First look: Splice

I love monster movies. When they’re good, they’re great, and when they’re bad, they’re still fun to riff on. I do not know enough about it to judge it yet, but the forthcoming film Splice looks interesting, at the very least. According to science blogger Tamara Krinsky:

The classic monster film gets a deliciously sadistic twist in Vincenzo Natali’s contemporary dissection of the genetic-engineering dilemma. Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered has made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something that is greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. They think they may have created the perfect organism–until she makes a final, shocking metamorphosis that could destroy them–and the rest of humanity.

Phrases like “the next step up on the evolutionary ladder” make me want to *facepalm*, but it is hard to resist a good creature feature.