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…
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" I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science."
While this isn't the modern day classic I've heard it described as, this is nonetheless a well-structured, well thought-out science fiction movie with some great performances from Ethan Hawke and Jude Law.
However, the main draw of this is how well it sets up the world of the film, despite the 15 minute voiceover at the beginning. The production design of this is also brilliant, giving the whole thing a kind of 60's sci-fi/30's noir aesthetic.
Plus, any film with Uma Thurman in is guaranteed to be at least watchable.
Ethan Hawke is a fine actor and here you can see why.
Being set in the future this film proves it doesn't need big budget effects to excel itself. It's the story and acting that all click together which makes it work.
Maybe this could be our future within the next 50 years where anyone can be shot up into space, as long as you have the correct blood type etc.
Gattaca is an uncommonly intelligent, thoughtful and interesting science fiction movie. It raises many questions about its topic, genetic engineering, and is perfect for a time where you read daily about the latest crossbreed between tomatoes and daffodils, the latest cloned cat, eat genetically grown food every day and can conceive your children in a test tube.
Gattaca is the combination of a wonderful script that increases the tension after every scene, complimented by the great direction of Niccol. But I would say the true stand outs for me are Ethan Hawke and Jude Law. This is one of Ethan Hawke's strongest performances as a man who refuses to trust the odds, and relies on…
Hawke's performance was under-rated. A solid drama neatly framed by Nicol.
one of ma faves + good soundtrack
Lately, I've been rewatching a lot of films that I used to love when I was a teenager and I've been disappointed several times, but Gattaca? Man, this film gets me every goddamn time. No matter how old I am, it will always hold a very special place in my heart. The story is amazing, the characters are interesting, it is gorgeously filmed and the score is beyond flawless. A must-watch!
I'm not sure of the day I saw it but I really enjoyed the movie. The social dynamics of the world, how one man defies destiny and his place on a society by becoming something larger than expected. It's a nice movie on how dreams have such a strength that leads one to beat the odds and defy what is expected of him.
And now I know I would never be an astronaut.
One of my favorite movies. Sigh. I love everything about this movie, except the smoking. Andrew Niccol's vision, Michael Nyman's score, all the performances. It had a pretty profound effect on me when I first saw it.
I hadn't seen this is quite some time. Not bad but not as good as I remember.
Science fiction films with a strong message often have depressing, paranoid, or flat out cynical things to say about our world, ourself and the social construction we live within. Gattaca certainly has it's fair amount of criticism of an competitive and elitist culture, but it is also a film about stretching to achieve your goals, hope and friendship. Vincent (Hawke) is a character we WANT to succeed. He deserves all the things he's been working so hard to get.
One of this film's strongest points is for having us follow him on his journey every step of the way. I must also applaud the lack of violence, whereas in this film the tension is based around smarter situations directly related…