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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…
This under appreciated gem is yet another overlooked masterpiece the 90's spewed out. The cinematography by Slawomir Idziak perfectly accompanies every shot in just the right way. Not surprising considering he was the cinematographer for two of the most beautiful films ever made, The Double Life of Veronique and Three Colors Blue. Writer, Director Andrew Nichols directorial debut will prove to be one of the best modern sci-fi classics in the past 20 years. Ethan Hawke and Uma Therman shine on screen and the idea of a future where gene manipulation is the conventional method of reproduction is kinda scary but very intriguing.
Still excellent and underrated. One of the great Sci-Fi films. Hawke was great
11:45 pm-2:14 am on Sunday
watched in bio
Con esta pelicula cumplo mi meta de ver 300 en un año! Atta year
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We watched this in my biology class to learn about genes. I'm glad I was able to watch this.
For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving........... maybe I'm going home.
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (IMDb)
A superior science-fiction movie that has a lot to say about the future of Eugenics.
Wonderfully written and played by all the actors, it is so good to see a thoughtful science-fiction movie that has good ideas and isn't all about effects.
Intelligent and recommended.
A very interesting sci fi from the 90s, Gattaca still covers many relevant themes in our modern world.
I really enjoyed the story of Gattaca. I found it very original and all the characters were very relatable. The performances from Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law were all great. The rest of the cast was great as well. The cinematography was good but not great and the music was okay.
A good sci-fi film, I'd recommend this film to any Sci-fi fans!
A bit over-written, perhaps, but vigorously idea-driven sci-fi is always worth embracing, and this is maybe the best such movie of the 1990s. The visual world-building alone is thoroughly terrific.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…