Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
Science's newest miracle...is a mistake.
Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators - only to have that bond turn deadly.
Icky. Really icky. And also the only sci-fi film I can remember with a jazz montage.
Vincenzo Natali's "Splice" is a contemporary-minded tale of scientists who dabble too close to God's realm; it is Frankenstein with DNA. The film, with its chilly aesthetic and themes of creation and parenting, is a solidly crafted outing that is rich enough to make resonating statements. "Splice" may fall short of greatness, but it does offer enough to satisfy.
Following a couple involved with combining animal DNA in order to find a disease-curing protein and the mayhem caused by something they create, the story is engrossing. It treads the well-worn path of gothic, horror literature but adds a modern gloss. Its themes are obvious but impactful.
"Splice" is a well constructed horror film with sturdy effects and a sturdier cast…
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What a fucked up movie. Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley are geneticists that have created Fred & Ginger, apparently they have a protein that will cure all diseases. When they are denied permission for human trials they do it anyway, introduce human DNA into the mix and create Dren, a female creature that quickly matures into a strangely attractive thing, that has wings and a spiky tale. Brody fancies it, so he fucks his creation. It then mutates from female to male, and then has sex with Polley's character and inseminates her. Brody dies trying to kill it and Polley smashes its head in. The movie ends with Polley, in the interest of science, deciding to carry the foetus as part of the next phase of the experiment. What the fuck?
Creative, interesting, fresh, a bit gross (Adrien Brody you naughty boy) but not always enjoyable, check it out though.
This film exists somewhere between the idiotic faux-science-fiction of Hollow Man and the genuine humanist drama of The Fly. Which I guess means if you thought the former was fun, you'll think this one is pretty smart, and if you thought the latter had something to say about the human condition, you'll be severely disappointed at being jerked around.
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Create a weird monster. Refuse to show it any sort of kindness or humanity. Try to kill it. MULTIPLE TIMES, if we're being honest. Decide you rather like it and start raising it like your daughter. Reject it again. MUTILATE it. HAVE SEX WITH IT. Then wonder why it tries to kill you.
Oh, and it also basically rapes one of its "parents." And gets her pregnant. The one whose DNA it's partially made up of. Yeah.
One of the most morally bankrupt films ever made. Gains an extra star just because I think this may have happened accidentally and that thought alone amuses me.
Best sex scene in the history of film.
This is the Worst movie I've seen in my entire life! Everything is just wrong in this movie. I only wanted to see this film because the creature looked cute like Bjork. I had no idea I was going to be psychologically assaulted. I remember walking out of the theatre feelin like a rape victim.
Splice definitely aims for more than your usual horror film but it still manages to come off a bit b-movie-ish even though it does have a few thoughtful moments. Everything in the movie is done well enough but you can definitely tell there were budget constraints considering the ambition of the movie. Unfortunately the third act isn't as thoughtful as most of the picture and just goes down your usual monster movie route. Not really original but it at least tries to be something more that other films of its genre.
Film#29 of Hoop-Tober 2.0
More often than not this is probably likened to Species or maybe Frankenstein, however I’d liken it more to Bicentennial Man, a film that isn’t particularly exciting, but intriguing, a film that explores what it is to be human, and how we define that term, about the creation of intelligent life and the unpredictability of evolution. Whether Splice will hold up to repeat viewings I don’t know, Bicentennial Man has a wondrous joy about it which allows for multiple views, while splice may be too much on the dark side.
“Splice" is a Canadian science fiction / horror film revolving around the issues of genetic engineering. Geneticists Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) are using DNA splicing techniques to create new hybrid animals for medical use. They create a worm-like creature, which they hope to use to create a human hybrid. Unfortunately the company they work for bans the experiment forcing Nicoli and Kast to clandestinely proceed, eventually creating a new human-like creature that they name Dern (Delphine Chanéac). Dern grows and learns rapidly, leading Nicoli and Kast to move her out of the laboratory, relocating her to Kast's late mother's farm. At the farm Dren develops carnivorous tendencies and becomes bored at being locked up. She…
Spooky monster design, spooky premise, spooky movie.
They name their creature "Dren," which is Farscape-speak for "shit." Just one of the many unintentionally hilarious things about this fucked-up movie.
Splice tells the story of a scientist couple are trying to find ways to merge animal and human DNA.They're trying to splice them if you will.With this experiment it is a success of sorts.A hybrid is born,and it's really interesting looking creature with features of multiple animals.they later name her Dren (well she has a way of helping with that decision).
I have very few problems with the movie,and one of them are the humans.Some of the humans actions seem very dumb and make very brash decisions that cause them more harm than good.The positives outweigh the negatives though.Splice brings up a lot of issues with science,biology,gender and multiple other things like a good Sci-fi story should.
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