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The Untamed (2016)

La región salvaje (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

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Jesús Meza ...
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A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

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$2,718, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

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$27,593, 19 October 2017
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Science fiction allegory.
12 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

As a Science Fiction film it fails because it doesn't convey to science fiction unwritten rules, where we usually have a scientific explanation of what is going on, like in «2001 A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick or "Interstellar" by Christopher Nolan. The "alien" similar creature in The Untamed can give a lot of pleasure but can also give a lot of pain and even murder people and it is supposed that it came from an asteroid that no one has heard of or has detected but that on its impact falling, made a small crater which now is full with animals in the act of fornication. There is absolutely no explanation of its origin. We just have to assume that it fell somewhere in earth, in this case in Mexico but surely could've been anywhere in the earth. This "alien" creature as said is some kind of a sex machine that gives pleasure both to men and women and there is a lot of sex in this film, with or without the creature, but without feelings, there is no love, it's a mechanical thing, and likewise the personages are also quite mechanical in their behavior, they lack will and personality, it's like they are imprisoned by the environment and the circumstances. Even when they speak it seems they are speaking to a wall and not to another human being, their voices are low and flat and completely without any sign of will. If Amat Escalante wanted to give us the impression that their characters are some kind of robots driven by the current of things and time, he has succeeded. As a film with a social message it falls short too because the film is so unrealistic that we cannot connect it with a social reality, so I regard this more like a science fiction allegory.


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