DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT: Gattaca

Gattaca-1997-movie-poster
BY ARIANA POTICHYNYJ

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: In a world of genetic engineering and genetic “perfection”, a man conceived through the traditional ways of sexual intercourse tries achieve his lifelong dream–to go into space.

WHO’S IN IT: Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, Uma Thurman

WHEN IT CAME OUT: 1997

HOW COME YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF (OR JUST SEEN) IT: I’m not entirely sure why you haven’t. It’s an exceptional film. You should remedy this. I mean, I didn’t see it for a while because it’s not on every list of “GREATEST SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME” or whatever. It should be, though. Like I said, it’s an exceptional film.

WHY YOU NEED TO WATCH IT IMMEDIATELY:

  • The manpain
  • The feeling that you can pretty much do anything you want
  • Jude Law’s face
  • Gorgeous CGI
  • Beautiful sets
  • Handsome Ethan Hawke
  • It’s a frightening look into a possible future – who doesn’t wanna see that?
  • It’s just really pretty. Really, really pretty. And compelling.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZppWok6SX88]

ArianaAriana goes to Dalhousie University, where she’s doing a History and English combined honours. Her favourite things are America, Mexican food, being the worst Ukrainian ever, and Stanley Kubrick.

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