Splice (2009)



Filed under : review, sci-fi

“She’s not human…not entirely.”

- Splice

When I first saw the trailer to this film, it didn’t look like something that I really wanted to see. So, I held off on seeing it. Though, it did peak my curiosity…just a bit.

Recently, I made the decision to go ahead and check it out. Going into the movie, I had heard some really bad reviews about it. And, I knew going in – I may not like it.

But, I guess my curiosity got the better of me. Was it worth it? To be honest, I think it was executed pretty badly but had some really good entertainment value (kind of like this movie).

In a way, I guess the trailer can be a bit misleading. When I first saw the trailer, I thought I knew what the movie was going to be all about. And, I assumed the film would just take place in one location. But, I was wrong.

At first, the film is a bit slow. It introduces you to the characters and their lives. At times, the first couple of scenes felt kind of slow.

(Note: For those who have seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about).

But, the movie does take a turn (about halfway through). To be honest, it really surprised me. From there, let me just say – the events that happened were pretty unexpected. Quite frankly, I was shocked at some of the scenes and events that took place in the film – it truly threw me for a loop.

(Note: For those who have not seen the movie yet, I don’t want to ruin it for you but let’s me just say – there were a lot of “in your face” type moments that really shocked me).

In my opinion, I guess some of the scenes and events were really quite unexpected and a bit over the top. But, at the same time – it really did have some entertainment value. To be honest, I was stunned yet entertained at the same time. There were some parts of the movie that were so out there yet amused me at the same time.

(Note: For those who have seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about).

As for the movie itself, I think it had an interesting storyline. Though, it just was not executed that well. And, I think they could have made the story better.

There were parts that were interesting but at the same time – parts that were just too unbelievable and over the top. I think if they changed a few things with the script, it could have worked with better execution.

If you’re looking for a really good sci-fi movie with a good storyline and meaning, this film is probably not the best pick. Though, if you enjoy sci-fi type films and want to be entertained in a comedic way – I’d say this film does have some entertainment value.

(Note: When I say “comedic way,” it’s style and entertainment value can be kind of compared to this movie).

All in all, I’d say this movie would be really fun to watch with a group (if there’s nothing else out there to watch). To be honest, I have no more words for this film – I really don’t know what else to say. It was both intriguing yet shocking and amusing to watch at the same time.

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9 Responses to “Splice (2009)”

  1. Candice Frederick says:

    i think arien brody is a good actor. wish he would be in better movies.

  2. Film Gurl says:

    I agree. I think he did a decent job in "Predators." This movie was pretty crazy. After the turning point, it just got really out of control. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Sadako says:

    Haven't seen this one yet, but I'm kind of intrigued now. Nice write up.

  4. willy jerk-off says:

    I want to bugger Sarah Polley (as she was in 1997 when she was 18, not as she is now obviously).

  5. Sean Grey Hanson says:

    This movie truly impressed me in its pursuit of a more complex emotional response than fear.

  6. jervaise brooke hamster says:

    Of the 5 com-girl-ts above Willy Jerk-Offs was easily the most entertaining and i also thoroughly and whole-heartedly agree with every word of it.

  7. Film Gurl says:

    I think "Jervaise Brooke Hamster" and "Willy Jerk-Off" are one and the same person.

  8. M. Hufstader says:

    Splice was also not what I expected–I agree, the trailer was very misleading. But I was kind of pleasantly surprised, I got into it. I was along for the ride. And then when–SPOILER ALERT–he had sex with the creature? Whoa-ho. They went there. I give the movie mad props for actually making that jump, as twisted and insane as it was. So I was completely on board. But then…I feel like the ending fell a little short. It solved everything a little too simply and seemed more like the director just needed a quick ending and so threw in the whole–SPOILER ALERT–"everyone dies" routine. Cleans up the rest of the movie pretty easily and wraps it all up nicely. Nonetheless, I felt like it didn't live up to the complex and high standards the rest of the movie had delivered on, so I left the theater disappointed. But good review, and I definitely sympathize with mixed feelings on this one.

  9. Film Gurl says:

    Yes, there were definitely a lot of unexpected moments! It will be interesting to see how the next one pans out – I had no idea there was going to be a sequel until it was foreshadowed at the end of the movie. Glad you enjoyed the review!

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