"Splice" Movie Trailer Review

5/13/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie Trailer Review


By our guest blogger, Joel Crabtree

"Splice," the new film from visionary sci-fi filmmaker "Vincenzo Natali," looks like 1995's "Species" with a brain. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

The film stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as scientists meddling around with cloning technology. If there's one thing that science fiction has taught us over the years, it's that it's never a good idea to meddle.

Breaking all the rules with their experiment, Brody's Clive and Polley's Elsa create a hybrid of a human mixed with animal DNA — which leads to the film's tagline "Science's newest miracle is a mistake." The creature, known as Dren, becomes an unstoppable killing force.

No, the concept for "Splice" is nothing new. Filmmakers, authors and crazy people have been warning us about the dangers of technology and "playing God" for years. Judging by the trailer, "Splice" looks to separate itself from the pack by digging deeper into the moral and ethical issues behind the choices of science.

Natali is best-known for his film "Cube," an intense sci-fi thriller that leaves you with as many questions as answers. With a background in high-concept science fiction, It looks as though Natali will deliver another compelling film with "Splice."

Brody and Polley are two smart actors who would not sign on for a project that was simply a remake of, say, "Species." They need a story with some substance, and "Splice" looks to have plenty.

"Splice" hits theaters June 4.

Below is the trailer.  What are your thoughts on "Splice"?

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  1. Edward29 said...

    When I first saw the trailer I thought Species.
    Your right it does seem smarter and better put together using human cloning\genetic engineering political controversy.
    This looks good and probably go see it.
    This weekend I maybe saw 3 different trailers on TV alone and I feel I already saw the whole movie already.
    I really hate how much they reveal in trailers these days.
    I like the example of Cloverfield.
    They had a great ad campaign revealing very little just enough to spark curiosity. JJ Abrams is a genius.