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 From:  Manthorp  
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Quasi-metaphysical, knowingly cerebral science fiction/horror. Nice stinger scene.

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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42318.2 In reply to 42318.1 
Hmmm.

There were some excellent things about the film such as strong female leads, decent camera-work, good looking special effects. You quite-rightly refer to it as quasi-metaphysical and I found that bloody irritating. It's like pretending that there's more to the film than there is.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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We started watching it but soon found something better.
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 From:  milko  
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42318.4 In reply to 42318.2 
I guess a lot of that comes from the book - which I very much enjoyed, certainly the first of the trilogy - where there's a lot of that going on. Kinda hard to get it into a modern film, it seems.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42318.5 In reply to 42318.2 
It's a bit of a Garland failing, that: he's clever, but he thinks he's a bit cleverer than he is. Ex Machina got on my wick a bit for that reason.

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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42318.6 In reply to 42318.4 
The books do look interesting. I might give them a go (if the 100 or so I'm waiting to read don't object).
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42318.7 In reply to 42318.5 
Oh, he's the Ex Machina feller, is he? Makes sense. Full of meaningful stares and glances but far from certain whether they were actually full of any meaning. Always a bit suspicious of directors who have ladies without their vests on staring at their bodies in mirrors (c.f. Under the Skin).
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42318.8 In reply to 42318.7 
Under the Skin is an awesome movie (alleged by Kenny to have been filmed in/near Stirling).
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42318.9 In reply to 42318.8 
Yeah, I liked it the first time I saw it, but now I'm not so sure. It does have some amazing bits (nj).
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