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YMMV: Splice
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics fell in love with Splice, while Joe Popcorn has a more Love It or Hate It attitude.
  • Fetish Fuel Station Attendant
  • Freud Was Right: Whoa boy....
  • Narm: Elsa walking in on Clive and Dren while they're having sex can come across as a bit more humorous than was likely intended.
    • The disastrous press conference that presents Fred and Ginger to the public gets really over-the-top once the audience gets splattered with their blood.
  • Squick: What else do you call Male Dren raping Elsa?
    • A Milton reference?
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: The film shares a similar title and basic premise to Species.
  • Ugly Cute: Dren's first ambulatory form looks like human features stretched over a kangaroo rat. Or possibly the cutest Silent Hill monster ever.
  • Uncanny Valley: Dren as a child fell right into this category, what with her eyes on the side of her head, which made her look like a fish. Slightly averted when she got older, but not enough to stop the sex scene between her and Clive from being exceptionally uncomfortable to watch.
  • Unfortunate Implications: While Dren is female, she's a generally sympathetic figure, bordering somewhere between Jerkass Woobie and Tragic Monster at worst. After becoming male, Dren's only characterization is as an aggressive, murderous rapist.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Uncanny Valley aside, the special effects that bring Dren to life are this for the most part.

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