I don't keep a list of my top films but I do have a group of my favorites. I don't rank them, there just movies I love and rewatch often; Gattaca is one of them.
I saw this film a while ago. I wasn't the film hound I am now (hell, I think I was still in elementary school), but something about it clicked with me. It was pretty to look at, the music conveyed this lonesome beauty I didn't…
There's some awfully cringe-worthy stuff in this film, some more than questionable acting, and there are some serious plot holes sprinkled throughout. However, I can't help but love this movie. The visuals are great, the soundtrack is bumping, and Jeff Bridges plays the Dude stuck in a computer.
I might of got more out this movie if I lived in the New York City area, but I don't. It's an interesting subject, don't get me wrong, but the filmmakers don't really take it anywhere. On the subject of the filmmakers, they came off as douchey amateurs, especially the faux-Morgan Spurlock documentarian that runs the show.
If I could sum things up in two words it would be: wasted potential.