History Film / Splice

6th Feb '16 8:05:29 PM spasskysteve
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* IdiotBall:
** "Oh sure, a creaky old farmhouse with rickety boards for walls and glass windows is the ''[[SarcasmMode perfect]]'' security to contain a violent beast with superhuman speed, strength and agility!!"
** A barn with (presumably) lots of sharp implements is a ''great'' place to leave a child unattended for most of the day. How could this possibly go wrong?
** Then the ball is almost literally passed. Elsa gets her brain together after [[spoiler: Dren kills the cat and threatens to kill her as well]], but Clive switches into the "Omigod, she's so cute, [[spoiler: you can't strap her to the table, I think I'll screw her]]" mode.
** It boggles the mind why they didn't amputate Dren's stinger when she was a baby and they'd had her anesthetized for examination. [[spoiler: Sure, it would've grown back, but they didn't ''know'' this, and it would've been a logical safety precaution when they still thought Dren had an animal's intellect.]]
** They could have also perhaps used D.N.A. that didn't include the option for a stinger.
*** Without going back and looking at the animals displayed, the viewer can assume they didn't include any. They mostly, if not entirely, used mammals; and they even mention that none of the DNA samples used included any predators, unless you count humans.
** A cat is too dangerous, it might make her sick. It's not like taking her from a presumably sterile lab and eventually winding up in an abandoned barn could possibly be bad for her. Ah, hell, take the cat back, kid.
** There's a strange new creature which has bitten me before--I think I'll take off my safety mask and glove!
27th Jan '16 11:49:30 AM VenomLancerHae
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* BaldWomen: Dren...
* BewareMyStingerTail: Dren has one of these.

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%% * BaldWomen: Dren...
%% * BewareMyStingerTail: Dren has one of these.



* BodyHorror

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%% * BodyHorror



** Legally, though, they ''were'' Dren's rightful owners.



* CuteMonsterGirl: Dren.

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%% * CuteMonsterGirl: Dren.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dren's stinger coming out when [[spoiler:she orgasms during sex with Clive]].
** It looked like she was going to kill Clive at that point. Probably a result of her life cycle: [[spoiler: mate with a male, kill him, turn male yourself, impregnate a female; Electra and Oedipus in one!]].

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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Dren's stinger coming out when [[spoiler:she orgasms during sex with Clive]].
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Clive]]. It looked like she was going to kill Clive at that point. Probably a result of her life cycle: [[spoiler: mate with a male, kill him, turn male yourself, impregnate a female; Electra and Oedipus in one!]].



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Dren turns into a bloodthirsty killer after her GenderBender...which is quite jarring when comparing that to her naive, childish female form.]]
** Though you would be pretty pissed off too [[spoiler: if you had to claw your way out a grave your parents dug for you. They did think she was dead but her mother had also just finished cutting off her stinger the night before.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn:
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[[spoiler: Dren turns into a bloodthirsty killer after her GenderBender...which is quite jarring when comparing that to her naive, childish female form.]]
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]] Though you would be pretty pissed off too [[spoiler: if you had to claw your way out a grave your parents dug for you. They did think she was dead but her mother had also just finished cutting off her stinger the night before.]]



* FetusTerrible:
* {{Flight}}: Type 1.

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%% * FetusTerrible:
FetusTerrible
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* {{Flight}}: Type 1.



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Elsa's secret reason for making Dren, as well as her later abusive, controlling nature, comes from her abusive mother.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: FreudianExcuse:
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[[spoiler:Elsa's secret reason for making Dren, as well as her later abusive, controlling nature, comes from her abusive mother.]]



* IdealizedSex: Averted with Elsa and Clive having a rather undramatic quickie on the couch. Rather than adhering to TheModestOrgasm trope, Elsa (and Clive) climaxes with audible but restrained gasps and groans to avoid waking up Dren who is asleep in the adjoining room. [[ThePeepingTom It doesn't work.]]

