Movies can explain the plot, story, character motivations, and roles without having to have a character, or narrator explain it to you. They are mostly the same things over and over again. » I implore anybody that has seen this movie once, and not liked it, to watch it once more. Think about the purpose of what the female character is doing. Look past your eyes, think about what the director's intent was, and I think you'll enjoy this one way more on a repeat viewing.
It made me think, re-evaluate, and wonder. A one star rating should be reserved for terrible films, with nothing to say at all. Well, that's not this film. After reading over 5 or 6 positive I got curious. The problem with the modern movie-goer, and admittedly myself, is that we want things explained to us. This isn't even close to that.
It can be artistic, and different, and entertaining without following the well established formula for modern movies. They don't criticize what is conveyed through the film's imagery. An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a young woman who combs the roads and streets of Scotland in search of the human prey she came to plunder. However, existence in all its complexity begin to change the alien visitor.
Personally, I feel like people in general are too harsh. It's not like a book on tape, or music. To which I also say no. This one video, in addition to Under The Skin, made me rethink what I think a movie should be.
A one star rating should be reserved for the most thoughtless trash in existence. She begins to discover herself as human with tragic and terrifying consequences. . Why do so many people think this movie is fantastic and innovative? The brilliant part about Under The Skin is how well it tells a story without dialog, without running commentary, and without the central character saying much at all.
I implore you to look up the video review by Renegade Cut. Maybe the tedium of a scene evokes boredom, but what if that's the point of the scene being shown? Films can be about raising a question, or provoking a thought, or experiencing emotions. When going into any new film it's important to remember the medium you're choosing to entertain you. She seduces her isolated and forsaken male victims into an otherworldly dimension where they are stripped and consumed. And also, do films necessarily have to be for entertainment? I get what the message is, and what it was trying to do.
The entire story tells itself so easily if you let it. This time, however, take into account that film is a visual medium. We're happy to be treated like ignorant flatheads that don't know our butts from our elbows. But I decided to change to a 7 after much reflection on the content and thoughts it provoked afterward. N-N-Nuh, F- Feel- Field, Fill- Filled- Filts, Foil- Failed- Fell, Felds- Pill- Pills, Pall- Nall.
It certainly has plenty to say about what it's like to be an outsider, and what a gift it truly is to be human. Instead of expecting a narrator or a character to easily explain to you what is happening try paying attention to what is happening. . .
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