Excerpt: I suppose it’s human nature to be interested in a science fiction movie. This genre allows us to experience things that we’re likely not able to do ourselves though with some of the inventions we have these days, that might not ring true.
Excerpt: Written and directed by Vincenzo Natali and originally intended to be made after Cube earned him some recognition, Splice wasn’t made until Guillermo Del Toro got on board at which point Natali’s film found major studio funding from the mighty WB. How does it shape up? It’s okay.
Summary: I said at the outset that I was drawn by the Frankenstein aspect of the film. That’s exactly what this movie is. I don’t necessarily mean the Boris Karloff Universal creature, although Karloff brought this kind of emotion to the creation.
Excerpt: The Film Remember Adrien Brody? You know, the guy who won an Oscar? Apparently, making out with Halle Berry for all of the world to see isn't such a wise career move. It gets you booked into movies like Splice .
Excerpt: Superstar genetic engineers Clive and Elsa specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine.
Conclusion: I think I liked 'Splice' much more than most people did, and that's fine. Its sci-fi elements, and how it deals with the life-changing aspect of creating a new humanoid life form, make the movie worth watching.
Conclusion: Again, Splice isn't for everyone. It certainly isn't perfect any number of minor issues may interfere with your ability to enjoy its unsettling wares. I, for one, was taken by its clever oedipal cautionary tale, but I also wouldn't spend much time defending Natali's latest effort to anyone who...