When, within the first ten minutes or so of the movie starting I saw a head sawed in half vertically and the skin peeled off, THEN I remembered that this was a J. G. Ballard story. I do not like J. G. Ballard stories (except perhaps for Empire of the Sun). This was a dystopian, violent nightmare of a movie that I didn’t understand one little bit.
All those four and five star ratings! No, this was too bleak and ugly for this little old lady. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.