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…
That odd feeling when a film doesn't seem to be quite doing it for you but when it finishes you think, "Yeah, I quite enjoyed that!"
I think with Gattaca it was a case of when it finished and I thought about it, I had more of an appreciation for it than when I was actually watching it. It was then when I realised that there were more bits in that I enjoyed and that the ending was far more satisfying than the contrived nonsense I thought it was when I was watching it.
Although it famously flopped at the box office, in all honesty this is a film that nobody should have expected to be a…
“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…
'Gattaca' is one of those that constantly got away from me, including a dud DVD, so I had to wait even longer until the new one arrived. Finally getting a moment, I settled down for a quiet afternoon with a Sci-fi thriller of unsettling mundane qualities.
The pace of Gattaca is very slow, in a way that you might become confused you are just watching an out-right love story between Hawke and Thurman. The film then erupts with the backdrop of a murder, in which our main character quickly becomes embroiled.
The film's slick 1950's charm, set in the near future works beautifully. Instead of some Sci-fi's making the mistake of over stylizing, Niccol gives us a backdrop in which…
Pelicula muy particular, con un tono y un clima unicos, la historia esta muy bien lograda y los personajes, salvo uma, son bastante tridimensionales. Al caso, la pelicula no logro moverme mucho, es muy buena, pero no hubo nada q pueda resaltar, al mismo tiempo la recomiendo, ya q es una buena historia de ciencia ficcion.
Incredibly interesting concept but the movie itself is kind of boring.
I can't tell you how much this movie means to me.
also uma thurman. that is all.
Die Zukunft war nie so aufgeräumt wie in den 90ern. Zumindest erweckt GATTACA diesen Eindruck. Da sitzt jede Frisur und die Reinigungstrupps schrubben anscheinend durchgängig, damit selbst auf dem Parkplatz kein Krümelchen die Ordnung stört. Visuell hat mich diese Zukunftsvision ziemlich beeindruckt, und sie funktioniert immer noch, obwohl die kleinen Röhrenmonitore natürlich nicht mehr so ganz ins Bild passen. Geschenkt.
Es geht um Genetik. Durch die Möglichkeit, das perfekte Wunschbaby zu produzieren, spaltet sich die Gesellschaft in die optimierte Elite und die unvollkommene, auf natürlichem Wege gezeugte Unterschicht auf. Vincent will nicht hinnehmen, dass er aufgrund seiner genetischen Mängel niemals Astronaut werden kann, denn das ist sein großer Traum. Also nimmt er die Identität eines anderen an, um sich durchzuschummeln.…
That was beautiful. 😭
I don't do sci-fi at all; this film changed my opinion on the matter ever so slightly. This is a world in which humans are judged based on their DNA, which I suppose isn't too far off from reality in certain industries. There was enough suspense in here to keep me interested throughout the entire film and I didn't feel there were any extraneous parts. The color palette, while subdued, fit the atmosphere of the world well. Even the orchestral melody fit well as it was repeated at key parts. This is one film where the ending sent a great message with its final scenes.
futuristic, clean, and filled with visuals that will leave you unblinking.
Un très bon film d'anticipation. Une réflexion sur le thème de l'élitisme, les risques de la génétique et de la recherche de la perfection. Le tout desservi par un très bon casting.
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