Author Topic: Annihilation  (Read 207 times)

Bondo

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Re: Annihilation
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 11:36:20 PM »
I don't know that the film as a whole is rising in my esteem because I'm still not sure how well the film actually carries the self-destruction theme but I have been thinking more about it. I imagine the distortions in the Shimmer ultimately represent the way our mental illness can bend our perception of reality, setting the table for our self-destruction. Certainly resonates for me having sometimes experienced those little voices in your head that basically go "A is going badly so sabotage B so that everything is going badly and you can commit fully to failure." Or maybe that's just me.