I like modern Frankenstein movies when well meaning scientists attempt to play with things they were never meant to interfere with in the first place. These kinds of stories never end well.
Sara Polley (as Elsa) and Adrienne Brody (Clive) are two corporate scientists who are successful with their work in creating new life forms which in turn are used to produce medicine for livestock.
They of course want to apply their modern techniques to human subjects but to the corporation they work for, that is just more expense - especially when they already have something they can profit from - the livestock medicine. The two scientists find that their work at gene splicing will be shut down right when they are on the verge of human trials.
Elsa is the stronger personality of the two and is easily able to convince Clive to attempt to advance their human gene splice experiment. After several initial failures, they succeed in creating an animal/humane hybrid. Elsa is convinced that they take it to embryo and at each successive stage she is able to easily convince Clive to put aside his ethical fears and let the fetus develop.
With the creature growing faster than they anticipated the two are forced to bring it to an emergency birth. Nothing about this 'mistake' is normal and it should have been killed right away. Again Clive is overrulled.
Of course they don't do what is safe and even become attached to their 'baby'. It's like they have never ever seen a movie of this type before. Every time he wants to kill the creature they name Dren, she does something stupid that just prolongs this 'thing's' life.
I repeat, this will not end well. The movie becomes a story of us waiting for the worse to happen. The two scientists have created something that is developing human feelings that it doesn't understand.
I have to admit that there are times when the little hairless rat/chicken like creature is kinda cute. I feel sorry for it as it grows into a cute demon child.
As you can suspect, regardless of the good intentions of these scientists, many people are going to die as they stumble upon a creature that they do not understand. Elsa has mother issues so of course she sees too late how dangerous her 'baby' is.
Like I said. This will not have a happy ending for the pet cat or anyone else involved.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.