GATTACA, under rated Sci Fi

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    Jun 15, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    I watch this movie about once per year because it is so well done! I love the visuals and it is really an under rated sci fi drama. On this recent viewing a few things popped out at me:

    GATTACA is spelled with G A T and Cs, just like DNA (ok, im slow..)

    Eugene = Eugenics

    And! At the end, the fire makes Eugene's silver medal turn gold! I can't believe I missed that! Brilliant.

    You should def check out this movie.


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    Jun 15, 2013 8:14 AM GMT
    Yup, a very underrated sci-fi movie. Love it!
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    Jun 15, 2013 12:06 PM GMT
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    Jun 15, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    I agree to a degree but the bodily fluids thing keeps it from being a classic. Blade runner however meets my criteria.
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    Jun 15, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    This is one of my favorites. We are slowly heading to this type of society
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    Jun 15, 2013 6:12 PM GMT
    GATTACA was a fantastic movie
  • rnch

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    Jun 15, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    Enjoyed it in 1997, still looks great today.

    The three stars are all under-rated visual treats.



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    Jun 15, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    JerseyAthletic saidThis is one of my favorites. We are slowly heading to this type of society


    It is a great movie. Curious about your thoughts that we are heading that way though. Do you mean the human data collection aspect or that companies are becoming more elitist in their selection of talent or something else?
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    rnch saidEnjoyed it in 1997, still looks great today.


    Can't believe it's been that long.
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    I always thought so and couldn't understand why more people didn't rave about it. Glad to see I'm not alone.
  • DCguy2001

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    Jun 15, 2013 7:26 PM GMT
    Very good movie. Was watching part of it again on cable the other day.
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI thought Gattaca was that prison in New York where there was a riot way back when.


    Lol. Gattaca!! Gattaca!
  • CityofDreams

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    Jun 15, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
    I watch it like once a month. It is the greatest script to come out of Hollywood, practically a two hour poem. It also has ageless cinematography.
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    Jun 15, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    Great movie, always enjoyed watching it when I caught it on TV
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    Such a great movie, and definitely underrated.
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    Jun 16, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
    Underrated, but not in Ethics classes where it is often a topic for discussion. A thought provoking spin on the well worn sci fi premise "Man was not meant to..."
  • calibro

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    Jun 16, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    poor uma... she should have turned him in and banged jude law instead
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    Jun 16, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    good movie indeed.
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    Jun 16, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    They filmed the movie at the Civic Center in my home town. If anyone is visiting San Francisco, cross the bridge into Marin and check it out.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    I love the movie.
    And the science is rather good in it, to the point you can see it as a scary 'science prediction' rather than 'science fiction'.
  • South_Howler

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    Jun 16, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    It's difficult not to fall in love with it visually.
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    Jun 17, 2013 1:37 AM GMT
    venue35 said
    calibro saidpoor uma... she should have turned him in and banged jude law instead
    jude law was crippled in it i dont think he could um deliver



    Not uh Ethan Hawk hinted that Jude Law had visitors that he pays.
  • FirestormDavi...

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    Jun 17, 2013 5:23 AM GMT
    I haven't seen that movie since 2008. The sunset reflecting over the field of solar panels is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

    The title using all the letters from DNA is sweet eh? Ever notice in Jurassic Park when the velociraptors are chasing the humans into the ceiling, there is a shot when a raptor looks up at the ceiling and the letters GTAC repeat all over him instead of the ceiling pattern. ;) Nerd inside joke shout outs are God's precum.

    It still amazes me how similar Jude Law and Ethan Hawke look in the ID picture that covers for both of them.

    SPOILER
    This is the only movie I know of that made me cry a tear of happiness. At the end, after all he'd gone through, when Ethan was at the gates to board the space shuttle and his shit didn't check out with the inspector, I thought it was all over. But out of human decency, the inspector let him go through anyway. From inside the cockpit, we see colored circles of light move over his face, his eyes, as he looks to space with the dawn of a fully-realized dream washing over him. A single tear fell down my right cheek, and I was in ecstasy.

    I think on a subconscious level, 2008 was a time when a lot of progress had not yet happened for homo love, and this scene not only topped off the movie powerfully, but it fed me the notion that seemingly insurmountable obstacles, or inequality, can be waved aside as easily as a friendly nod...that years of persecution, exile and hatred can end with the simple shrug of the shoulders.

    Damn solid. A noir sci fi in the desert...so slick it fell off the face of mainstream awareness.
  • visualguy

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    Jun 17, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    I've always been a fan of the film, but thanks to you guys for pointing out the fine details! I'll have to go back and watch it again. I think this plus Blade Runner have been the two classics I never tire of watching. Of course, just for the sheer fun of it, The 5th Element is just great as well icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 17, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    AND!

    The staircase in their apartment is a double helix. And Jude Law has to physically overcome this obstacle when the inspector is coming.