Director: Vincenzo Natali. Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac. 104 min. Rated R. Canada/France/USA. Sci-Fi.
What's up with the Canadians, and their slimey-gooey sci-fi flicks? Cronenberg was the innovator of such human/beast Frankenstein-like deviations (The Fly, Dead Ringers), and now another Canadian (Polley) stars in a movie set in Toronto about splicing human and fish/bird/reptile/(I lost count) DNA together, showing a very possible future in which humans create new species, and herald numerous bizarre ethical dilemmas. For instance, is copulating with your own spliced creation considered incest? Correct: this movie is not for the weak of heart. But it will make you think, and cause an urge to wash your hands when it's over.
(Trivia: Brody and Polley share character names (Clive and Elsa) with actors of the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein, Colin Clive and Elsa Lanchaster.)