Information and ratings for Annihilation



Science Fiction/Horror. Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. In an attempt to find out what happened to her husband (Oscar Isaac), a biologist (Natalie Portman) volunteers for an expedition into an unstable area.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some involving frightening monsters, some in a science fiction context – blood and gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of monsters, transformations, and frightening scenes – blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – no nudity, some detail

Thematic elements

  • Guilt, remorse, and determination
  • Exploration, risk, and human nature
  • Humanity’s relationship to the environment

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for gory genre violence

Classification date

February 09, 2018