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Making Sense of 'Annihilation' in a Post-'Black Panther' World

Annihilation should really be called Assimilation. First of all, the mysterious, alien Area X, located somewhere in the United States, isn't bent on killing all Earth life as it expands. Instead, it absorbs and changes alligators, plants, humans, making everything into its own image. Area X isn't a Death Star—it's a vast, weird, DNA-warping melting pot.

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