Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Movie Review: Splice

Budget: $30 million
Grossed: $17 million

Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac

So not worth the 1:45 minutes spent watching it.

Splice is basically a 2010 remake of Species, however the director must have had a skin-head fetish, as I would rather take Natasha Henstridge’s psycho alien-human hybrid any day over Delphine Chanéac’s more chrome-domed, hermaphroditic version. Much like “The Animal” starring Rob Schneider was a snide remake of “Inspector Gadget” with Sara Jessica Parker’s Hubby, Mathew Broderick (a testament that the good guy often does end up with the great gal!)

The script is well thought of, a semi-original idea where man tries to mix human and animal DNA for medicinal research purposes. Once more science goes too far and, lo and behold, a monster is created. It does not delve into the characters story-lines much, flash-backs are used with no relevant tie in as to their impact on behavior.

Dren (name of ani-human hybrid femenoid) is a direct copy of the aliens from "The Arrival", Charlie Sheen's 1996 Sci-Fi movie.

Summary: Avoid watching at all costs. Acting was sub-par. Contains sexual scenes (3 in total, 1 human, 2 interspecies). Only credit to this movie is Oscar winner Adrien Brody being on the cast.

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