Survival of the fittest, the strong eat the weak.

Lambert 2022-04-20 09:01:40

The translated title of "Under the Skin" in Hong Kong is "Under the Skin", which is not only under the skin, but also tells you what is under the skin.

The long-shot documentary style is the most test of the actor's acting skills.
In the last second of the movie, the most wonderful thing is that I can't think of Scarlett's character as a human or any kind of creature, I can only think of her as a corpse, hunted by a monster. tool. So I couldn't help but praise the wonderful plot and Scarlett's ingenuity.

I haven't read the original book, maybe it's an alien, when I can only call it a "monster", it eats people. Maybe it is a female itself; or maybe it is just that the female props are close to its body and are more suitable for hunting behavior? It's so weak, so weak that it can be fully harnessed as long as someone sees through it.
As an alien, it has been careful to disguise itself with a woman's corpse. This is the surreal version of "Painted Skin". She can only get a different kind of heart but not a different kind of body. Since she can't get it, she will eat it.
She has no power to fight back. She can't let him discover the real self under the skin. Once he is found to be an ugly monster, all his sweet dreams will wake up, even if he has fallen in love.

The panic under the skin can't be at ease for a moment, and can't be rested for a moment.

In order to live, she kept hunting, and she must learn to live, to live in this world without any emotion, because with love, she cannot eat. I don't know if she is eager to stop all this, but if I am this alien, I will be in pain, but I still have to live, and only living can have the last joy in this world.

She is not very good at hunting good-looking men, because she is too ugly and weak, because she is not confident enough, she is just a "monster" in human skin.

She has to control every "he" who becomes a prey, so that these men can't easily cross the gap half a step before falling into a trap, so that they fall short.
The four men explained her hunting career clearly, why she hunted; how to hunt; the process and mentality of hunting.

Therefore, she must use the basic communication skills of conversation to hunt, to control a person's heart, and then to control a person's behavior, which also allows her to get lost in this hunting process again and again, and enjoy the time and again that she can't get the result. Ambiguous reincarnation. The soundtrack dedicated to the film by British musician Misa Levy is as intricate as the plot of the film, and the strange and ambiguous atmosphere makes people entangled in sweetness and fear.

The ending of the monster is always sad, it doesn't deserve it, and it doesn't want to lose it, so it can only survive or die abnormally in this world. "You experience the world entirely through this alien's perspective, through this very special lens," the director mentioned in an interview.

"Under the Skin" should be regarded as one of the sci-fi movies that I think can be regarded as a masterpiece of art in the past two years. The director has carefully handled every detail: the process of eating; the monster roaming in the cold weather in human skin and a thin coat; the indifference to life and death on the beach and the desire to survive in the woods. And Scarlett's performance is also just right, the monster that keeps getting lost between human nature and animal nature is a mystery that needs to be solved at the end of the story.

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Extended Reading
  • Hollie 2021-11-29 08:01:21

    When she finally unarmed her hunting, she fell into an emotional black hole

  • Arielle 2022-04-23 07:01:54

    Minimalist plot and dialogue, a mix of documentary style + nightmare feeling. This kind of film is destined to receive bipolar reviews. The style of the film itself is very original and unique. Jonathan Glazer should have made more films. The soundtrack is so lovely

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.