Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered has made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment.
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On the surface, it seems derivative of predecessors such as "Species" -- the disappointingly typical horror-movie climax reinforces this. But in the middle, there is a fascinating allegory about the perils and anxieties of parenting, especially when fraught with a family history of abuse. The comparisons to Cronenberg may be unavoidable, but somewhat inaccurate. Natali is unique in his own right.
A refreshingly original sci-fi/horror film that focuses on unsettling ideas and characters rather than just slick visuals and special effects, though it also does an excellent job at those too. Strong performances and an intriguing, original story - it'd be nice to see Hollywood turn out more genre films like this.
Dysfunctional family drama in the guise of a horror movie has outstanding special effects, some genuine scares and good points, but too many unintentionally funny moments mute the overall impact. Still, it's one of the most imaginative horror films to come out in recent years and a mostly enjoyable experience.
Wasn't what I was expecting at all. So much of this is influenced by Cronenberg and it does it all well. At first I came out really enjoying it but I've thought about it more and more after seeing it and I just love it.
Think of Splice as the unofficial sequel to David Cronenberg's "Crimes of the Future". So, in a sense, it's the best film Cronenberg never made. It's also what Sony EyePet for the PS3 will look like in 10-15 years.
You sick, talented bastard. Way to go. I used to wonder why there was so little of this. We live in a world of transhumanism euphoria, of tattoos and all sorts all body mods becoming mainstream, of millions dreaming of the singularity. But still, to actually see this seems too much. We can dream of a machine dominated world. Of fusion with machines. But this seems really disturbing. Seems wrong. That's interesting.