Under the Skin - Thoughts on "People"

Vicenta 2022-04-19 09:01:49

The alien creature played by Scarlett is just like the most primitive human being, like a blank sheet of paper, pure, cruel and emotionless. But through acquired observation, imitation and learning, she finally gained human nature and became more human, but she also lost part of her fighting power because of this - that is cruelty without hesitation and a firm goal. Of course, she has the warmth of human nature and the weakness of human nature - confusion, because she gradually realizes the difference between herself and others, and she will never be an adult. In the film, the scene where Scarlett ran into the fog is not like us, no matter how smooth life is, but there will always be times when you get lost?

My understanding of this film is that it inspires a deeper understanding of the "human" species through the imaginative exploration of unknown intelligent creatures. Through this film, we can also discover all kinds of human nature through small things, such as kindness, the help of good-hearted people to Scarlett; such as ugly, loggers kill Scarlett and so on. In fact, people are both curious and in awe of aliens, because they are unknown. I'm thinking, if one day aliens really come to earth, how will we treat them? Are you welcoming new friends, or rejecting outsiders?

The movie as a whole is okay, but the ending is a little bit, uh, it doesn't feel good, but it's real.

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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.