ANNIHILATION (2018) Ending Explained + Anaylsis

Ending Explained + in depth Analysis of ANNIHILATION, the new sci-fi film from Alex Garland (Ex-Machina, Dredd). Learn about the shimmer's properties, the themes of the film, and what the ending means.
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  • Hold the fucking phone....... did he say fucking tummy, in the part with the guys intestines where worms inside his body....... so graphic and gross then he says tummy?!!!

    Yeet BoiYeet BoiIl y a 45 minutes
  • Shut Up ao awol

    Vivi QuVivi QuIl y a heure
  • That Dimension sounds like the cancerverse

    stealthboy316stealthboy316Il y a 7 heures
  • Everyone missed the point - it's Poe Dameron and Padme Amidala so obviously its a soft Star Wars reboot. Duh.

    Jon SnowJon SnowIl y a 7 heures
  • I watched it again. Seriously, a breathtakingly beautiful and impressive trip of a movie. Shame is all a nice shape, no content worth mentioning.

    jotabeas22jotabeas22Il y a 8 heures
  • This guy looks like if shaggy went to rehab and got off the scooby-snacks

    D.r FlashD.r FlashIl y a 18 heures
  • How could u dislike this😭 it’s literally just in depth spoilers

    Javar YoungJavar YoungIl y a jour
  • So basically SCP 682 was born in or is the shimmer

    Richard KeoghRichard KeoghIl y a jour
  • They need a part 2 for this craziness

    El SluggoEl SluggoIl y a jour
  • but why wasnt she turning into a plant.. why were they standing in a field holding hands in plant form? why didnt lena turn into a plant, what makes them get effected at different rates??

    NoOffenseButNoOffenseButIl y a 2 jours
  • I cant believe the ending of the movie when I saw it and now I understand after watching this video 💫 🤯 And why couldn't they just used helicopters just to destroy the lighthouse outside of the shimmer but if the shimmer has gone up then they couldn't have used the helicopters

    supbro 37supbro 37Il y a 2 jours
  • thank you!!!

    Calli CarlisleCalli CarlisleIl y a 2 jours
  • Ok so they could have just flew over it then dropped on the lighthouse. and what about radioactive gear 3 years of people dying could have been easily avoided lmao

    Willy GWilly GIl y a 3 jours
  • It's white phosphorus not a flash grenade

    ShenronShenronIl y a 3 jours
  • 2:40 what the fu** are they trying to say about Florida THATS WHERE I FRICING LIVE AHHHHHHHG *please don’t take that seriously it was a joke*

    gacha NinaInugacha NinaInuIl y a 3 jours
  • It looks like the shimer cells is mutanting the crocodiles DNA and other life forms.

    Ricardo MirandaRicardo MirandaIl y a 3 jours
  • That Alien ship interior was so Gigeresque I was expecting to see Xenomorph eggs. And calling a chararcter Kane too. There's defintely a little nod to Alien in this film.

    mcborge1mcborge1Il y a 4 jours
  • Tbh I thought it meant they will start like some kind of new life , like it was supposed to be like Adam and Eve. Yeah ik I'm late

    Joe VasquezJoe VasquezIl y a 5 jours
  • am i the only one who noticed ‘analysis ‘ was spelt wrong

    Grace AngelicaGrace AngelicaIl y a 5 jours
    • Grace Angelica yo i just noticed that too its been a while since this video was uploaded i would think he would of fixed it by now

      HeyItsMeDaisyHeyItsMeDaisyIl y a 3 jours
  • Holy shit this guys a genius

    Lucid TripLucid TripIl y a 5 jours
  • The BIGGEST problem I have is that all it took was one phosphorous grenade to blow up the entire Shimmer and everything in it?? That and the fact that Kane’s double has a completely different accent to the real Kane yet Lena doesn’t seem to notice.

    Roller GirlRoller GirlIl y a 5 jours
  • Am I the only one that thinks it was the clone that survived and was just telling them a lie, Usual Suspects style?

    Melissa SammottMelissa SammottIl y a 6 jours
  • if the SCP foundation was a movie, this would be a close adaptation.

    Elijah hasnolastnameElijah hasnolastnameIl y a 6 jours
  • This movie was shit.

