Yes I did swear never to return to the local multiplex, but now it has reserved seating for all screens, and after a trying week I felt like going out to sit in the dark with the public and see something ridiculous. Annihilation was just the ticket: slow to develop, growing more freaky. Despite being about something alien its subtext was human, like a relationship anxiety dream transmogrified... or a soap opera episide on mushrooms. It wasn't quite as good a movie as it pretended, and it seemed like they had spliced out parts of the story, but at least it took risks.

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