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Gattaca is an excellent movie. At the beginning I didn't expect to see
such a fantastic film on TVB pearl 930. This film has all the things
that a good film should have. It's exciting, though provoking and
surprisingly romantic. I really like the idea of the film. The things
that determine one's success is hard working, insistence, and faith.
More importantly, he should be determine and believes that he can
succeed. Having inherent disadvantages does not indicate one's future.
We should create our own future by our hands! Though Vincent has
genetic imperfections, he never gives up. He does not want to be the
person that everyone thinks he should be.
In the story, no one support Vincent. Even his parents think that he should give up his dream and His brother wants to arrest him. Nonetheless, he never gives up. Although he uses an illegal way to achieve his goal, I think he did nothing wrong because he is using his own power to achieve his goal. All he did is just lie about his genes. He is supposed to be dead in 30, and cannot do vigorous exercises because of the deficiency of his body. He works hard to increase his body strength and finally pass the physical tests. He seizes every opportunity to succeed. It's not his fault but the society's. I really appreciate his spirit. 'There is no gene for the human spirit'. I really want to have the passion like him.
Moreover, this movie is both exciting and romantic.
This romance is developed between two unlucky people. Vincent and Irene both have inherent genes deficiencies as they are both born in a 'natural way'. At first, Irene does not know the secret of Vincent. She thinks she has fell in love with the most perfect guy in the world. Although there is a risk of being discovered, Vincent dares to tell Irene his secret. After knowing the secret, Irene doesn't give up Vincent but stand by his side and support him. I really think that this relationship is very romantic, especially under this tough background. In this competitive world, many people are wearing masks to hide themselves. It's very difficult to trust a person thoroughly.
Honestly, I am really surprised by how exciting this movie is. This movie does not have exciting scene such as explosion, bloody scene of killing people or alien attacking the earth. The whole movie is very smooth. The pace is not fast but you will never feel bored. It gives me the feeling of excitement. When watching the movie, I was so eager to know whether Vincent can succeed as there are so many barriers to stop him.
Furthermore, this film makes me think a lot. I imagine one day if people really have the ability to create a super baby who is intelligent and will never get sick. Is it good for human? I don't know. It is an interesting topic. Personally, I do not want it to happen. Life is interesting because it is unexpected. But one thing that I am sure is that discrimination must exist. In fact, discrimination always exists in the world. People judge a person by the color the one's skin, gender, sexuality, or even ages. I wonder. Are those things really reflect a person's quality? Of course not, that's why I hate discrimination. There is no double that we should not judge a book by it's cover but how many people can really do it?
I highly recommend people to watch this movie!
Gattaca is most probably one of my favourite futuristic movie. The
future depicted in the movie is not that far away from us and quite
scarry,what if science takes over fate? Gattaca is a brilliant
movie,Jude Law and Ethan Hawke are very convincing in their own
character,one is reaching for his dream while the other one is on the
descending rope and that's where they meet and make the best of their
lives.. The scenario is clever,the cast is right and i also love the
cut of the scenes and the light...
All in all i have nothing wrong to say about Gattaca and recommend it to everyone who has not seen it yet...
What a great film! I hadn't heard of it before I randomly picked it
from the videostore, so I watched it with no expectations whatsoever -
and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised, it must be one of the most
underrated films I've ever seen! I especially liked the contrasts
between Vincent who gets a chance at living his dream through Jerome's
body, and Jerome who finds a meaning in living, if only for a while,
through Vincent's dream.
In addition it also makes you reflect upon the whole "gene-subject" and moral dilemmas we're facing more and more each day, opening with the line "the not-too-distant future".
Some may say that this movie had too much content for it's own good but I say it had every element that a good movie should have - rivalry, romance, deception, rebellion against an unfair system, etc. As far as I'm concerned the premise of the movie is about one thing and one thing only - and this was clearly stated in the best line of the film: "in this world we no longer judge each other by the color of our skin, we now have discrimination down to a science." The movie is about one man's struggle to prove a system wrong, and it is done in a very clever way. It's true that this film lacked the special effects that are a prerequisite for most sci-fi's, but on the other hand it had something that most of the other films lack: a strong story and an even stronger message. This film is definitely one of my favorites and I highly recommend it to all.
