Incapable of pretending to be profound

Jada 2022-04-19 09:01:49

Scarlett Johansson plays an alien clad in beautiful female skins who specialize in seducing single men. The men who were attracted by beauty were dizzy, not knowing that they were walking into the abyss step by step. They sank into the viscous fluid and were drained of bone and flesh, leaving only empty skins. After a few successes, she seduces a man who is naturally ugly. She let him go, and since then began to realize that they are both skins, but they are different in beauty and ugliness, and she is wearing an unusually beautiful one. Therefore, she did not want to be at the mercy of her superiors or organizations, and embarked on the road of defecting. At this time, the beautiful skin becomes a drag again, attracting violations. Eventually, the skin bursts, festers, and the alien is burned along with the skin.

This story is somewhat similar to "Painted Skin" in "Strange Tales from a Liaozhai". However, "Painted Skin" persuades the world from the perspective of attracted men: beautiful skins are evil demons, and male friends must not rely on them; this film is about the self-awakening of demons/aliens: beauty is not What people see is the understanding and recognition of oneself.

This is my understanding, which may be different from other people's understanding and what the director wants to express, or even completely different. Because the film is always in a high-pitched tone, and no more information is revealed; Scarlett has been sullen and doesn't talk much, so she can't see her emotional changes. The camera doesn't seem to say anything, and it seems to say a lot. Just like a big subjective question on the test paper, it is required to write no less than 800 words of feelings, but the information given is pitiful.

Of course, it can be said that this is the director's intentional way of expressing blank space, but I think it is more likely to be incapable of pretending to be profound. Gao Leng is often because of a guilty conscience, and if you don't speak, you often have nothing to say. As a result, a very good female theme has been made into a pot of clear soup with little water. It's a pity that Scarlett boldly appeared naked.

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Extended Reading
  • Kaia 2022-04-24 07:01:06

    Saw it at the cinema. When it's done, you're Kubrick; when it's done, you're Kubrick.

  • Camden 2022-03-30 09:01:03

    The dissonance is that I have made Scarlett into Yu Nan. The surreal hunting art and the perfect OST foil make the film very stylish and valuable, but the main storyline can't actually affect the emotions of watching the movie. 's music clips

Under the Skin quotes

  • Female: You're not from here? Where are you from?

    Camper: I'm from Czech Republic.

    Female: Why are you in Scotland?

    Camper: I just... wanted to get away from it all.

    Female: Yeah? Why here?

    Camper: Because it's... It's nowhere.

  • Female: So, why do you shop at night, then?

    The Deformed Man: People wind me up.

    Female: How?

    The Deformed Man: They're ignorant.