Trailer Checklist: Under the Skin (in which Scarlett Johansson plays an alien seducing the locals in Glasgow, Scotland, yes really)

You wait ages for a Scar­lett Johans­son movie where she plays an alien sedu­cing unsus­pect­ing Glaswe­gi­ans, and then three turn up at once. Actu­ally, no, only one has turned up. Which, let’s be hon­est, is hardly a surprise.

Now, whilst this trailer isn’t exactly new, you may not have seen it, so it’s def­in­itely worth a look. Besides, even though the film has just been released at the cinema, it’s on a very lim­ited run, so chances are the trailer is about as close as we’ll get, until the film hits the shops. Here it is…

Let’s check a few things off…

  1. Creepy music. BIG EYEBALL.

  2. Scar­lett’s look­ing at someone laid on the floor… it looks like her to be hon­est, I think some inno­cent whose body she’s pinched. If you’re an alien and want to pinch someone’s body, I would say Scar­lett Johans­son’s is a pretty good choice.

  3. Of course, that could mean we then just get a ninety minute film of the alien touch­ing them­selves in front of a mirror.

  4. Not a bad thought, actually.

  5. Ahem, any­way, Scar­lett now appears to be cruis­ing the streets of Glas­gow, check­ing out ran­dom guys to pick up.

  6. And, wait… is she try­ing to do an Eng­lish accent? It sounds like she’s audi­tion­ing for Tomb Raider. But in a strange way, it seems to work, mak­ing the alien seem even more alien.

  7. She has a place about thirty minutes away. She’s in her bra and knick­ers now. This is get­ting good. But they’re in some sort of dark lake of some kind. I can’t see what’s going on.

  8. BIG EYEBALL. Motor­bike. Scar­lett is in some sort of weird golden, sparkly thing, and now there’s what looks like blood dis­ap­pear­ing into the dis­tance. I have no idea what’s going on.

  9. I really do have no idea what’s going on.

  10. It looks fantastic.

And finally, here’s a one minute clip from the movie, which fea­tures Scar­lett driv­ing at night…



  1. Mark Walker says:

    This could be com­plete non­sense, Mon­key, or it could be a fant­astic addi­tion to the genre. How knows? I think it can eas­ily go either way. That being said, as a Glaswe­gian myself, I wouldn’t mind get­ting picked up by the lovely Scarlett. ;)

    • Monkeyboy says:

      Are you sure you didn’t bump into her, Mark? The dir­ector shot some of it with hid­den cam­eras, and just filmed her hit­ting on the loc­als, apparently. ;)

  2. theipc says:

    ScarJo can pinch my knick­ers ANY DAY. Any night. Even in public.

    And I would BUY a movie based on bul­let three. Unless it was Cathy Bates.

  3. Heard such mixed things about this but I still wanna see it to make up my own mind. Sure I’ll come away scratch­ing my head though.

    • Monkeyboy says:

      Yep, it does look to be some­thing of a head scratcher. These types of films usu­ally end up either being loved or hated. Doesn’t look like there’ll be any­thing inbetween.

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