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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson View All


Alex Garland (Director), Alex Garland (Screenplay) View All

Release: Feb. 22nd, 2018
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
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Garland explained his disappointment with the decision as he believes the film should be seen on the big screen as he intended it to be.
Citizen Rules
Right before being sent into the shimmer zone where they most likely will die, the team has beers and laughs, only in a Hollywood film would such an inane scene be included.
However, this may also be seen as a fault, because it's apparent after the first half of the movie that visuals were taken into account much more than character, especially considering that the film traded decent explanation of the fates of a couple characters for visual spectacle, leading to an anti-climactic battle at the end.