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* IdealizedSex: IdealizedSex:
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Averted with Elsa and Clive having a rather undramatic quickie on the couch. Rather than adhering to TheModestOrgasm trope, Elsa (and Clive) climaxes with audible but restrained gasps and groans to avoid waking up Dren who is asleep in the adjoining room. [[ThePeepingTom It doesn't work.]]



* IdiotBall: "Oh sure, a creaky old farmhouse with rickety boards for walls and glass windows is the ''[[SarcasmMode perfect]]'' security to contain a violent beast with superhuman speed, strength and agility!!"
** A barn with (presumably) lots of sharp implements is a ''great'' place to leave a child unattended for most of the day. How could this possibly go wrong? Sadly this angle isn't played up, but oh well.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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"Oh sure, a creaky old farmhouse with rickety boards for walls and glass windows is the ''[[SarcasmMode perfect]]'' security to contain a violent beast with superhuman speed, strength and agility!!"
** A barn with (presumably) lots of sharp implements is a ''great'' place to leave a child unattended for most of the day. How could this possibly go wrong? Sadly this angle isn't played up, but oh well.wrong?



* ImAManICantHelpIt: [[spoiler:Apparently Clive decides to screw Dren for reasons known only to himself. Perhaps since she had some of his girlfriends features and is ''mostly'' human he figured she was better than a cold shower and waiting an hour for his girl to come home. Or something...]]
** [[spoiler:Maybe pheromones?]]

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* ImAManICantHelpIt: ImAManICantHelpIt:
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[[spoiler:Apparently Clive decides to screw Dren for reasons known only to himself. Perhaps since she had some of his girlfriends features and is ''mostly'' human he figured she was better than a cold shower and waiting an hour for his girl to come home. Or something...]]
** [[spoiler:Maybe pheromones?]]
]]



* IMeantToDoThat: See ShootTheDog

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%% * IMeantToDoThat: See ShootTheDogIMeantToDoThat



** BackwardsName: Dren is {{nerd}} backwards. This hasn't stopped some ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fans from pointing out that it also means... something else...



* MyBelovedSmother: The relationship between Elsa and Dren eventually devolves into this. It doesn't help that [[spoiler:Elsa used her DNA to make Dren]].

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* MyBelovedSmother: MyBelovedSmother:
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The relationship between Elsa and Dren eventually devolves into this. It doesn't help that [[spoiler:Elsa used her DNA to make Dren]].



* NextSundayAD
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Dren, who turns into her adult, male form in the process of coming BackFromTheDead.]]

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%% * NextSundayAD
NextSundayAD: This movie was set in .
* NotQuiteDead: NotQuiteDead:
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[[spoiler:Dren, who turns into her adult, male form in the process of coming BackFromTheDead.]]



* PlotRelevantAgeUp: The [[HumanoidAnimals animal genes within Dren]] cause her to mature to adulthood in just a few weeks.
** But the cells showed to explain Dren's aging divide [[YouFailBiologyForever really, really quickly.]]

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* PlotRelevantAgeUp: The [[HumanoidAnimals animal genes within Dren]] cause her to mature to adulthood in just a few weeks.
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weeks. But the cells showed to explain Dren's aging divide [[YouFailBiologyForever really, really quickly.]]



* ScienceIsBad: While the scientists are the protagonists, this is the vibe one gets after the scientists' arrogance (among other things) leads them to create Dren, [[spoiler:who does indeed murder her creator, or at least one of them]]. Further, the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman ethical]] questions that are brought up are not explored, just brought up and then ignored by the scientists.
** Also a arguable aversion, given that nearly everything that goes bad is portrayed as being a matter of ''human'' failure.

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* ScienceIsBad: ScienceIsBad:
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While the scientists are the protagonists, this is the vibe one gets after the scientists' arrogance (among other things) leads them to create Dren, [[spoiler:who does indeed murder her creator, or at least one of them]]. Further, the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman ethical]] questions that are brought up are not explored, just brought up and then ignored by the scientists.
** Also a arguable an aversion, given that nearly everything that goes bad is portrayed as being a matter of ''human'' failure.



