Friday, 8 April 2011


Dren plays with Dolly!

The third feature film from American-Canadian director and screenwriter Vincenzo Natall is the science fiction horror Splice (2010) starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as a pair of generic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast whose work involves splicing together the DNA of various animals to create a new hybrid for medical use. As always Doctor Frankenstein, these academic types get carried away and our two are no exception adding human DNA to the mix  (obviously for the benefit of mankind?) The pharmaceutical company that sponsor their experiments have got more sense, or is it lack of funds, forbidding the couple from carrying out their objectives. But come on we would not have much of a story, or Dolly the sheep, if all these mad scientists did what they were told!  An interesting slant on the way generic science is heading? Good acting from the two leads, not forgetting Delphine Chaneac as the feminized humanoid. With passable special effects it makes an entertaining movie but without the “punch” of David Cronenberg.

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