Splice

May. 19th, 2010 10:45 pm
elfgrove: (Morals Won't Save The World)
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Okay. So I had 2 free tickets for a special preview screening of Splice tonight. With the director present for live Q&A after the film. (Which was an incredibly cool opportunity.)

The short of it. Spoiler free.

The movie was good. It was thought-provoking. The special effects were excellent. The story flowed pretty well. The themes. Oh god, I could talk about the ethics and the science and the gender role issues in this film for hours upon hours.

Splice is a modern day adaptation of Frankenstein. And it is just as disturbing and thoughtful as Frankenstein is meant to be.
It is good, and I advise seeing it.

I'm glad I got to have director Q&A after the film, because it added knowing the intent and hearing how the audience received the movie.

A note of warning.
This movie is disturbing. It earns its R rating in a couple of ways and I am so freaking disturbed right now.
But I think it was so worth seeing.

(Spoiler-ific review will be written when I get around to reviewing the last 3 movies I've seen.)

Date: 2010-05-20 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyro-ike.livejournal.com
Sounds awesome. I'm glad it's not just another scifi-for-the-sake-of-shiny-effects movie. I'll have to gather some of the other GTAs to watch it, hopefully without too much need for MST on the science parts. But a modern-day/modern-science Frankenstein, complete with the intended themes of questionable scientific ethics? Yes please.

Date: 2010-05-20 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
To be honest, "questionable scientific ethics" isn't the theme. It's the plot. Gender roles is one of the themes.

Date: 2010-05-20 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyro-ike.livejournal.com
Ah. Well, that too then. In that case I'm thankful that the trailers don't display every important detail.

Date: 2010-05-21 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyro-ike.livejournal.com
On second thought: Yes it is. Or it's at least A theme addressed in the movie. It's also part of the plot, but that also adds in "what happens when science goes HORRIBLY WRONG".

Being someone with a first-hand view of what scientific ethics apply to, it's certainly what I'd consider a major theme from the clips I've seen so far.

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