    Blue JayBlue JayIl y a 6 jours
  • Playing Terraria and entering hardmode,and the hollow spreads

    flapjack Deltoroflapjack DeltoroIl y a 6 jours
  • And the lady with cancer has been there twice (this was the second) her double comes back after this and f*cks everyone up

    JosephJosephIl y a 6 jours
  • I read all the books it’s the double that comes back

    JosephJosephIl y a 6 jours
  • It always seemed to me that area x might be God.

    Penda, Scourge of the ChristiansPenda, Scourge of the ChristiansIl y a 7 jours
  • So area x is God?

    Penda, Scourge of the ChristiansPenda, Scourge of the ChristiansIl y a 7 jours
  • 1:49 either I’m insane or there is a face in the shimmer 2 slits a nose and a wide grin it’s close to the middle and the top Edit holy crap there is so many of them I think they represent the souls of the ones that the shimmer has taken or it could be anything someone get on this

    Mitchell ArmstrongMitchell ArmstrongIl y a 7 jours
  • I personally don't think the clone was trying to replicate the fire. I believe the clone had absorbed enough of Lena that they even shared the same mind at that point. That's why afterwards she touches the ships and the weird vein like structures setting it all ablaze because she knows it must be done. This act further pushes the theme of self destruction. It also explains why she touches the corpse of Kane in an almost consoling manner as she has Lena's memories and therefore cares for Kane. Everything affected by the shimmer is then destroyed except for Lena and Kane for some reason. Perhaps Lena got out before everything was annihilated and anything outside the shimmer manages to survive.

    Bill MarionBill MarionIl y a 7 jours
  • This is the film Ghostbuterusters should have been

    Darshan PhatakDarshan PhatakIl y a 7 jours
  • I know he was going mad but why didn’t Kane just throw the incendiary grenade at his doppelgänger? Dude made it all the way to the lighthouse. Just fucking go for it.

    J HJ HIl y a 8 jours
  • you didn't even analyse anything... you just told us exactly what happens in the film...

    mywerewolf303mywerewolf303Il y a 8 jours
  • This movie is a good example of being convoluted/deep does not make it good

    LinkLinkIl y a 9 jours
  • Idc what anyone says this movie was absolutely beautiful and unique

    0 580 58Il y a 9 jours
    • 0 58 Too creepy and cerebral to be a mainstream success. Too bad.

      Sam HaasSam HaasIl y a 7 jours
  • Nibba bear ate her voice

    Landon BondsLandon BondsIl y a 9 jours
  • 1 word nukes And if not.... Space/Orbital lasers

    MrGamer PlaysMrGamer PlaysIl y a 9 jours
    • That's a horrible idea. The radiation and destructive power of the nukes would get mutated into a horrific entity. As for space lasers, probably the same thing.

      Smol BirdSmol BirdIl y a 8 jours
  • You know the shimmer has a bubble forcefield.

    SCP-500SCP-500Il y a 9 jours
  • The weird noise from this movie legit scares me more than any horror movie

    Mediocre SaladMediocre SaladIl y a 10 jours
  • So, when day breaks (scp 001)

    lilrex88 T.lilrex88 T.Il y a 10 jours
  • Its like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but not any good.

    Logan JaynesLogan JaynesIl y a 10 jours
    • Logan Jaynes It’s like STALKER and its good.

      Torchy BrownTorchy BrownIl y a 7 jours
  • 20:00 Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills and Nash

    the evil shadowthe evil shadowIl y a 10 jours
  • Annihilation reminds me of Evolution only in a dark trippy way.

    Kang ThaoKang ThaoIl y a 10 jours
  • I just got around to watching the movie. It pissed me off how foolishly the characters acted. Start with small expeditions, gather information, build infrastucture, move inwards slowly and steadily. Sending wave after wave of people to the center of the lighthouse, like meat to a grinder, is a bad plan.

    X JeshX JeshIl y a 11 jours
  • Weird SCP creation of a movie

    Jb3rt_113Jb3rt_113Il y a 12 jours
  • sounds like a poor cinematic approche of hp lovecrafts" the color out of space"

    Gromph BaenreGromph BaenreIl y a 12 jours
  • Wanna here a xbox comment I annilate ur mom

    meekal witmeekal witIl y a 12 jours
  • The snake eating its own tail is called an ouroboros and is a symbol of the cycle of creation and destruction not self-destruction

    Professor PenProfessor PenIl y a 12 jours
  • Sounds like radiation sickness... all that weird mutations...

