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Splice (2009)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  4 June 2010 (USA)
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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

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Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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£110,225 (UK) (23 July 2010)

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£239,538 (UK) (30 July 2010)
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The main scientist characters, Clive and Elsa, are named as an homage to The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), a similarly themed movie. Colin Clive played Dr. Henry Frankenstein while Elsa Lanchester played Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley/The Bride. See more »

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When Dren hangs upside down from the rafter in the barn, her dress doesn't fall down around her shoulders. See more »

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Clive Nicoli: Why the fuck did you make her in the first place? Huh? For the betterment of mankind? You never wanted a normal child because you were afraid of losing control.
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Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Is It O.K. To Edit DNA? (2014) See more »

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Night and Dren
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What's With You People?
8 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three fourths of these reviews hate the movie and whine about the idiot decisions of the scientists. Well of COURSE they made idiotic decisions! Where's the film if they made perfectly sane decisions? What kind of film is that?

I actually thought the film was effing brilliant. I think it took a familiar premise and retooled it. The performances of Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley were exemplary, as always. I saw it for Sarah Polley as she is one of my favorite actors and one of the most underrated ones out there today. The actress that played Dren was also strong and had the perfect mix of human, alien, and innocence.

The film addresses many scientific issues, but does so with a moral and emotional center. I like that the film doesn't pull punches and I like that there are consequences for the actions of the scientists. I thought the complex relationship of the couple and their creation was skillfully rendered and and excellently acted.

Was it flawed? Sure. But it was also really kick ass and I'd see it again in a heartbeat.

If you want your horror sci-fi movies neat and tidy and pedestrian this probably isn't for you.


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