Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) are two young scientists who have been given the job of running a genetic laboratory at a large corporation to develop a protein using animal gene splicing from several different species. To speed up the process, they secretly take a chance and add human DNA to the experiment. What they get is a new organism which Clive wants to destroy, but Elsa convinces him to let it live a little longer.
As the creature grows bigger, you begin to see a new animal species. The creature looks like a human female, but it has many features of several animals. The creature has wings, a stinger, can breathe under water, and can communicate with Elsa. They begin to bond with the creature and name her Dren (Delphine Chaneac). Their little experiment has gotten out of hand, and it could be the end to their careers if it got out that they created an animal/human hybrid. They move Dren to Elsa’s farm in the country where Dren continues to transform into something stronger. Clive and Elsa finally learn the reason why they shouldn’t play with Mother Nature.
From the trailer, I was expecting it to be a horror movie with a sci-fi storyline, but it didn’t turn out that way. I seemed to be straight science fiction. So, I was kind of disappointed in it.
I thought the movie was sort of dragged out and didn’t explain as much as they should have. There were a few moments where they left me confused because they didn’t go into depth with what they were trying to explain. Most of the storyline was pretty easy to follow, though. As for the ending, it was pretty much given away, half way through. Basically, you’ll already know what happens, if you’re paying attention to it. Which is probably another reason why I didn’t like this movie, as I hoped for.
If you haven’t seen this movie, I would only recommend it to people who are looking for a science fiction movie and nothing more. It just shows what happens when you mix DNA and create hybrid creatures. Also, the movie was mostly all talking, until the end.
If you’re looking for the same thing I was with mostly a horror movie, then don’t waste your time, because you’ll find it quite boring.
One good thing out of it, it was a different movie, at least (comparing to what movies have been coming out lately).
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