Two brilliant geneticists rush to splice human DNA with the recombinant DNA of several receptive animal strains to form a unique new life-form before their funding is pulled by their investors, but their careless disregard for the dangerous consequences unleashes a killer creature in their small lab. This simple retooling of SPECIES is no more intelligent or entertaining, although it does try to mask itself behind a pompous air of psuedo-science. SPLICE sells itself as an intellectual Horror film, but the questions it raises regarding the ethics of cloning are made silly due to the ridiculous plot and unprofessional practices of its characters. Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley are unremarkable as the leads, lending very little to the "nature versus nurture" debate in their respective roles. The cartoony computerization used for Dren's various stages of evolution is a blemish on KNB's typically impressive track record. SPLICE is just another substandard SciFi shocker with a glossy exterior.
If you liked SPLICE, check out:
SPECIES, THE RELIC, JENIFER.