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.
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…
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…
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!
A host of brilliant ideas told well for the most part. At times the narrative drags, especially when concerned with the oddly passionless romance between Hawke and Thurman.
Part 2 of an unintended Jude Law retrospective, and I'm starting to realise that he's always had a really strong screen presence and I've just never noticed it.
Gattaca's ok. It's pretty inseperable from 1st year ethics class for me, and the whole thing definitely has that simplistic moralism to it, but there are some nice moments. The third act twist is simeltaneously thematically and narratively beneficial, in that it brings and end to the Wrong Man thriller and shifts the focus back to the philosphical quandry that was always the most interesting part anyway.
"Consider God's handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?", asks the first of two quotations which precede the opening titles of 'Gattaca'. For the writer of Ecclesiastes, the question was strictly rhetorical, but in the Brave New World of Gattaca, where personal identity has been reduced to the differential sequence of a few DNA base pairs, and genetic screening and embryo selection/embryo screening, preimplantation diagnosis and in vitro fertilisation have replaced divine will as referees of human destiny, the prevention of genetic imperfections has become routine, and genetic rather than moral excellence the measure of human worth.
Vincent, an 'in-valid' or 'de-gene-erate', in Gattacan terminology, is quite literally prepared to go to almost any lengths to make his…
Probably the most emotional and compelling sci-fi films I've seen in a very long time. Jude Law is flawless.
This film was very interesting. It gives a very realistic of what the future could look like and be like. The second you're born they have your genetic code, probability of disease, mental capability, even life expectancy.
I also thought that the space travel was also very realistic and within grasp as well. They aren't traveling to another galaxy or trying to save the planet. Ethan Hawke just plays a man that dreams to be in space, by any means necessary, and he gets to lead the mission to Titan, Jupiter's largest moon. And I honestly believe that could be a possibility in my lifetime. Maybe not a manned mission but possibly a drone or robot mission; I'm 19 let…
Premisa muy muy poco interesante, estéticamente fea y tramposa, el mensaje que transmite al nivel de una clase de instituto y falso.
The premise is bad, the aesthetics are ugly af and the plot doenst really holds up. The message of the movie is "just high-school debate" level and imo completely false.
A cool looking movie that is smart too. I can really appreciate trying to send a message to the audience but ultimately doesn't work; it leaves many thoughts on the table whilst trying to be "deep". Still a very cool flick.
Should See, B
Vaya hostia volver a verla años más tarde. Qué futuro más bonito, más elegante, tan coñazo. Espero que el futuro sea eXistenZ o no sea.
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