Monday, December 13, 2010

163. December 12, 2010 - Splice (2010)

This is by far the most disturbing film I've seen in a while (though I'm going to see 127 Hours tonight, so we'll see how I feel after that). It was sort of under the radar when it first came out and didn't stick around very long, at least in New England. I think that it would have benefited from being released around Halloween - it seems an odd choice for early summer release. The girl who plays Dren (the genetically engineered thing that at various times looks like a wingless chicken, a velociraptor or a teenage girl with weird eyes and a tail) does a great job in communicating without speaking. The way she moves her head is downright creepy. The moral questions that come up in this film are endless and the level of guts that the filmmakers had to go some of those places is astounding.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. I watched this a couple of nights ago. I still can't work out a rating because it was good but so stuffed up at the same time!