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Splice
Splice (2010)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Clive(Adrien Brody) and Elsa(Sarah Polley) are a pair of brilliant scientists whose cutting-edge experiments in genetic engineering make them superstars in their field. As devoted to their careers as they are to one another, they start conducting unauthorized experiments with new animal species that show great promise. Drunk with their god-like powers, they introduce human DNA into one of their creations,the result is Dren(Delphine Chaneac),an amazing strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. While Dren inspires maternal feelings in Elsa, she evokes something far-from-paternal in Clive, something that poses a threat to them all. Then, when this seemingly perfect organism makes a final, shocking metamorphosis, it is mankind itself that is threatened.
If their first mistake was creating Dren,their second is letting her live...
Words to live(or die) by.
From the opening credits one can sense that this film is not a "Species" re-imagining,
you get totally immersed in to this movie.
Director ,Vincenzo Natali(who also co-wrote the story and screenplay)
is quite the filmmaker.As the film progresses,you know the proverbial bag o' dookie is gonna hit the fan(you know that "dookie"is an actually medical term ...go on "Google" it.I'll wait 'til you come back......you know I'm joking ,right?)and the strange thing about it is ... you are going to want to watch as the horror unfolds.One of the main ingredients of a great thriller.


This film will make you feel uncomfortable...not "Human Centipede" uncomfortable,but heeby jeeby(another medical term )uncomfortable.
Brody and Polley work well together...their performances are a true collaboration.Oscar -winning Brody ,doesn't pull the old Nicholas Cage and use his Oscar as a crutch .Brody does a great job.And I have to say this is Polley's best effort to date.The stand out here is ,Chaneac. Her performance as Dren ,the bird/reptile/America's Next Top Model ,is a scene stealer...you don't know whether to be attracted to her or freaked the hell out.(freaking out ,still kid of a turn-on ,no? TMI,grandpa,TMI.)
Guillermo del Toro(one of the producers along with Joel Silver) calls "Splice"...the movie that has everything...The perfect Date movie!"...hmmm,to me"Splice" is a great Horror/Thriller flick with plenty of scares.A perfect "Date Movie"? I guess ...if your date was the aforementioned "Human Centipede".(again...not necessarily a bad thing)
Good o' Horror is back,Baby!!!
and it's name is "Splice"

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I guess since i'm on(but totally drained ) I'll give my non-spoiler review.This movie will knock your socks off.it's totally different from what you expect.Different from the first film ,but totally in a good way.the plot's out there, so i won't go into that.
Mignola and del Toro spin a tale that covers the world and the otherworldly.you will be immersed into a world of familiar old friends and enthalled by some new ones.
visually ,two words comes to mind spectacular and breathtaking..."eye protein" as del toro calls it...INDEED!!!to see the concepts in the "Art Of..." book come to life are a wonder in itself.(kudos to all involved).
The performances...are stellar.Perlman gives his talent of comedic timing a work out.and kicks monster butt like no other"Hellboy SMASH!"[img]http://forums.comicbookresources.com/images/smilies/original/tongue.gif[/img] .It was pleasing to hear Doug Jones voice along with his impressive/expressive performance through all the make-up.You'll believe a fish man walks the earth .Selma Blair has much more to do this time out and gives a better performance.Another stand out was Luke Goss .Physically...powerful. and as a villian ...vicious.Great piece of work this time around.This is a love letter to all the Lord of the Ringers who doubt that del toro is not up to the job. Watch this film July 11th...heck watch it twice to appreciate all the craftsmanship that's up on the screen.[img]http://forums.comicbookresources.com/images/smilies/original/biggrin.gif[/img]
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