* ScrewYourself
* SequelHook: At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Elsa is pregnant with Dren's baby]], and the boss thanks Elsa for her readiness to carry on with "phase two" of the project

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%% * ScrewYourself
* SequelHook: SequelHook:
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At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Elsa is pregnant with Dren's baby]], and the boss thanks Elsa for her readiness to carry on with "phase two" of the project



* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Elsa does this to Dren in order to [[spoiler:cut off her stinger]], which serves two purposes -- [[spoiler:making her less dangerous and giving her a source of tissue for extracting enzymes]].
** She also does it to dehumanize Dren.

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: StrappedToAnOperatingTable:
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Elsa does this to Dren in order to [[spoiler:cut off her stinger]], which serves two purposes -- [[spoiler:making her less dangerous and giving her a source of tissue for extracting enzymes]].
** She Elsa also does it to dehumanize Dren.



* TemptingFate: "''[[ArcWords What's the worst that could happen]]''", Elsa? Turns out you could end up creating an ungodly, chimeric [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] that [[spoiler: tries to kill you, steals your man, turns male, kills him, his brother and your boss, and last but not least, rapes you and leaves you pregnant]].
** And even after all that, Elsa's ''still'' [[ViolationOfCommonSense at it]].

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* TemptingFate: "''[[ArcWords What's the worst that could happen]]''", Elsa? Turns out you could end up creating an ungodly, chimeric [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] that [[spoiler: tries to kill you, steals your man, turns male, kills him, his brother and your boss, and last but not least, rapes you and leaves you pregnant]].
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pregnant]]. And even after all that, Elsa's ''still'' [[ViolationOfCommonSense at it]].



* TranshumanTreachery
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: It is implied with the technology available to the team at N.E.R.D, (such as artificial uteruses that can grow clones without surrogate mothers), ''far'' more advanced than anything we have now, and the common practice of hybridization that this film takes place sometime in the near future rather than present day proper.

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%% * TranshumanTreachery
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture:
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It is implied with the technology available to the team at N.E.R.D, (such as artificial uteruses that can grow clones without surrogate mothers), ''far'' more advanced than anything we have now, and the common practice of hybridization that this film takes place sometime in the near future rather than present day proper.



* TheVoiceless: Dren.
** Except for two words. It also makes several screeching noises too.

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* TheVoiceless: Dren.
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Dren. Except for two words. It also makes several screeching noises too.
16th Dec '15 8:22:17 AM erforce
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheFly'', another genetic BodyHorror film centered around sex and the dysfunctional family

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheFly'', ''Film/TheFly1986'', another genetic BodyHorror film centered around sex and the dysfunctional family
2nd Dec '15 9:17:46 AM crazysamaritan
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** [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil: until she becomes a man.]]
* TheBechdelTest: Passes. The last scene of the film is Elsa and her female boss, discussing what has happened, and where they will go from there.
18th May '15 11:57:11 PM ChrisDen
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** Clive and Elsa's boss is an older woman. At the end of the film, she clears up her kids' mess (i.e. organises a cover up), and puts a consoling hand on Elsa's shoulder. One expects that she will be keeping a closer eye on the kids in future ...

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** Clive and Elsa's boss is an older woman. At the end of the film, she clears up her kids' mess (i.e. organises organizes a cover up), and puts a consoling hand on Elsa's shoulder. One expects that she will be keeping a closer eye on the kids in future ...



* NextSundayAD.

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* NextSundayAD.NextSundayAD



* PerspectiveReversal Elsa and Clive end up switching roles as the film progresses. Initially, Elsa is the one who treats Dren as a living being, while Clive wishes they had killed her before she matured. After they get to the farm, Elsa becomes more strict and cold towards Dren, while Clive begins warming up to her and tries to help her through her emotional outbursts. [[spoiler: Elsa then tries to sever all emotional connection with Dren after Dren kills her cat and threatens her]].