I cannot add anything to what the others have said but I wanted to say I'm totally okay with them. and their summaries and comments are really good (better than my English^__^) I've seen it a very long time ago but I remember it was very good and it's my Sci-Fi favourite movie. Just as we start to watch the movie, we are transported to an other world, where you can choose your baby's sex, eye color etc... it makes you aware that it's horrible because a baby is not like doll : you accept it like it is. It is a person with its personality and it's awful because you can't have a perfect baby by choosing its eye color !! moreover, it not good for us to make our hidden dreams becoming a reality. but it's too difficult to me to explain it in English...Sorry but I hope you will understand what I mean.
Andrew Niccols, Gattaca is a thought provoking master peace of modern
cinema. It tells the story of a not so distant future, an ideal world
with out disease, famine, a world were genetic perfection is possible.
A world were the people who are not born of this new way of genetic
perfection are oppressed and are treated as if they worth less the
nothing. Gattaca tells the story of Vincent, a man who chose to defy a
system were the genetically superior rules, he goes far and beyond what
was expected of him. He does this by assuming the identity of a member
of the generic elite, so that he can have a career in space travel, all
seems to be going well and Vincent dreams are just in his grasp, but a
week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect and his
true identity could be revealed.
Gattaca has some amazing cinematography, that helps create the fake plastic world were individuality is not possible and every one is a perfect clone, with a life premeditated before the second there born. Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law, with a compelling story Gattaca is a must see, it was one of the better science fiction movies of recent years.
Many people commented on this as a cheesy, overdone Science Fiction flick; I find this movie to be quite the opposite. The plot-action is satisfying, and the symbolism throughout the movie is substantially effective in adding to the cinematic experience. The minimalist aesthetics in the movie are appealing, and also add to the general ambiance. The intellectual aspect of the movie is significant. Added to this are the small surprises and emotional appeals, both being quite important in the impact of the movie. Although the love plot is weak, they're first attracted for seemingly little reason, it radically alters into a dynamic driving aspect for some parts of the movie, and allows us to see into the characters with excellent depth. This movie is written most excellently, with the cast doing an excellent job. This movie is superb.
This film is in a small league of brainy Sci-fi films that include 2001 and Solaris to name my favorite examples. I admit I had no interest in the film until my wife convinced me it was good. Gattaca is a film which unlike the matrix uses Science Fiction to make a statement about a fictional future that is already happening.
I saw a few reviews on here that pointed out the use of rockets, 50 styles cars as if to point out how `fake' Gattaca's future looks. Well I have to give the `duh' award to the viewers who feel the need to point this out. Unlike minority Report where spielberg assembled scientists to try and make it look like a possible future this is not the point of Gattaca.
I don't think for one second Andrew Niccol believed he was making a film about future history. Every element of the story existed to express the filmmakers fears of a world where genetic engineering was taken to it's horrifying limits.
The film is an amazing debut and yet I have not seen Niccol match it. He paced the story with a perfect timing. The casting was brilliant with excellent performances from Thurman, Ethan Hawke and as always Jude Law. I am glad the film also used minimum special effects it keep the focus where it was meant to be the characters.
One of the most interesting movies I've ever seen. Gattaca hasn't the characteristics of a Science Fiction movie. The only thing that could classify it to this genre is that it's talking about genetics. The lack of special effects and the gaps in plot are overtaken by director's ethical approach as far as genetics and the change of the genetic code are concerned. By showing the pros and cons of the DNA analysis and by referring to a not so far future, Gattaca informs the audience about the possible misuse of genetics. Unfortunately, the movie wasn't a box- office hit and most cinemagoers don't even know that it does exists!!!It is also great movie for semiotic analysis, especially the frames with the ladder in Jeromes house and of course the names: Freeman, Eugene, Irine.
One of my favorites.
Sounds simple, but it is. This film is an ode to self achievement, friendship, earthly love as much as human world demise and hate. This film appeared to me like a poem or a fable. Not the funny kind, it seriously shows how a competition spirit can make the world go perfectly wrong and how sheer will can thumb one's nose at elitism.
No gunfights, no gratuitous struggles. In this fictional world, the characters are incredibly human. The mix of the cars old designs and the space-ship sounds they do made me think about Huxley, obviously because of this 50's/60's vision of our future it gives. An incredible way to make this future so close to our modern world (even more now the human genome is mapped).
I think this film can be seen on different aspects according to the mood of the spectator, and it's surprising how emotional it is to see the way the hero discovers some people helped him make his dream come true. Some mute sequences, glances exchanges that the camera underlines, tell more than any sentence. That's precisely what makes movies not to be compared to books.
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