Sunday, August 24, 2014
Under the Skin by Jonathan Glazer, 2013 (R)
with Scarlett Johansson (Her, Hitchcock, We Brought a Zoo, The Avengers, Scoop, The Horse Whisperer), Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell, Kevin McAlinden, Andrew Gorman, Joe Szula, Krystof Hádek, Roy Armstrong, Alison Chand
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 am going to be honest, I didn't like the movie. Now, there is something about not liking the movie, that at least, it captured my attention, in a negative way, but it did. There are very interesting moments of videoart, very interesting moments of Ken Loach, very interesting moments of Kubrick, the ending is an interesting turning point, which gives a perspective the movie needed. Then, it is so slow (not pretentious, tho), so disconnected, that I found it painful to watch.