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!
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.
Owned - Blu-Ray
Two individuals at their best: Andrew Niccol creates a world, and Ethan Hawke (I bloody love that man) makes it feel human.
The sort of science fiction that wasn't full of gadgets and robots but simply about DNA. If a child is born naturally it is the lower class but if a child has modified DNA, made in a lab, it is the first class citizen and able to do anything. It doesn't matter how hard someone works or how knowledgeable they, if they don't have the right DNA they are made to work menial jobs forever. Gattaca is a company that sends rockets into space, along with crews, of course all these people have the 'right' DNA. Vincent (Ethan Hawke), born naturally and with a heart defect, switches places with Jerome (Jude Law) who has the 'right' DNA and was swimming…
Holding up remarkably well, Andrew Niccol's cautionary futuristic tale boasts fine performances and stunning set design in this story of a man defying a future world system that is obsessed with genetic perfection. Sixteen years on and the moral and ethical questions it raises are even more pertinent now than they were back then.
The best sci-fi, space-themed movie I have EVER seen.
broke my heart a million times but still super awesome, we had a really good socratic discussion about it afterward
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