I watched the film Gattaca again tonight. I can't watch it without crying at the ending, proud for Vincent and-- well, no spoilers. I think it's one of the best science fiction films of all time, gracefully balancing the need to clue the viewer in with the need for the characters to naturally inhabit their world. --And the photography/sets/music are simply stunning.
Plus, it's a film about individual heroism, success despite almost overwhelming odds. If you haven't seen it, if you like SF and film noir, if you like to see the underdog earn his day -- you may like this film.
Warning: silver lamé jumpsuits, hovercars and big, sweeping views of gadget-studded spacecraft lumbering majestically though the starry void are nowhere in evidence and the most dangerous weapon seen is a pocket-sized vacuum cleaner. It's a thriller nonetheless, a murder mystery and plenty more.
4 weeks ago