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Splice (2009)

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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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Complete credited cast:
... Clive Nicoli
... Elsa Kast
... Dren (as Delphine Chaneac)
... Gavin Nicoli
Simona Maicanescu ... Joan Chorot
... William Barlow
... Child Dren
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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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She's Not Human ... Not Entirely. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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4 June 2010 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,385,277, 6 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,999,046, 1 August 2010
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Would be Dark Castle Entertainment's first, and the only, horror film to finally receive a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 71% rating, as the previously released, and eventually released, films were critically panned. See more »

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When determining why Dren developed her predatory instincts they state that they didn't use any predators to create her except human. They used both bird and stingray DNA - both are predators. See more »

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T-Shirt: HUGS NOT DRUGS.
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The company logos appear on X-rays. See more »

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Referenced in Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) See more »

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Thinking in Circles
Written by Richard Pell (as Rich Pell) and Dylan Heming
Performed by The Vertigosound Orchestra
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Started out good, ended up not so good
6 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Splice was a movie that had a lot of promise. It seemed to be building towards something special, but got lost in an unnecessary plot thread that didn't quite work towards the end. THis specific plot started with a scene involving the creature and the character played by Adrian Brody, and it was a scene that didn't quite work because there wasn't enough of a build up towards something like that happening. Sure there were some scenes leading towards that, but in my opinion those scenes were not enough to take such a major step forward, not after he first showed disgust towards the creature at the earlier phases of its development. On top of that the movie goes even farther into absurdity at the conclusion, involving the character played by Sarah Polley and the creature again, taking much of the intelligence of the film out of the equation.

In my opinion, the director was onto something in the beginning but then took the story into an unnecessary direction that might've still worked if there had been some real build up to those points which led to the conclusion. Sure there were some signs, but really not enough. Instead the movie ends in what can only be called a total WTF moment, and it doesn't work at all. Not a horrible movie, but only average and not recommended.


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