ABC Film Challenge – Gattaca (1997)

This review is part of the Monthly ABC Film Challenge over at Movie Reviews 101.

This month’s theme is 90’s Films

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“There’s no gene for fate.” – Vincent

Number of Times Seen – at least 3 times (Video in ’98, 25 Feb 2012 and 6 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – In a near future where genetics help create the most perfect people, a young man born naturally fakes his genetic makeup in order to fulfill his dreams of traveling to space.

My Take on it – This is a film that I recall seeing not long after it came out.

The story is quite interesting and gives the viewer so much to ponder for quite a long time after watching it.

The premise of the film is about how far one might be willing to go in order to prove that nature can sometimes be better than genetics because of the will to get to places might be stronger than what is genetically placed in a person.

The way that this character conceals his identity is shown in a very meticulous manner and it all comes across in such a realistic fashion because it really can be possible to do things this way.

The film is also looks at the advancing scientific methods in the world and questions whether these new advances will help to make the world a better and more efficient place or not.

The cats is also great with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman playing the two main characters.

Love the way that the story presents a two fold story which deals with both identity issues along with a murder mystery at the same time.

The story stays engaging throughout and asks lots of questions about scientific advances on both moral or ethical levels.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Was voted by NASA scientists the most accurate science fiction film ever made. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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