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!
Film #10 in the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon!
Welcome back to the '90s Sci-Fi Marathon, where today we'll be taking a look at Gattaca.
In this film, a man lives in a dystopian future where he is classified as an "in-valid" specimen because of his blood, so he cannot pursue his life-long dream of travelling to space. Unless he gets help from an intelligent cripple, classified as "valid", who injects his DNA into the man, and gets rid of almost all of his imperfections, so he may pass the scanners, which he, of course, does. But there are just a few obstacles left.
This was a very intriguing and entertaining film, with great performances and characters, as well as an…
For genetically 'perfect' people they sure seem to have terrible eyesight.
A neat little allegory of prejudice set in a near future where genetically designed humans have more rights and privileges than the old-fashioned variety. Ethan Hawke plays Vincent, an old-fashioned man who wants to journey into space. Unfortunately, such jobs now go to the genetically superior elite, causing Hawke to use the genetic material of a disabled genetic superior played by a wonderfully prickly Jude Law. When one of the space program's higher-ups is killed, however, and one of Hawke's eyelashes is found at the scene of the crime, a witch hunt ensues as detectives search for the killer and pin it on the genetic invalid in their midst. This is science fiction, obviously. The police in the real world…
Pretty cool sci-fi flick.
"I never saved anything for the swim back!"
Largely more concerned with its conceit than with valid and consistent motivation of its characters. What a disappointment.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Flawed, yet fun late 90's oddity from writer/director Andrew Niccol. Despite its occasional lapse in logic (and arguably good taste), GATTACA is nonetheless an enjoyable futuristic thriller that kept me engaged and entertained for one hundred and six minutes.
On the one hand, there is the fine casting of Ethan Hawke and Jude Law, who make a fine team throughout the story. Then you there is Uma Thurman, who looks gorgeous and does the best she can with an underwritten role. On the other hand, how the hell did Alan Arkin and Ernest Borgnine get cast in this thing? And what about Gore Vidal? They are all respectable veterans, but...I mean WTF?
I enjoyed the notion of overcoming a pre-conditioned…
One of my all-time favorites. Pretty fantastic all the way around.
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