ANNIHILATION (2018) Ending Explained + Anaylsis


Darragh Montgomery
Darragh Montgomery

Maybe it's because I haven't got a good look at the tattoo itself, but: A snake eating itself isn't a symbol of self destruction, it's a symbol of infinity or eternity.

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Smitty
Smitty

i was impressed with this movie. cos at first it looked quite rando😂

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Lord of the hats
Lord of the hats

HOWARD THE ALIEN

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Mickey McLane
Mickey McLane

Please don't explain the movie in its entirety. Just wanted the ending explained Jack ass

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Smitty
Smitty

u uneducated fool. the title said ending AND analysis. get over it

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Dirty Di4per
Dirty Di4per

You may have made a mistake... she doesn't think she owes him because( he found out about the affair) she thinks she owes him because she "thought" he was dead and gone. And she finds out he "wasn't " after she fucked someone else trying to get over him. ! Duh lol. It's kind of like the movie pearl harbor. But it get hella crazier! W aliens

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henchmen999
henchmen999

Isn't this movie's plot the same one as that old cartoon "Spiral Zone"?

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Mr. Aeey
Mr. Aeey

Give it AIDS

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Stefan Gabor
Stefan Gabor

Adam and Lilith. The story tells how we have become or developed in today's form many years ago.

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Miffed Max
Miffed Max

How are tattoos DNA? I mean I understand this whole "every cell becomes entwined" thing but how the hell does that make a tattoo?!

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nyinyi Min
nyinyi Min

Nuke it

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Martin Axe
Martin Axe

Jeez dude, do you have to yell the whole video?

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Breadbin Urie
Breadbin Urie

This movie fucking confused me to all hell but for some reason I liked it

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mrkillionairy7
mrkillionairy7

Does anyone else realize that this entity was like a sentient yet soulless fractal? I would like to hear a breakdown on this beings conscious awareness. No one seems to be asking those kind of questions. Was it even living or could it have been an unconscious, non-sentient force replicating and mimicking everything it came into contact with, thus giving the illusion that it was alive?

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Nogi Nogi
Nogi Nogi

Thot

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Singerj199
Singerj199

Not gonna lie that movie confused me at the end but also scared the living dogshit out of me

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Cole Huntley
Cole Huntley

I never really bothered to look at the background, but now that I have I have a question. How long did it take to get that many movies?

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The Dude
The Dude

You read that title wrong

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Oliver Harrison
Oliver Harrison

I understand now !

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Calvin Hester
Calvin Hester

In the end I figured since the shimmer had never encountered something as destructive as fire, that it tried to absorb and mutate the fire but could not control its destructive properties and ended up destroying itself in the process. This makes sense how a simple grenade could destroy something as alive as the shimmer. And since no one's mission was to try and destroy the shimmer it wouldn't have been thought of until her character tried to escape.

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James Johnson
James Johnson

It's worth noting that the snake tattoo was not Anya's, but it belonged to the soldier that had his stomach cut open. In the scene where he is grown into the side of the pool you can see it on his arm.

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katyushof the Dutch german gopnik
katyushof the Dutch german gopnik

Bear is scp 939 with many voices

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Marc Aurelius
Marc Aurelius

The tattoo on Lena's arm is called the Ouroboros. It is not a symbol of self destruction, but one or rebirth. Similar to the Phoenix, it represents destruction and creation as part of the infinite cycle in existence. That is very appropriate to the meaning behind this movie and the nature of the shimmer.

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Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ

The eerie loud music playing sounded like a train.

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Sean Lemoine
Sean Lemoine

How did this video get 2M views? Its awful. It's just a retelling of the movie. No analysis. The one thing it did say (water mutating) was totally wrong. Its surface tension. Apparently this guy also doesn't understand basic physics. Believe point of water shot was to mirror shot when Kane drank water, and their was blood in it. If you want better video explanation check out Alt X you tube channel. Their video is immensely better than this steaming pile.