    TheGoldennachTheGoldennachIl y a 13 jours
  • 11:57 scp 939 anyone?

    Collin NicholsCollin NicholsIl y a 13 jours
  • Do I am mother from netflix

    kevin pylekevin pyleIl y a 13 jours
  • the poster in the beginning had the netflix word on it and i checked and it ain’t there :’(

    a-aron _a-aron _Il y a 14 jours
  • take a breath.

    Chef AsburyChef AsburyIl y a 14 jours
  • Anaylsis

    fanteck TSAfanteck TSAIl y a 14 jours
  • Tattoos aren't in DNA though... Fire doesn't have cells to duplicate... The meteorite was very small, meaning that "ship" under the lighthouse was built by the shimmer after the impact. So this formless thing does have some preset forms after all? That seems to go against what we know about it.

    EltaccosEltaccosIl y a 14 jours
  • It turned into Howard the alien

    screamingdreamsscreamingdreamsIl y a 14 jours
  • Didn't watch and thumbs down because of double ad. Complain to Google.

    Master ManMaster ManIl y a 14 jours
  • Reminds me of the color out of space a little bit.

    Conor JacobsConor JacobsIl y a 15 jours
  • 15:48 howard the alien is the shimmer confirmed

    NexusNexusIl y a 15 jours
  • Scifi science, ok But fire is a chemical reaction, there are no cells to duplicate This goes to far

    CrazzyJokerrCrazzyJokerrIl y a 15 jours
  • immortal jellyfish

    louupa exelouupa exeIl y a 15 jours
  • That's not a snake mutation, that's just Florida

    Jj MmmJj MmmIl y a 16 jours
  • I can't help but think about older and more easy to follow movies like "The Fly" (1986) and "The Thing" (1982) when it comes to cells being transformed like, what does the Shimmer do? Is it Fusion or Assimilation? If the two people at the end are now vessels for the shimmer does that mean that anything and everything they come in contact with will become part of them? And why does it copy/duplicate them? If the end result is a planet of soulless duplicates wouldn't that just make this an overly complicated "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"? Or is the end result everything and everyone joining together to create one single entity?

    The GooseThe GooseIl y a 16 jours
  • But this still doesnt explain the 8 on her arm when being interrogated. She didnt have it on her arm when she gave the grenade to the alien and ran out the lighthouse. The 8 was on the aliens arm. Still awesome movie tho

    Jay K.Jay K.Il y a 16 jours
  • Prophase metaphase interphase anaphase telophase cytokenisis I think I messed it up Reply if u know meiosis and mitosis

  • Probably best animation I’ve ever seen

  • I'm not the only one that thinks a fucking flashbang wouldn't scorch a person like that right? Thermite is what I think it was.

    DigitalEmpireDigitalEmpireIl y a 17 jours
  • Wait that lady's name is ventress? What is this, star wars?

    Myles JohnsonMyles JohnsonIl y a 17 jours
    • Actually that would be pretty lit

      Myles JohnsonMyles JohnsonIl y a 17 jours
  • anyone notice a face 1:41 in the wall?

    Jomar OrtegaJomar OrtegaIl y a 17 jours
  • in terms of its concept, I loved the film. but as far as execution goes - and I don't really know why - I sorta felt like the film was borderline pretentious. great visuals and atmosphere - but somewhere in the dialogue and the pacing the film felt like it was trying too hard to be high-brow and forcibly darker than it needed to be.

    Arnab RSArnab RSIl y a 17 jours
  • 4:45 wheres dooku

    Covert phantasm gamingCovert phantasm gamingIl y a 17 jours
  • I loved this film but god damn they gave it such a forgettable title. "The Shimmer" or "Shimmer" would have been a lot more memorable & much more relevant to what the film features.

