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Annihilation (2018)

Annihilation is a 2018 sci-fi horror movie staring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. The movie follows Natalie Portman's Lena, who joins an all-female scientific team as they are sent into "The Shimmer", a mysterious energy field surrounding Blackwater National Park which has swallowed numerous expeditions. The film is loosely based on Jeff VanderMeer's book of the same name, part of his "Southern Reach" trilogy.

The following weapons were used in the film Annihilation:


Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Government agents who detain Kane (Oscar Isaac) carry Heckler & Koch MP5A3s with railed hardguards and Surefire M900 flashlight forgrips

Heckler & Koch MP5-N with Navy trigger group, threaded muzzle, railed handguard, RIS foregrip, and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 9x19mm
An agent slings his MP5A3 as the ambulance is stopped. Note the unidentifiable handgun held by the agent at left.
Another view of the weapon and its Surefire M900 foregrip

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One of the govenment agents who detain Kane carries a Heckler & Koch MP5KA1 (or A5) with a PDW stock

Heckler & Koch MP5KA5 with PDW stock and 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
The agent at the back of the shot holds a MP5K with low-profile sights and a PDW-style stock



The team, including Lena (Natalie Portman), are issued M4A1 carbines for their mission into "The Shimmer". These carbines are fitted with MAGPUL handguards, buttstocks, and magazines.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm. Note slight difference in shape of stock.
The team - Lena (Natalie Portman), Cassie “Cass” Sheppard (Tuva Novotny), Anya (Gina Rodriguez), and Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson) - hold M4A1 carbines as they approach the Shimmer.
Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) holds her M4A1 carbine fitted with MAGPUL MOE handguards at the shack.
Lena holds her M4A1 carbine as she scans for the alligator
Lena and other members of the expedition raise their M4A1 carbines as an alligator approaches.
Anya (Gina Rodriguez) fires her M4A1 carbine at the alligator before her weapon jams.
Lena pours fire with her M4A1 carbine into the mutant alligator at point-blank range.
Lena scans the base perimeter with her M4A1 carbine after the fence is breached.
Josie (Tessa Thompson) pours gunfire into the mutant bear with her M4A1 carbine during the infamous "screaming bear" scene.
Lena fires her M4A1 carbine at the Humanoid beneath the Lighthouse.


Kane (Oscar Isaac) carries an FN SCAR-L in a photograph of his time as a soldier.

Third Generation FN SCAR-L - 5.56x45mm NATO
Kane (Oscar Isaac) carries an FN SCAR-L in a photograph of his time as a soldier.


M16A2s carried by a previous expedition are seen in the Fort Amaya mess hall and in the Lighthouse with the rest of Kane's (Oscar Isaac) gear.

Colt M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).
An abandoned M16A2 is seen in the Fort Amaya mess hall as the team arives
Kane's M16A2 is seen at the Lighthouse.

Machine Guns

M240B Machine Gun

Anya (Gina Rodriguez) recovers a M240B left by a previous expedition from the Fort Amaya mess hall, but rejects the 28lb weapon as too heavy to carry and leaves it behind.

M240B with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut) - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Anya hefts the M240B before abandoning it for its weight.


Barrett M82

A Barrett M82, seen in the watch tower, is among the weapons left behind by previous groups,

Barrett M82A1 - .50 BMG
A Barrett M82 sits abandoned on the floor of the watch tower.

Incendiary grenade

Kane (Oscar Issac) and Lena (Natalie Portman) both use some sort of incendiary grenade in the Lighthouse. Kane describes it as a "phosphorus grenade" in his video. Note that the prop appears to be a law enforcement market (i.e. not military issue) smoke grenade with a bare-aluminum body and painted yellow ring (indicating yellow smoke), not a white phosphorous grenade.

Lena picks up the incendiary grenade as the Humanoid watches
Real!Lena pulls the pin after tricking Humanoid!Lena into taking it.

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