Film Recommendation: Under The Skin (2014)2,974 Views12 RepliesAdd A Reply
Under The Skin (2014) is a film by Jonathan Glazer, also known for directing **** Beast, Birth, and a plethora of music videos.
All ALIEN fans and Sci-Fi fans who have an open mind should watch Under The Skin.
Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7bAZCOk0Sc
Briefly discussed in this thread: http://www.alien-covenant.com/topic/45650
( Just a short related tangent) Here's the trailer for **** Beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osexRaPM_Gc
Now, Under The Skin is not for everyone, it requires your attention and an open mind. I find it to be a work of art.
I am only recommending this film for those of you who are jonesing for an intelligently dark sci-fi movie.
For those of you that have seen it, kudos to you!
It looks all over the map yet interesting. I like how it doesn't seem to give the movie away in a trailer like a couple other RS movies in the last few years did.
It's an effectively creepy film.
Barf- the list and backlog keeps growing- http://www.scified.com/topic/43846
Off the beaten path, for sure, and far away from conventional Hollywood diarrhea.
A24 was also the studio behind Ex-Machina.
Excellent, dark, and disturbing movie.
I enjoyed it. It's not for the action *****s, however!
I kind of like it, most due to its atmosphere and creative concept. I actually recommend "Birth" by this director as well. It's not about alien but to those who likes dark, atmospheric thriller will enjoy this movie.
i absolutely loved this movie. it's definitely a strange one and by far the best Scarlet Johansson sci-fi film.
@SparklingAmbien you mean SJ was in ANY other sci-fi movie?
I think Under the Skin would have been better as a 20 minute short film because it feels like a short film that's been stretched to fit a full-length runtime. As a result, the good stuff gets lost in a sea of monotony.
2014 was a good year for movies. Under the Skin ranked as my number 4 of that year and deservedly so. Despite the sexist nature of the plot it was a breathtaking film. Nothing like I had ever experienced before in my life and that is something I am always looking for in a film. That ending was spectacular, I could not breath!
However I would never watch it again, possibly even if money was involved. It was such a disturbing film that rocked me very deep. I was so aghast by the imagery that I could not stomach another viewing. Like I said it was like nothing I had every experienced before and there was a reason.
Still a Must-See film and I highly recommend it for film lovers.
@NassaDane, it's disturbing, but quite watchable. I've seen it several times and I agree it's a great movie.
One film I'd find really hard to watch again, however, is Martyrs. It has good production design but, my oh my, I don't think I could bear to see it a second time.