posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 10:40 PM
Wow. First off, I have to comment on the negative reviews - did people just not get this movie? Was it not Avenger-like enough for them? This,
imho, was a true piece of sci-fi that kept me riveted. When I saw the previews, the premise drew me in - I had not read the book, but the fact that
Jonathan Glazer was involved (Sexy Beast is an *amazing* film) was a huge plus, and I think Scarlett Johansson gets a bad rap for her acting. Anyhow,
a few points..
1) Johansson's acting - not once, ever, during the movie did I think of Black Widow or anything like that. She *was* that alien.
2) The music - it was perfect for the mood and atmosphere the film was trying to produce.
3) The sci-fi - the few scenes where it delved directly into the "alien" world were simply amazing, especially the underwater (or undergoo) scene
with the 2 victims. Also, it was a very unique perspective on the whole "alien visiting earth" story line.
4) The pace - I could see how some would think it slow or dull. I found it intriguing and highly effective with understanding the premise and how
this particular alien presence is manifesting itself into society.
In the end, I found this to be a very powerful film. The ending seemed appropriate, though I could see how some would find it disappointing.
So, what's the verdit ATS? Have you seen it? I would suspect that folks here would be more appreciative than the average joe...