Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
There is no gene for the human spirit.
Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.
I have been in multi-year relationships with women who weren't half as good looking as this film.
It is the total and convincing immersion in a future world that makes this one of the strongest science fiction films I've ever seen.
That is a bold statement I know, but for me it is a fact, it just took me a while to realise it. See, the first time I saw it I was distracted by the meandering third act in which the plot drudgingly treads towards its excpected resolution.
And while that problem still exists I was struck this time by two things. For a film that is almost 15 years old it still looks absolutely stunning and it does what any film in this genre should do. It takes away all suspension of disbelief by presenting…
Film #73 of Project 90
”It's funny, you work so hard, you do everything you can to get away from a place, and when you finally get your chance to leave, you find a reason to stay.”
Andrew Niccol starts Gattaca by picturing a “not too distant future” where genetic engineering has changed everything, it has revolutionized the way people think and act and it has brought a new social order to the society, people are no longer divided to rich and poor or educated and uneducated, you are either a child of god or a child of science, genetic modification has become a routine part of the cycle of life and now everything works differently. That exceptionally alarming and…
“I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body. You lent me your dream.”
In Andrew Niccol’s directorial debut we are invited to imagine a world where humans are categorized according to their genetic make-up. In this world, genetic engineering is not only a possibility, but a very common thing. Society now classifies people according to their DNA, and social classes are determined by it. It is not a future too hard to envision considering over history we have categorized people according to the color of their skin, their race, or their gender. Niccol creates an interesting sci-fi premise by using this sort of allegory of our society and combining it with some action and…
I love Gattaca more each time I see it. This is my third time through it and this time I realized it basically has the same strengths and weaknesses as Blade Runner, another sci-fi favorite of mine. The acting is wooden and the pacing is slow enough to put an insomniac to sleep. This was Andrew Niccol's first time directing, and while he still hasn't done much to prove himself as a director (In Time, The Host...) I think some of Gattaca's failures can be chalked up to inexperience. Personally I just don't care about them.
I'll be damned if this isn't high concept science fiction at its best. Every detail of the story is designed…
I thought they just scientifically altered their DNA.. they all act as if they've been lobotomized as well!
While it's as dry as a dead dingos donger! It was visually stunning and more importantly it is a provocative piece of sci-fi cinema!
10/10 WOULD CRY AGAIN
Fantastic, very interesting message, cool science, beautiful actors
Have you got half an hour, because Ethan Hawke wants to read a voiceover to you. This sci-fi movie, which would almost certainly work better as a book, is intriguing and on the cusp of being gripping, as it imagines a world in which life expectancy is all, but its frequent lapses in internal logic and plausibility tug at your attention. Still, it's hard to be too harsh on a movie that features Tony Shalhoub, Alan Arkin, Ernest Borgnine and Gore Vidal.
Be patient with this film, and you might be rewarded. Being completely frank, this film has nothing special going for it besides the cast that would go on to reach higher fame; and even then the characters are quite flat characters with only some background attempting to give them another dimension (which didn't work).
Now, why the 3 stars? Had it not been for the last 10 or so minutes of this film, I would've given it 1 1/2 or maybe 2. This film relies heavily on the storyline to give it any sort of life. Yes, given the context of the film, they are meant to be boring futuristic people; and after some thought Niccol could've probably used anyone to play these roles, because they are absolutely lifeless (sans Jude Law, maybe..). However, as said before the film redeems itself and gives it something worth watching within the last 10 minutes of this film, all thanks to the denouement.
Despite being a new and inventive sci-fi at the time of its release, Gattaca doesn't stand the test of time. With some clever ideas, the film is bogged down by a dragging, monotone narrative and an overwhelming sense of seriousness which produces moments of unintentional comedy.
"This film is a true testament to science fiction films and will keep viewers strongly entertained with its bountiful story and beautifully crafted scenery. Its strong performances along with the delightful dialogue drive home a contemporary caution story and triumph of the spirit’s will to succeed."
Una oda a la voluntad, en la que un hombre vulgar y mediocre cumple todos sus propósitos descabellados y egoístas (ir al espacio, el amor...) mediante el esfuerzo: único medio en el que destacan personas de tan limitada naturaleza. Al César lo que es del César. No a la meritocracia. Las 2 estrellas por Uma Thurman y su pelo.
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