April 21, 2024

Hollywood’s latest bioethics seminar

Another bioethics horror film

Here’s this summer’s bioethics seminar – the film Splice. Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) have created incredible hybrid animals by splicing DNA. Now they want to created a human-animal hybrid. Defying the pharmaceutical company that funds their research, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own, ignoring their society’s ethical and legal boundaries. The result is a frightening created, Dren (nerd spelled backwards) who develops into a deadly, winged humanoid monster. 

It has scored 72% on Rotten Tomatoes — “Splice is just creepy. Creepy creature, creepy scientists, creepy
corrupt corporation” is a typical review. Would anyone out there care to comment?

Michael Cook