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* PerspectiveReversal PerspectiveReversal: Elsa and Clive end up switching roles as the film progresses. Initially, Elsa is the one who treats Dren as a living being, while Clive wishes they had killed her before she matured. After they get to the farm, Elsa becomes more strict and cold towards Dren, while Clive begins warming up to her and tries to help her through her emotional outbursts. [[spoiler: Elsa then tries to sever all emotional connection with Dren after Dren kills her cat and threatens her]].



* StrawHypocrite: Elsa spends the first half of the movie treating H-50 like a daughter, even naming her Dren. But when Dren kills the cat she had previously been enamoured with and threatens to do the same to her, Elsa straps Dren to an operating table, removes the clothes and makeup she'd given her, and cuts her stinger off while referring to her as H-50 again - citing "disproportionate species identification" - which she had been actively encouraging earlier on - as an explanation for Dren's "dangerous psychological developments".

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* StrawHypocrite: Elsa spends the first half of the movie treating H-50 like a daughter, even naming her Dren. But when Dren kills the cat she had previously been enamoured enamored with and threatens to do the same to her, Elsa straps Dren to an operating table, removes the clothes and makeup she'd given her, and cuts her stinger off while referring to her as H-50 again - citing "disproportionate species identification" - which she had been actively encouraging earlier on - as an explanation for Dren's "dangerous psychological developments".



** And even after all that, Elsa's ''still'' [[ViolationOfCommonSense at it]]..

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** And even after all that, Elsa's ''still'' [[ViolationOfCommonSense at it]]..it]].



** Except for two words. It also makes several screeching noises too

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** Except for two words. It also makes several screeching noises tootoo.
1st May '15 6:23:07 AM WillBGood
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Acting in secret to avoid getting busted by their bosses at the pharmaceutical company, Clive and Elsa create Dren, a [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid creature]] made from human and animal DNA that exhibits remarkable intelligence and physical attributes, as well as accelerated aging. Initially treating their creation as a cute pet, they soon have to move her to Elsa's old farmhouse once it grows too big for its britches. In addition, they have to worry about Gavin, Clive's brother and co-worker at the lab, once he figures out about Dren and threatens to spill the beans to their boss.

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Acting in secret to avoid getting busted by their bosses at the pharmaceutical company, Clive and Elsa create Dren, a [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid creature]] made from human and animal DNA that exhibits remarkable intelligence and physical attributes, as well as accelerated aging. Initially treating their creation as a cute pet, they soon have to move her to Elsa's old farmhouse once it she grows too big for its her britches. In addition, they have to worry about Gavin, Clive's brother and co-worker at the lab, once he figures out about Dren and threatens to spill the beans to their boss.
1st Feb '15 6:47:29 AM Katsuhagi
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Added DiffLines:

* ItIsDehumanizing: Elsa goes back and forth on this, at one point insisting that Dren is a "her" not an "it" but switches back to "it" later.
29th Jan '15 4:03:03 PM Morgenthaler
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''Splice'' is a 2009 [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]][=/=]BodyHorror film directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Creator/AdrienBrody and Creator/SarahPolley.

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''Splice'' is a 2009 [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]][=/=]BodyHorror film directed by Vincenzo Natali Creator/VincenzoNatali and starring Creator/AdrienBrody and Creator/SarahPolley.
22nd Sep '14 3:03:59 PM arisboch
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** It looked like she was going to kill Clive at that point. Probably a result of her life cycle: [[spoiler: mate with a male, kill him, turn male yourself, impregnate a female]].

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** It looked like she was going to kill Clive at that point. Probably a result of her life cycle: [[spoiler: mate with a male, kill him, turn male yourself, impregnate a female]].female; Electra and Oedipus in one!]].
5th Jul '14 11:55:59 PM Arawn999
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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: When Dren [[spoiler:switches from being female to male its breasts disappear, its skin becomes darker, spines emerge from its lower back, and it its dorsal fins become larger and more monstrous-looking]].

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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: When Dren [[spoiler:switches from being female to male its breasts disappear, its face becomes harsher, its skin becomes darker, spines emerge from its lower back, and it its dorsal fins become larger and more monstrous-looking]].
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