Beautifully photographed, unsettling, eerie, erotic, mildly scary sci-fi
- Under the Skin review by RP
Does the idea of being seduced by a sexy alien disguised as Scarlett Johansson in a Transit van appeal to you? If you like that idea, then you might like 'Under the Skin' - it reminded me of 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' crossed with 'Species' and set in Scotland.
It's directed by Jonathan Glazer whose best-known film is the gloriously over-the-top crime caper 'Sexy Beast'.
'Under the Skin' is one of those films you'll either love or hate - is it boring load of old twaddle with not a lot going on, or is it a beautifully photographed, unsettling, eerie, erotic, mildly scary sci-fi film?
I quite enjoyed it so I guess I fall into the latter camp, so I'll give it an over-generous 4/5 stars.
[Aside 1: I'm now off to order the book by Michel Faber which is reputedly much better]
[Aside 2: Whenever I see ScarJo, why does the old Sex Pistols song 'Pretty Vacant' come to mind...]
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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.
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Found it boring, slightly disturbing in places..
- Under the Skin review by CK
I gave it a go, but the first 30 mins were fairly repetitive and not very interesting. I'll stick with a film if I think its going somewhere but found myself fast forwarding through it to see if anything was going to actually happen... I wouldn't recommend it. I don't mind disturbing, boring doesn't do it fro me though...
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