Jun 11, 2010

Splice - Movie Review

So I saw Splice last night. And I sum up the movie in two words: Messed. Up. In a weird, good way, but messed up none the less. The movie crossed lines I didn't think would be crossed. I don't want to go too much into it in case you're planning to see it, most of what makes the movie so weird happens near the end.

Anyways here's my summary:
Clive & Elsa are two brilliant scientists working for a pharmaceutical company. The beginning of the movie shows the project they have been working on, combining all sorts of animal dna into one creature. They are doing this because this creature produces this protein they need that can help with livestock disease. They don't go too much into the science of it so it's really quite vague. Clive & Elsa want to go to the next level and mix in human dna to their next project, so that they can create products that could help with human genetic disease. Their company denies them of course because of all the moral and legal reasons but they do it anyways in secret. So they create this human and animal dna hybrid that's kinda creepy and kinda cute at the same time. They raise it from a baby and it grows really fast to an adult..that's when it starts to get weird and I will leave it at that..

I don't think I would watch it the movie second time, once was definitely enough but it was unique and I did enjoy it. Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley were excellent and I loved their on screen chemistry. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys sci-fi movies that make you say "what the fuck? Did they just go there?" Yes indeed they went there.

I give this movie a 7.5 out of 10


  1. Fab review.
    I was thinking the same thing when I watched the previews.
    I'm thinking it might give me nightmares.