Tuesday, June 08, 2010

电影: 變種殺機 / Movie: "Splice"

On Tuesday, I went to the Coliseum with S and N to see this sci-fi movie co-produced by Canada and France. Here is the plot, minus the spoiler:

"... Superstar genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals, to create incredible new hybrid animals. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiments in the pursuit of even greater scientific discovery. They secretly blend human DNA with their creations, ignoring their society's ethical and legal boundaries. The scientists name their creature Dren (nerd spelled backwards), and though at first Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerated rate — and threatens to become their worst nightmare. The two must come to terms with their decision as their creature quickly develops ...." (source: Wikipedia)

Given my science and technology background and the recent news abt the making of "synthetic life", I find the horror film intriguing and thought-provoking, even though the storyline itself was a bit predictable. I mean: "What's the worst that could happen?"

* Wikipedia (spoil alert!!): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splice_(film)
* YouTube: "Splice - Trailer" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6o_Vl2f07Q


啤酒花™_J said...

a good movie? entertainment value? thought-provoking is certain in this case!

Kempton said...

enjoyable movie? worth your time and money to watch it? I watched the trailer and saw some good and bad review of the movie.

Haricot 微豆 said...

啤酒花™_J: The actors and actresses are not the most famous, but their performances were reasonable. The theme was interesting altho the storyline was a bit obvious to me. I would give a 3.5 out of 6 stars.

Haricot 微豆 said...

Kempton: I went on a Tuesday and paid abt five bucks for the half-price ticket, including tax. Beside, I am interested in biotech and the associated ethical questions. So, it was worthwhile for me.

readandeat said...

The story sounded like the movie "Species". I'm thinking of going to watch it.

Haricot 微豆 said...

Readandeat: In certain aspects, there are some similarities btwn the two movies, but .... (won't give you the spoiler here :)

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