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Francisco Duran
Francisco Duran

why arent more people saying it was just a stupid movie???? just plain and simple,it was stupid.Not a thinking persons movie a stupid one with just special effects images to look at,,,nothing more....

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pika pika
pika pika

Dude the bear is scary as hell

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Alecoo 88
Alecoo 88

Hmmm why don’t the drive quads in there or jeeps or tanks and get there quicker with more people if u see the bear light it up with a mounted turret or get a osprey fly it above drop down along with some tanks

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coolboyyo654
coolboyyo654

Nitpick but it was a phosphorus grenade, not a flash grenade. Flash grenades are the ones that do the big white flash to blind you, phosphorus is more like fire and burns.

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culex69
culex69

You know a movie is confusing when it needs an explanation video.

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bizzleblue38
bizzleblue38

A lot of this reminded me of The Last of Us. How the Shimmer took over peoples entity and changed them into something entirely different. The overgrowth of buildings by plants due to abandonment. The alien being destroying the everything around it and growing inside animals and humans. Cool

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BrandonFleming
BrandonFleming

this all seems kinda SCP like

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Ellie C
Ellie C

This movie was dope. The bear scene fucked me up 😩😩😩

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Daniel M
Daniel M

Josie stated the entity/mutation absorbs some part of your mind, like when the bear killed Sheppard. My theory in the end for Lena's clone is it absorbed her mind/thoughts to destroy. After her clone lights up on fire from the grenade, her clone touches what is left of the real Kane and then makes it's way into the hole where the main source is, to destroy it. Also, I think Kane's clone made it's way to their home due to the real Kane's possible final thoughts were his desire to come back home.

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Thor Velasco
Thor Velasco

It's a cerebral version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Cloud Atlas with The Fountain

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warriorpoet
warriorpoet

I think it was a story that was more about the emotions of relationships. The changes that occur within us when we betray others or ourselves, the way that we can never go back to what was but must always deal with what is now. After the cheating in the relationship, a part of the husband was destroyed and in order to forgive he had to let a part of himself die. In order for her to forgive herself she had to struggle with and kill the betraying part of her. Just feels like it was hitting that kind of material more than the stuff you were talking about. To me, anyway.

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J Smith
J Smith

Great video and analysis - I think you explained it perfectly.

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spider161
spider161

Nothing is explained, this is just a guy talking about whats happening on screen lmao what a shit video.

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Mark Kramer
Mark Kramer

This was easily one one the best films of the year

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Anthony Hughes
Anthony Hughes

Solid analysis. Thank you

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Gavin Stewart
Gavin Stewart

yeah i have one question...............................................WHAT

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Robo Chop
Robo Chop

They probably should've nuked the shimmer

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Ethan Moses
Ethan Moses

*?*

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Elite Ninja
Elite Ninja

The shimmer? More like the zone in fortnite.

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Mad Wurst
Mad Wurst

Thats some Lovecraftian Shit

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Miguel Contreras
Miguel Contreras

Is this Fortnite save the world?

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Joseph Lamicella
Joseph Lamicella

This movie was amazing

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guhtz
guhtz

This movie is probably up on my fav horror movie list right next to the Thing

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Jon Heimsjø
Jon Heimsjø

It's Manbearpig, thank'ye very much.

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Aquicha
Aquicha

I am quite sure the snake represent an eternal loop, or just eternity.

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Mr Squiggles
Mr Squiggles

This movie could be taken as a prequel to the mutants in the x men

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I Am Phish
I Am Phish

Plot twist its Howard the Alien.

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Rene Hernandez
Rene Hernandez

Why am I still watching this its been 25 hr Rene.

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Eden erpelding
Eden erpelding

*when did the water she drank "instantly mutate"*

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Jenniffer Westwood
Jenniffer Westwood

Are you always YELLING or are you reading from something typed with CAPLOCKS ON????

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Jäger the Spawn peeker
Jäger the Spawn peeker

Is that Howard the alien I see

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joy jones
joy jones

id rather watch a short awesome interpretation, than a 2.5 hr movie, thank yous.

