Under the Skin2013 | Jonathan Glazer
Scotland is haunted by a mysterious woman who seduces men and dispatches of them afterwards.
Scarlett Johansson Jeremy McWilliams Lynsey Taylor Mackay Dougie McConnell Kevin McAlinden D. Meade Andrew Gorman Joe Szula Krystof Hádek Roy Armstrong Alison Chand Ben Mills Oscar Mills Lee Fanning Paul Brannigan
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2014-12-10|
Cold and slightly confusing.
I was amazed when I read some of the Trivia about the movie on IMDB. Unfortunately I cannot quote any here, as most of it contains spoilers, but once you have seen the movie I would definitely recommend you to read it.
For me the worst part was the ending. With such a long and mysterious build up, the revealing should, in my opinion, have led to something bigger. In general I think that the slow pace and lack of any point just never caught me. I just did not get it.
|Peter Buchardt 2014-07-11|
The reason this movie caught my attention was because it was tagged as sci-fi on IMDB. This is a genre I’m very much into. It is also a very, as so many other story driven movies, spoiler prone genre. And that’s why I did not read further about the movie, but just fired it up and saw what happened.
Scarlet Johansen is eminent in this movie. She has space to act, a anti cliché role and a setting different from what most Hollywood movies can muster.
The pace and the direction of the movie is slow paced and arty, slow long shots, with an insisting sound scape that crawls under your skin.
I’d consider this more of a elaborate short film than a full fletched sci-fi as we’ve so ever used to. But then again. It’s super awesome to see how sub-stories can be told through this genre for instance.
The movie takes place in Scotland which works very well, both visually but also story wise.