Just wrote my angry retort to all the haters of the world. Focusing on Charlie Jane Anders at io9, who I actually dig as a contributor.
looks like my account there may not post my retort (they’ve disabled facebook logins, and looks like my direct login was disabled/deleted?).
anywho. In response to this rather lame review, here are some more ranting thoughts on the movie:
Splice is an awesome movie. all thumbs up!
… It’s like Cronenberg and Cunningham had a baby – then recruited a poetic jhorror cinematographer to film it. Who is this Vincenzo Natali? … (oh, snaps. He made Cube. huh.)
random thought barf, which I just attempted to post on netflix: (2,008 characters it seems…):
This is one of those rare movies that is completely transformed by it’s director’s cut.
the theatrical cut is a sloppy mess, but the director’s cut is genius held back by low budget filmmaking.
watching the 30 minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD really doesn’t work. You need to watch them integrated (only possible in the ancient VHS release?). Almost every scene in the movie has had beginning and ending bits chopped off to avoid references to the excised opening scenes.