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Matthew Fissenden
Matthew Fissenden

One of the army guys has the same tattoo. Not Kane but in his unit, so that part goes even beyond Anya.

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tim me
tim me

hope movies just arnt a buncha human metaphor junk now, hope this is just a creature from a higher dimension...

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Vitamin Ex
Vitamin Ex

There are a few things I think you got wrong. The book covers some of these in greater detail. #1. Ventress didn't go in because she thought something inside would help her, she went inside because she knew she had cancer and was going to die anyway, so taking a suicide mission was fine. #2. Anya's tattoo doesn't resemble "self-destruction", it resembles an infinite life cycle. The snake is in a figure 8 and it's chasing its tail. If you watch a snake do that in real life, you'll be there forever. #3. Before they passed through the shimmer, Ventress put all of them into hypnosis, this is the reason they don't remember setting up camp. The fact that Ventress didn't pull them out of hypnosis for 3 days is the clue you missed. #4. Time doesn't power a compass. #5. Things in Area X aren't evolving, they're mixing. The moment they walk in and noticed the growths on the walls they comment that it looks "malignant" which was a reference to the cancer Ventress has. When they walked into the shimmer, all their cells began mixing with everything else. This is also why Lena gains the tattoo from Anya, or why the bear can talk, or why people became plants, or how the animals have plants growing from their bodies. The cells of every living creature in the area are bounced around the entire area mixing with everything and vice-versa. #6. When Lena finds the source of the shimmer and her blood mixes with it, it creates a copy of her. The copy wasn't learning from Lena just because it copied her movements, it IS Lena, it knows everything she knows and moves like her because they share the same brain and knows how she will move. Even when their backs are to each other they move the same. If the copy was learning from her, how can it predict her movement while blind? #7. The water wasn't mutating.

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Monroville
Monroville

Here is my explanation: The Shimmer is a "first contact" device sent from an alien race to colonize other worlds, but with a caveat: if there is intelligent life, it will cease it's function from "covert and destroy" to "communicate and infuse". I say this due to how slow the Shimmer moves. As it does, it converts everything into a hybrid mixture of all life it comes into contact with, as well as alien elements it brings with itself.. ie, imagine an alien race that cannot communicate verbally, but chemically. Like a mother eating strange foods while pregnant, it is if the Shimmer is "tasting" the environment and learning about it's surroundings through various molecular interactions and permutations (what fits with what, and what does _not_ fit). This explains why various teams (over the past 3 years of the Shimmer's existence) are relatively small, and are always variations of human team members (all military, all young, all old, all scientists, all pizza guys, etc).. because maybe some of the humans in command are figuring out the concept of "communication through genetics/chemical reaction" by seeing how the Shimmer reacts to various forms of contact with specific groups of humans is the key to understanding/stopping the spread of the Shimmer. It would also explain why those with little military experience, but high education, are being chosen for these teams, as maybe one loses to the Shimmer if they lose their will to get to the target point, being the Lighthouse. Maybe the Shimmer considers those who become violent/aggressive to be threats, which is why creatures like ManBearPig, the albino alligator and the Pool Spore were created - those who start to go mad from "the colour from space" are attacked with the equivalent of a white blood cell or anti-body, to purge the Shimmer from a mental/genetic infection. Notice that those humans who lose their minds but in a more peaceful way become a peaceful part of the environment (the human flowers and shrubs). By the end, the only ones who make it are the ones who retain their mental stability/strength/force of will, which is why the Shimmer lets them into the Lighthouse and underneath, where the mind of the Shimmer is located. Lena ultimate succeeds where her husband Kane failed because she is able to face her reflection in a peaceful way (she realizes that to fight it will just reflect her force against herself, so she has to outwit/control her reflection to leave). Maybe she realizes her DNA is merged with the DNA from the Shimmer (First Contact), which is why she is _allowed_ to leave. It would also explain why the Lighthouse burns so quickly, as the Shimmer is deactivated: the mission is accomplished (either transformation of the world or first contact). If there was no true intelligent life on the Earth (or target planet), the Shimmer would (for lack of a better word) Extra-terraform that world into the one it came from.. yet it moves slow enough that if there IS intelligent life, they have plenty of time to interact and figure out a way to communicate. If First Contact is achieved (one retains their MIND over their ANIMAL INSTINCTS), they meld with the mind of the Shimmer, and the Process of conversion *extra-terraformation) is halted, whereupon in this case, emmisaries in the form of a converted Kane and Lena will act as the intermediary between the homo sapien species and the species from whatever alien world the Shimmer came from, now that you literally have a hybrid that is an equal mix of the two. Or as someone else has put it:: it's Adam and Eve meets 2001.

