If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.
Isn’t it plausible that present attitudes towards women combined with rapid technological
advances as shown in EX MACHINA could be the “before” of some apocalyptic event that leads to
the “after” world of MAD MAX where the inhabitants have been brainwashed to believe they have
no responsibility for the apocalypse and healthy, fertile women are held as breeding slaves by a
tyrant who controls what scarce natural resources are left?