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!
Jude Law and his love for identity change in the late 90's.
Pretty decent flick. Perfect if you want something to do in order for time to pass by.
Ethan Hawke is quite good in this. And Uma Thurman is quite gorgeous, I must say it surprised me - wonders of make-up I guess, but I totally would engage in intimate relations with that look.
She still has ugly toes though *cough* Kill Bill *cough* wiggle your big toe
Definitely one of the best science fiction movies made in the last 20 years. Very smart, and amazing to look at.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If Jerome was such a perfect specimen, then how come he had both alcoholic and suicidal tendencies?? These were even two of the characteristics that were mentioned as probabilities upon Vincent's birth, so how come Jerome got away with perfection? It's as if the director planted this flaw as a big "fuck you"-easter egg for the audience to discover. Maybe that was his intention. Maybe he intended that the movie itself is a representation of the imperfect specimen. Because if this movie was a character starring in itself, it would certainly not be accepted into Gattaca... not without some tricks!
Maybe the movie is Vincent. Maybe Gattaca is you.
Maybe it tricked you into thinking it was great...
I remember being thrilled by this the first time I watched it, though that was quite a while ago now. While still pleasant to watch, it certainly loses a lot of the shine the second time through.
It's hard to fault a film simply due to it's re-watchability, but perhaps this movie relies a little too heavily on its clever, memorable moments, rather than it's overall experience.
Particularly of note this time around was the look of the world in this film. The clean, pure look inside Gattaca, the laboratory in the apartment, the giant cement buildings stretching clear and flat. Compared to the undeniably "pure" night sky (though notably, the sky has a certain natural element to it), and…
Finally saw this. Simple but effective.
There's a lot a person can learn from this movie.
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