    оленоленIl y a 17 jours
    • I think "Annihilation" suits it quite well. If anything "The shimmer" would be more forgettable, it is such an obvious title, no creativity (no hate, just my opinion)

      Lizard_girlLizard_girlIl y a 17 jours
  • 9:45 it man bear pig

    Jayvon SharpJayvon SharpIl y a 18 jours
  • Josie (i dont know the spelling lmao) had the most peaceful death tbh

    nOrMaL pLaNtnOrMaL pLaNtIl y a 18 jours
    • Uh

      R.I.P in peperoniR.I.P in peperoniIl y a 16 jours
  • Josie (i dont know the spelling lmao) had the most peaceful death tbh

    nOrMaL pLaNtnOrMaL pLaNtIl y a 18 jours
    • Uh

      R.I.P in peperoniR.I.P in peperoniIl y a 16 jours
  • This movie was actually pretty cool and that creature at the end actually spooked me

    KeikoKeikoIl y a 18 jours
  • Girl power! Fuxkin gross mate.

    sand stormsand stormIl y a 18 jours
  • 11:37 what SCP was this again? Cant remember

    XaironianXaironianIl y a 18 jours
  • Look, I liked "Annihilation" much more than most people did, but no matter how you slice it the Shimmer's sudden departure does not make any sense. It's a plot hole the size of that lighthouse.

    Clare QuiltyClare QuiltyIl y a 19 jours
  • But what would happen if thanos snapped his fingers?

    Uhhh HhhUhhh HhhIl y a 20 jours
  • How would anything die in there? Wouldn’t it just keep on with the mutation?

    Uhhh HhhUhhh HhhIl y a 20 jours
  • The novel was sick

    zfitrxyzfitrxyIl y a 20 jours
  • i wonder if he noticed he spelled analysis in a manner that would most likely be considered.... WORNG kappa

    IceTea DeezIceTea DeezIl y a 20 jours
  • This is a summary, not an analysis or explanation.

    Dexter KlinefelterDexter KlinefelterIl y a 20 jours
  • Somebody's played the first Tomb Raider...

    kateofthecitykateofthecityIl y a 20 jours
  • Lmao im dead in this movie

    Ne ssNe ssIl y a 20 jours
  • Wahmen power. I avoided this movie because I don't like being lectured. Now idk if this movie was an sjw propaganda piece, but it definitely reeked of it from what I have seen

    Jordan WindersJordan WindersIl y a 21 jour
  • This movie is a mind fuck. I don't have a clue what in the hell my eyes were viewing.

    TheBigAppleNYCTheBigAppleNYCIl y a 21 jour
  • I believe what we where watching was the account of her double during her interaction. It was telling them a tale in order to assure it's own survival.

    REX MUNDIREX MUNDIIl y a 21 jour
  • Greatly explained.

    lunitunez3lunitunez3Il y a 21 jour
  • The music always scares me

    Ned RileyNed RileyIl y a 21 jour
  • *In short, the reason we don't like pain or damage is the same with evolution constantly re-arranging its physicality to embody its surroundings*

    I-Not-MortalI-Not-MortalIl y a 21 jour
  • *What if this movie was about the ever change of life? and that it becomes more and more complex , each time better than itself, refracting its past onto its DNA.* *The same way humans are in-complete and still have to evolve, to become an ultimate creature* we self destruct so that evolution can learn from its mistake as naturally as a repulsion from something a creature does not like. maybe itself.

    I-Not-MortalI-Not-MortalIl y a 21 jour
  • The intestine scene was well done and horrifying.

    Soup master 64Soup master 64Il y a 22 jours
  • Ohhhhhh now i remember where i know this story from, i had read the book and forgot about it until now

    Darshawn SellersDarshawn SellersIl y a 22 jours
  • This movie was the biggest lsd trip honestly

    Willliam ThieleWillliam ThieleIl y a 22 jours
  • Would be cooler if the Shimmer mutated all animals... into pokemon!!

    Kinos141Kinos141Il y a 23 jours
  • Anya’s tattoo is now on Lena’s arm

    Issac VasquezIssac VasquezIl y a 23 jours
  • Lol just drink a bucket of milk to remove The effect

    Random Gamer21Random Gamer21Il y a 23 jours
    • Lmao 😂😂😂

      D3- LEGEND27BoiD3- LEGEND27BoiIl y a 22 jours
ANNIHILATION (2018) Ending Explained + Anaylsis