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Cornelius Asmerom
Cornelius Asmerom

same

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Maxwell Torres
Maxwell Torres

Didn't explain shit

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john makos
john makos

It was horrible! Time is limited, you can always make another dollar but you can never make another hour. And God I would love the time I spent watching this back please.

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Cody Pearson
Cody Pearson

Ya can’t even finish this video that’s how annoying you are omg like learn how to speak I literally left this video because I can’t stand to hear you speak

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Cody Pearson
Cody Pearson

Man why are you yelling like holy shit I have a hard time listening to you speak like normal human being like holy

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Justin Green
Justin Green

That bear scene is going to go down as one of the scariest things on film!

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Azims Lives
Azims Lives

What he talk like that

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Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo

You have a great insight and attention to appropriate, and also relevant, detail when making your videos. Having said that. You talk exclusively in run on sentences with the inflection of an insane person. It’s like your brain is screaming “can you taaaaaake meeeeeee hiiiiiigherrrrrr” to your vocal chords and somehow yes your voice does in fact keep getting simultaneously higher in pitch and continue to phrase statements as questions. I do like the video, you’re a smart dude. But holy shit.

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NateBeats
NateBeats

The first woman didn't have to die they could have just stayed in the watchtower and ventris is stupid for turning on that light obviously it will attract animals🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

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Golf Bear
Golf Bear

Okay movie...Getting sick of the black male white female affair in nearly every movie.

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Nisha Rahaman
Nisha Rahaman

But then what about the soul how will the soul mutate?

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Henry Minis
Henry Minis

The tattoo I think is especially interesting because you also see it on Kane as well as his fellow soldier whose stomach he cuts open (where I think it originated from)

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Curt Popejoy
Curt Popejoy

Glad someone else said it was the original Lena who came back. Saw too many theories it wasn't but that makes no sense.

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travis flack
travis flack

I wish you wouldn't shout at me

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Zach Hall
Zach Hall

This made the movie way better for me. Thanks dude!

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Tommy Guns
Tommy Guns

Should've just fire bombed it ether napalm and radiation since it seems like a cancerous cell and if that didnt work take the time you have left to make space craft and leave earth which is seemingly more possible with Tesla making leaps and bounds in technology as well as the development of the space force is United states our already technological superior air force and soldiers as a whole. No one spends as much as we do on our nation's defense it's like a impenetrable dome so we are safe

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István Baráth
István Baráth

We all know, that the "Southern Reach" is the fucking SCP Organization...... Right?

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TheVerucAssault
TheVerucAssault

I think the Kane that killed himself was a clone. He had a southern twang that wasn't present in any other scene in the movie. So basically he was changed just like Lena and also like Lena, made it out. Maybe that was the purpose; so they would again find each other and procreate a hybrid human shimmer child. Maybe they were biologically the perfect hosts for their simbiotes, making this the end of Venom.

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Issac Bbboooyyy
Issac Bbboooyyy

Pause the video go to 18:12 look at the left in the light. You can see a silhouette of a human. WHO IS THAT?

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Shelby C
Shelby C

Issac Bbboooyyy it’s Lena. Ventress has her back to her in that shot.

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babybobo1231
babybobo1231

Its not another dimension.

