Annihilation is a movie that quite honestly, I'm surprised hasn't been more polarizing with critics. Generally even if they have qualms with it (as I do), there is an agreement that it's a good movie (which I also agree with). I would expect however, that a film that takes the kind of risks that Annihilation does would fall flat with more critics than it does. Risks are something however, that I respect, and here I think that the risks that are taken pay off, even if the overall product isn't quite the sum of it's parts. This is both a weaker, yet more ambitious project for Alex Garland, and though I think it has several technical issues, I believe as a whole it's a film that was worth seeing, and a film that was worth making and fighting for by Garland.