December 28, 2014
A moody horror/suspense movie set in Scotland starring Scarlett Johanson, I thought what could be better?
People seem to love it or hate it. People who read the book are upset about the liberties taken by the director. As a naive viewer, I wondered if it was a put on–using obtuseness to give me the impression of depth.
Johnson does a great job of presenting herself as an alien huntress. She glides through scenes without human emotion and almost panicked when she encounters them in "packs," but when she corners one, she turns on the aggressive charms of a realtor in heat–acting very human and needy.
Still, while very well shot, with great music to heighten the mood; I found it confusing and disjointed. The minimal dialog made me feel like I was watching a foreign film without understanding the language and no subtitles to help.