GEEK OUT! AT BEST, THE APPEAL OF UNDER THE SKIN IS STILL ONLY SKIN DEEPGEEK OUT! AT BEST, THE APPEAL OF UNDER THE SKIN IS STILL ONLY SKIN DEEP
Directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Starring Scarlett Johansson.
Highly rated low budget sci-fi flick with ScarJo playing an alien seductress. Nothing really happens except for ScarJo luring unsuspecting horny Scots into her lair where their essence is drained from them, leaving their skin behind. Sure, you get ScarJo in the buff for your troubles and other eye candy in the form of bleak Scottish landscapes but more than that? Not much else to recommend itself in terms of story-telling, Under the Skin has a strong sense of the ‘arthouse film’ about it. You know, the kind that announces in every frame – “Look at me, I’m fuckin’ art!”. Not so much.