Weird, disturbing, confusing, explicit, odd but memorable sci-fi
- Under the Skin review by PV
This is such a weird film - I found it rather disturbing but it did stick in my mind for ages afterwards. It's the sort of film whose images could give those of a nervous disposition nightmares...
As you'd expect from former ad-man Glazer, it is beautifully filmed, looking like a pop video in parts.
Set in 2014 Referendum Scotland, with some incomprehensible Glasgow accents (use the subs), it went completely into weirdness at the film seduction - which is surprisingly explicit. I shall never look at Celtic fans the same way again...There then follows another seduction and another and really disturbing weirdness.
I am not a sci-fi fan and am not really sure what it was all about (maybe I shall find someone who's read the book to tell me). I think it's about an alien who wants to be human - but who knows?
But I would really like to have seen this on the big screen because the visuals deserve it. But maybe I'd have a stiff drink first...
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.
Don't waste your time with watching this Zzzz film
- Under the Skin review by SW
Can't believe this is a film made in 2013. It's like something from the 70's .
It must have been made on a very limited budget and script.
Take my advise and don't bother watching it. As it is totally Naff. No story. No acting . I watched it all the way through as I hoped it might get better. It did not, now I'm wishing I had not wasted my time on it.
Basic story is female alien gets zipped into the skin of a female victim. Who then drips round Scotland looking for prey. To take back to a derelict building, then she strips and the poor chap, thinks there luck is in , so follows her across a black floor, then they are consumed in fluid. Then she's off to pick next victim. This carry a on pretty much for the entire film.
I would have enjoy waxing the husbands leg more
4 out of 6 members found this review helpful.
Under the Skin
- Under the Skin review by TD
Visually fascinating, with music to match. Not sure what it was about, but I watched it twice - this must mean something...
I would recommend the film - be good to see it in a group on a big screen.
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
- Under the Skin review by CP Customer
I wish I had read SW's review and the others here because it was spot on. So disappointing and can't understand why Scarlett Johansson took it on unless she saw it as an opportunity for some easy money.
0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.