Orange Wednesday Recommendation: Splice

Orange Wednesday is here again! After the epic Inception last week, I thought i’d check out Vincenzo Natali’s Splice

Clive and Elsa 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, producing a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts: a rapidly developing animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. While this female creature 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.

To partake in Orange Wednesdays, simply text ‘FILM’ to ‘241’ from your Orange handset (sorry everyone not on Orange!) – Be sure to let me know what you think of Splice in the comments!

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