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Under the Skin
A mysterious seductress preys upon the population of Scotland
Jonathan Glazer's atmospheric, visually arresting abstraction stars Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.
I don't get it.
I don't get it.
At least give it a rating.
But I don't get it.
Was it good?
Would you recommend it?
I don't know.
How does that work?
I don't know.
Just give it 2 1/2 or something.
Because it's good.
Then what's the issue?
I don't know.
For fuck's sake.
I don't understand it. It confused me.
Just your plebian mind.
You know this whole review is entirely self-indulgent, right?
So why are we doing it?
Only thing we could think of.
Also we're attention whores who like likes.
It is rare for me to finish a film and be unable to form any real opinion on it. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, loosely based on Michel Faber’s novel of the same name, is a film that deliberately defies easy understanding. It is a befuddling, enigmatic and contradictory work that demands total engagement from its audience as it avoids all the trappings of a conventional movie. Yet after I left the theatre, both impressed and disappointed, I have been unable to shake the film from my thoughts.
It is a film of surprising contrasts - it is simultaneously mesmerising yet tedious, surreal yet mundane, erotic yet sterile. It is this internal conflict that makes the film so difficult to…
Definitely one of the most audacious, visually stunning and touching films in recent years! Scarlett Johansson gives an outstanding performance here and it’s great to see her doing more alternative roles again. I wasn’t familiar with Jonathan Glazer’s work but I was instantly captivated by the unique story, the extravagant visuals and haunting score. Under the Skin is not only a very compelling drama that examines an emotionless alien who gradually starts to perceive how it feels to be human, but it’s also filled with several enigmatic figures throughout this journey which will make you ponder about them long after seeing the movie. In addition, there were a couple of disturbing moments and one in particular which actually made me…
ScarJo cruisin' the hills of Scotland and channeling her inner Natasha Henstridge in Jonathan Glazer's incredibly unique one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Motorcycle zoom zoom. ScarJo naked? Hooker high heels. Ants. The way ScarJo looks in her jeans. Red lipstick makes you more fuckable. Minivan cruisin'. Disorganized directions. You should always buckle up for safety. Lonely guy. Chatty chap. Seductive strip. Disappearing wang. Ocean waves. Wetsuit chum. Lifesaver. ScarJo's jacket. Getting hit in the head with a rock fuckin' hurts. Crying baby. Clubbin' for some lovin'. Leprechaun sounding gent. Sexy backwards walk. Weird as fuck faces. Sideways cock. Fade to what the fuckin' fuck fuck fuckin'? Red rose. ScarJo's eyes. Smart dude. Face first fall. Attack the Block rejects. Hoodie man is…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I love it when a straightforward story gets a unique treatment. Glazer's film is deliberately alienating, visually and aurally arresting and singularly engaging. I say the latter with no small amount of reserve as it asks a lot of its audience making it difficult to click with. But click with it I did.
Glazer opens with the birth of Johansson's character. In a beautiful visual sequence, we hear her find her voice followed by a rather disconcerting scene in which she clothes herself. Disconcerting because of the compete lack of empathy for the dead girl she is plucking her new wardrobe from. Against a sterile white background we see her clinically do what needs to be done. She gives the…
I'm so mad that everyone I follow thinks this is good. That was so bad Jesus
I don't know what to say about this, which seems like a fairly standard reaction, to the point of cliché, from the other reviews I've seen. But there we are, I really don't know how to articulate my thoughts on this film even after waiting a while. I just know I loved it. It's a unique, fascinating, disturbing piece of cinema. Watch it.
I think this is a great movie, but I don't like it.
"So don't you get lonely then?"
ScarJo baits Jockcock in the black room before running to the highlands in search of something human.
It will make you think. What you think depends on you.
Like a fever-induced nightmare slowly creeping into one's consciousness, Under the Skin stays in your head and doesn't ever leave. Jonathan Glazer's undisputed masterpiece is not just utterly sumptuous on a visual level but thematically as well. Intricately using the female gaze better than any other film in recent memory, it unpacks a pandora's box of ideas in relation to humanity and gender roles. Glazer subverts whatever assumptions we might have about the female experience and sets them loose in the pitch-black Scottish roads.
The wonderfully creepy soundtrack and void scenes save this film from being total garbage. Largely plotless, largely lacking dialogue, largely boring and drab and slow and uninteresting and just ugh, At least the film is certainly confidently made with brilliant lighting, shot placement and so on... editing feels pretty amateur though. I have to admit I'd get in a van if Scarlett Johansson was driving.
It can mean a lot of different things. What's important for me is that it's really making me think about it. Beautiful yet haunting visuals, a great score, even a really subtle script.
I went into it expecting it to really bore me and to lose track, but you really can't look away.
Ranks alongside 2001: A Space Odyssey as the greatest science fiction film ever made. And considering 2001: A Space Odyssey is probably the greatest film ever made in any genre...
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