Annihilation a biologist’s husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into. But does not find what she’s expecting he expedition team.
The group enters the Shimmer, and Lena features a brief vision of her affair together with her co-worker Dan. When the group awakes, they find their communication system doesn’t function and that they haven’t any idea where they’re . They conclude that three to four days had already passed since they entered
But they are doing not remember anything after entering the Shimmer. They encounter unusually mutated plants and animals. Josie is attacked by an albino alligator with many rows of shark-like teeth. At an abandoned military base, the group finds a video message from Kane’s previous expedition. It shows Kane employing a knife to chop open the abdomen of another soldier to reveal his slithering intestines.
The group finds the soldier’s corpse, which has became an overgrown colony of lichens. At night, the bottom is attacked by a mutant bear. That drags Cass away, and Lena later finds her mutilated body. Within an abandoned village, Josie studies plants that have taken on a human-like form, and theorizes
That the Shimmer functions as a prism for DNA, distorting and reworking everything that falls within its boundaries. Including the expedition members’ own bodies. Anya, overcome with paranoia after watching her fingerprints change. Disarms the opposite members and ties them to chairs, and accuses Lena of murdering Cass. The bear returns and lures Anya away by emitting a cry out for help in Cass’ voice.
The bear kills Anya, while Josie manages to free herself and shoots the bear. Ventress leaves the group and heads for the lighthouse, the middle of the Shimmer. Subsequent morning, Josie convinces Lena she is true about the refractions within the Shimmer. Lena comments that she checked her blood the previous night which the Shimmer is in her.
Ventress wants to face it, because she has cancer and has nothing to lose. Lena wants to fight it because it took her husband. Whom she now believes accepted the martyr operation into Area X because she cheated on him together with her coworker. Josie walks away, with Lena calling after her. Josie believes Cass’ dying mind was “refracted” into the bear. Allows herself to “refract” into a human-shaped plant to avoid an identical fate.
Lena follows Ventress to the lighthouse, where she discovers Kane’s remains and a videotape. Within the footage, Kane commits suicide with an incendiary grenade, but after the explosion, a doppelgänger of Kane appears. Lena descends into the opening created by the meteor and finds Ventress. Who tells her the forces at work will spread to encompass everything.
Ventress disintegrates into a glowing nebulous structure. That absorbs a drop of blood from Lena’s face and creates a humanoid entity. That mimics nearly all of Lena’s motions and eventually transforms. Into a uniform copy of her that begins copying her thinking. Lena exploits its mimicking behavior by having. It copy her suicidal self-destructiveness before setting a lively phosphorus grenade in its hands and fleeing.
The creature makes no plan to follow because it is about ablaze by the grenade. The creature affectionately touches Kane’s burned body before crawling back to the opening and igniting the core of the lighthouse. Flames fully engulf the lighthouse, the varied constructs within the area collapse, and therefore the Shimmer fades away.