How I missed a beautiful work of art like Splice, I'll never know. Well, actually I do know -- this movie got bad reviews at the time and despite it's starring one of my favorite actors, the flawless Adrien Brody, I knew not a soul who would've wanted to spend their time and money watching this.
Not a soul but me.
|I've got a soft spot for tall white guys with big noses.|
Dren happens -- an adorable pig-rat-fish thing that subsists on sugar and Elsa's coos of encouragement.
Julie and Octo did a superb job of summarizing this back in oh-ten, and I pretty much agree with a lot of what they said. A few troubles I had with the movie were with Elsa -- it's her damn duty as a scientist to create, clone, kill and autopsy animals everyday to get what she wants. How'd she get her damn doctorate? Woman must've killed a thousand mice, tested over a hundred beagles and primates to get her Ph. D. and she can't stand to terminate "Dren" in the name of science!
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There's one scene that I thought the movie could do without, but later realized was necessary in order for the ending to have the same impact. Either way, if you want some messed up, unethical scientific practices, Splice delivers!