Saturday, November 6, 2010

Splice (2009)

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.)

Mo says:


  1. A modern Frankenstein in shape of female …so if I said I enjoyed that , I lied . I think it mainly goes to 2 scenes that rather easily disgusted , not only for me but also the entire audience, I guess … and now I see you exactly told the point : sense of watching sexual relation like incest which was not good and may affect overall perception of movie ,I wish it could be altered and directed it better way .It seems today it’s really risky to make a movie without porno scene…whatever it’s weird it ‘s better !
    but interesting to hear others’ comment like :
    Stephen King named it one of his favorite movies of the year.

  2. I always take a note of Stephen King's top 10 movies of the year, and many times I seriously disagree with him. For instance this year he listed "Jackass 3D", last year "The Taking of Pelham 123", and two years ago "Death Race", among his top 10s of the year.

    I love the guy's writing, but either he isn't watching enough movies (to know there's better stuff out there), or his movie tastes are just negligable.