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zeng22
zeng22

cancer cells are immortal

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nimox57
nimox57

Why couldn’t the air force just bomb the shit out of the light house? Lol

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SKGamer
SKGamer

Its not a flash grenade! Its a f'king white phosphorous grenade. And water can't mutate, its not made up of cells.

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Steven R.
Steven R.

Is this the 1st time that The Shimmer appeared on Earth... What if this is how life began...

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Cecilie Lovise
Cecilie Lovise

Lena actually outsmarts the mimic version, if you think about it. The alien mimic Lenas movements the entire first encounter and Lena figure this out and makes it selfdestruct by taking the grande. She uses its own flaw against it and in the end it annihilates itsself.

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Dirty Duck
Dirty Duck

The way you talk is so hard to listen to... You SHOUT every last word and exclaim them like you're trying to keep the attention of little four years old kids

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Solomon Riccio
Solomon Riccio

i thought the ending metallic dude was C3PO 😂

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black lantern 2014
black lantern 2014

🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Samuel Geyman
Samuel Geyman

The grenade was a phosphorus grenade. White phosphorus is pyrophoric which means it is self igniting. Since the Shimmer refracts with all other cellular structures when it came into contact with the phosphate it began to also become self igniting and then spread this property across the shimmers boundaries.

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Code Elite
Code Elite

Just goes to show that we dont know shit when it comes to the ultimate level of creation. Unfathomable truth is here, we're just kept in the dark about it. Maybe we will learn the truth somehow in some way.

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PowWow Ken
PowWow Ken

That.... didn't explain or even really analyze anything, you just recapped the movie :/

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King OfKings
King OfKings

the bear part fucked me up good

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Jake Dragonfire
Jake Dragonfire

The soldier with the mutated guts had the snake tattoo as well, prior to their arrival.

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scabash
scabash

The movie was great besides the backstory sex scenes from Padme, those bits were unnecessary and boring as hell.

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TheOneAndOnlySame
TheOneAndOnlySame

4:25 this part about all male vs all female (+ extra lesbian) crew makes absolutely zero sense and the movie never ever hints to a sensible explanation fo0r this except "muh feminism!!". More socialjustixploitation? Ah, and yes, the lead female cucking her man with a black guy lol excellent ! 18:40 the "water is mutating" ..what?!

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Seyto Lichtbringer
Seyto Lichtbringer

the last time i checked tattoos aren't coded in your dna.. but maybe the shimmers effect are even weirder changing or coping the carbon atoms at that place

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atgblue1
atgblue1

They couldn't skydive into the lighthouse because the shimmer isnt just a ground thing, its in the air as well. It didnt have to go through their boots to affect them, just being within the zone was enough. So planes, etc would be affected to. The hobbits couldnt just use the eagles to get to mordor because the eagles are a race of their own, and chose not to get involved as much, kinda like the elves wanted to stay out of it. Until the end and at choice times throughout of course. Now harry potter, thats got some serious plot holes. Turning medallions to go back in time, but not able to kill voldemort in the past?

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All Seer
All Seer

The movie is a metaphor for cancer

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jammy dodger
jammy dodger

the end 'BOSS FIGHT' 'Howard The Alien has appeared

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jammy dodger
jammy dodger

she enters the area 'You Have Entered Area Y'

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Angry Goblin
Angry Goblin

Annihilation was one of the best sci-fi movies I've seen in my life, until the ending. It felt really dumb and simple to destroy something like the Shimmer with a phosphor grenade. Don't understand it? No problem, kill it with fire! And I think it's just impossible that the Shimmer has never come in conduct with fire before. It expanded on a previously human populated area and there were troops going in, firing guns, smoking and probably having bonfires. It's just lame. I didn't like the part where they both ended up being "agents" of the Shimmer in the end, I've seen that cliche in a myriad sci-fi movies, it's not a plot twist anymore, it's what I expect to happen... Overall, stellar movie with absolutely beautiful visuals except it should have ended 20 minutes sooner than it did. The ending really spoils it for me.

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