Excerpt: A Director's Playground: Vincenzo Natali On The Set Of Splice - Zoom In On The Innovative Filmmaker Of The Global Cult Sensation Cube As He And His Creative Team Explore New Motivating Territory
Excerpt: Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) don't want much out of life except to save the world from genetic diseases. To do that, they've begun splicing the genomes of various animals together in order to create living laboratories for new vaccines. But when the heartless corporation they work for decides they're going to have to give up the sexy lab work and spend a few years on actually making money, well that's just too far.
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. I think the last part of the film drifts too much into territory we've seen in hundreds of other horror films, but that can be forgiven because of the sly tongue-in-cheek way it looks at science during the first part.
Excerpt: Splice is a science fiction thriller with grand ambitions, not of the special effects variety, but of the thinking kind. It arrives at the right time. With mankind perpetually on the brink of amazing genetic scientific discovery it seems wise to ask whether these are the kinds of discoveries we should make. And Splice wants to ask that question, it really does. But it never quite gets there and instead ends up examining a far less interesting possibility.
Excerpt: "Splice" is an ambitious and provocative film that presents an intelligent take on an often visited ethical dilemma. The performances from both the leads and creature are great, and help to sustain a relatively solid story that unfortunately winds up being undercut by a perversely baffling and cumbersome climax. Competent in splicing a difficult genre and theme, this film still manages to be an engrossing yet erring blend of horror and oddball family drama.
Excerpt: För mig måste en film fylla en funktion för att jag ens skall börja se den. Visserligen blir det en del tvångstittning nu och då, men då jag själv väljer skall filmen vara intellektuellt utmanande och underhållande eller så enbart underhållande, vilket gör att den kan vara hur korkad som helst. En tekniskt bra film kan vara usel i berättelsen och det håller sällan.