Movie Review – Under the Skin
Is a “science fiction thriller art film directed by Jonathan Glazer, and written by Glazer and Walter Campbell as a loose adaptation of Michel Faber‘s 2000 novel of the same name. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who preys on men in Scotland“1
I do like Scarlett Johansson as an actress. However, I did not like this movie. The only thing that made it’s slow, boring pace even tolerable was watching in in 2x speed while my husband made comments.
Basic logic or explanation of the movie was missing. *Spoiler Alert* – how does Johansson’s character as an alien ‘eat/devour’ the men from a puddle of goo?
The only redeeming thing about this movie was the special effects when the men get ‘eaten’ and even that was better and higher speed cause it seemed to take forever. And the very end of the movie.
My Rating: 1.5/ 5
Sorry, this movie was meh to me and I wouldn’t watch again … ever if I could help it.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.