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.
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.