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 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 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 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!
Kind of misanthropic. Reminded me a bit of Divergent, only good and much better executed.
I mean... Like... It was good... But... Like... Andrew Niccol wrote The Truman Show... I dunno... Like... I dunno!
This film looks absolutely magnificent. Having never seen it before I had to double check it was made in 1997.
It's a great Sci-Fi that oozes class, the performances are solid from the great cast. I'm not sure that I particually like Ethan Hawke doing anything other that the sort of role we saw in Boyhood, but it's solid enough.
Unfortunately it meanders a bit too much and isn't quite good enough to be masterful. But it's certainly decent and worthy of a watch.
Did make me think about trimming my pubes.
Really good, but the suspense gets really frustrating!
La tenía pendiente desde hace mucho tiempo.Muy buena y con un guión perfecto.
In a future, where everything is (seemingly) pre-determined, a guy beats the system and proves that being human must be most valuable to humans.
A (somewhat inappropriate) staple of high school Biology classes the world over, Gattaca is more than just an easy way to introduce the concept of DNA and the genes they contain to a class of 15-year-olds. Andrew Niccol's sci-fi noir film stars Ethan Hawke as a genetic "in-valid" in a world full of beautiful people whose traits were pre-selected at conception. Hawke's Vincent Freeman begins to live a lie - posing as Jude Law's Jerome Morrow in order to achieve the dreams that have always alluded him. Niccol's "bio-punk" aesthetic is creative and visually engaging, and the cast commits to the details which could easily be read as ridiculous.
So, every time I mention this movie, my mom's like 'well, you'd probably think it was boring.' Really? When, exactly did this happen? At some point, she exiled me back to 'you're too young to get this movie' (ridiculous as I was thirteen at the time and actually, I think this was one of the better science fiction movies I'd seen) and yet she's got this notion stuck in her head that I didn't like this movie.
Now I'm really annoyed. Think I'm going to have to insist we watch this just so I can PROVE I can sit through a few hour's of actual plot.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
98년도 작이니까 진짜 오래된 영환데 상상력 개쩐당... 뭔가 임팩트가 뙇! 남는 그런 영환 아닌데 그냥 뭐랄까 생각이 많아지게 하는 영화였다. 거의 2시간 짜린데도 딴 생각이 안들었음 액션영화도 아니었는뎅..! 흥미로웠던건 애기가 태어나는 순간부터 혈액검사로 나중에 발병할 질병같은거를 유추해서 기대수명을 아는? 그런 설정이고 그래서 인공수정으로 최상의 유전자만 조합해서 완벽한 사람들이 태어나는 건데 주인공은 사랑에 의한 성관계로 태어나서 우수하지 못해서 우주에 가는 꿈을 실현하지 못함 그래서 우수하지만 사고로 하반신 마비가 된 남자 유전자를 빌려서 우주에 가는 그런 얘기임 근데 꿈을 위해 포기하지 않는다는게 주젠지 솔직히 영화가 말하고자 하는게 뭔지 몰겠음ㅇㅅㅇ 그냥 흥미로웠을뿐
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