmm.

  • Murdoc Sicàrio
    Murdoc Sicàrio 10 months ago

    after seeing the movie you understand why she says "echoes"

  • MrKushSmoke
    MrKushSmoke 10 months ago

    I think it was the Russians

  • pulp fiction
    pulp fiction 10 months ago +2

    Bear scene didnt let me sleep👀. It was scary

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  • gus dupree
    gus dupree 10 months ago

    Horseshit , the last ten years or so directors, writers ,simply don't have an ending

  • samantha ferrell
    samantha ferrell 10 months ago

    Anyone ever heard Natalie Portman rap its awesome she could be the next gangsta rapper

  • Shartika Wright
    Shartika Wright 10 months ago +5

    Gina had me shook when she turnt up in the movie bugging out. I stopped smoking because I felt she was messing with my mind making me feel like her. Paranoid. Great acting.🙌🏾 I passed the blunt & told my friend to smoke the rest up I’m good. 😩😂

  • Dylan H
    Dylan H 10 months ago

    Chris (After the interview): Uhhh... uhh .... Do you girls really know what you are talking about?
    Natalie, Jen Jason Leigh, Tessa, Gina: Ah.. um... No !

  • Lex352
    Lex352 10 months ago

    It’s a play on our ego in terms of its ties to reality....but for the movie, she comes back different, but also the same....her ego wants to identify as the same person, but her being encompasses her experience (referring to the explanation the physicist gave of the area and its effects)

  • Chrissy Forever
    Chrissy Forever 10 months ago +76

    Could someone explain the ending a little better. I thought Lena came out the lighthouse as herself . Then when she gets with Kane and they hug 🤔 her eyes changed.

    • newdefsys
      newdefsys 16 days ago

      Lena checked her blood and found that when her cells divide, the new cell was a shimmer cell. It takes about ten years for all cells in the body to be fully replaced, (except for bone, heart and brain cells). So, it was mostly Lena that came out of the shimmer, but, with an active alien mutation occurring to her body. However, it's doubtful that the Southern Reach wouldn't let Lena go without a blood sample and they would know she was mutating and would never allow her to leave, her or Kane.
      But, that might be for the sequel, if they make one.

    • ateCheca
      ateCheca 2 months ago

      +eleskimo O M G. That quote reference from Ventress is EVERYTHING! It did not even cross my mind!

    • Scott McLennan
      Scott McLennan 3 months ago

      How does lena get to the beach suddenly. Maybe she is a clone unaware of being a clone.
      Or her dna was scrambled with the entity

    • Nicholas W.M.
      Nicholas W.M. 3 months ago

      She was altered by it, remember it was in her DNA

    • Max Otto
      Max Otto 3 months ago

      NRA Jesus
      No, definitely not. That doesn’t make any logical sense considering the meaning of the film