The Movies - Splice, Frankenstein And Blade Runner : Deal With Advanced Scientific Advancements

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The movies - Splice, Frankenstein and Blade Runner - deal with advanced scientific advancements which all lead to the creation of life forms created through artificial methods, particularly genetic mutation or genetic engineering. Splice is centered on the creation of a novel hybrid creatures through the process of splicing together DNA of different animals. (IMDb, 2009) The genetic engineers responsible gain fame for their achievement, while also acknowledging the unethical nature of their behavior when using human DNA to create the creature. (Hood, 2010) There were multiple times throughout the movie where they questioned whether they should continue with the experiment because of the potential negative consequences as well as the ethics involved with the experiment. Frankenstein is about a doctor who animates a body assembled with dead body parts gathered from graveyards. (Krinsky) Frankenstein highlights incompetent and unethical behavior with regard to scientific research. The doctor made the decision to continue with his experiment even when he was forced to use a criminal brain because he had dropped the normal brain. (LeFevre, 2012)Blade Runner is set in a future where humans have gained a mastery over genetic mutation and engineering. The movie features beings called “replicants” which are engineered to be used in work that is dangerous or menial, their design allocates them a lifespan of only four years. (American Movie Classics Company) Blade Runner explores…

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