Splice-Review

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This film is about two scientists, Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) and Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody), who tries to cure different diseases by creating a new species out of various organisms and animals. Kast and Nicoli become the dream team of N.E.R.D, when they successfully invent two new species, Fred and Ginger. After this victory, they are ready to move to the next level, a start to cure diseases. Their idea is to implant human DNA into the successful species as a trial experiment. Their superiors deny the request due to the fact that they created a new species and to do the trial experiment, is a project too soon. Frustrated by their denial, Kast decides to do the experiment anyway and tags Nicoli with her. With human DNA implanted, it’s a success. It’s a girl! The creature (Dren) begins to age at a rapid pace, along with a motherly love connection from Kast. Over time, Kast, Nicoli, and Dren become a family, until they notice something different. The older Dren gets, the harder it is to control her. Can Kast and Nicoli gain control over their foster-alien child or will Dren escape and wreak havoc on the city?

Review:

Well, the film was okay. The main reason why I’m not saying that it was awesome is because of the repetition of scenes. One scene was in the lab with the dynamic duo and then at their home and vice verse. There was an unexpected scene from Nicoli, that had me talking. It’s an act that men seem to can’t live without and to no surprise, it’s true. I did enjoy how Kast had a mentality of ignoring danger for perseverance. Kast moved from being determined to create a creature to cure diseases to doing everything she can to love and protect Dren. Like a mother. All in all, I enjoyed watching this film. Will I watch it again? Maybe. Will I buy it when it comes to DVD? If it’s on sale.

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Comments

  1. Robert Barbere says:

    Splice is a twist on the Frankenstein story. Writer and director Natali, even named his main characters after Colin Clive who starred in the 1931 Frankenstein, and Elsa Lanchester who starred in the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein. The film is disturbing even for Sci-Fi horror fans, but I liked it a lot.

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