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Slow to start off but gets better,
This review is from: Splice [DVD] (DVD)
Recorded this on sky as it was on Film4 the other night, watched it last night and actually really enjoyed it. It instantly throws you into a hectic story of two famous scientists (although you dont get this feeling, instead they come across as a couple of dweebs) who are working for a company which looks to be going bankrupt due to unimpressive research into curing diseases e.g cancer,diabetes etc. This is probably the only knowledge the film gives you about the company.
Anyway these two scientists deside they want to mix human DNA with DNA from many other animals to see what happens basically. What they get is some dog looking thing with horse legs with a growth rate of about 2 years a week I think the lady says. Slowly through the film "dren" (they name it) adapts into a half human, half horse legged creature. Its intelligence and curiosity soon develop very quickly as it becomes more mature. Anyways after raising this creature as there child things start to go pearshaped in terms of there relationship and "drens" sanity at being stuck in a barn for fear of been discovered by there employer (who has no idea).
This film is certainly worth the watch, my review isnt the most exciting but if you get some spare time, its deffo a film to see before you die.
Alienish effects 9/10