Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Gattaca (1997)

Jerome: My eyes are prettier. 

Oh sure there might be vital lessons about the self and scientific responsibility and all that jazz to eke out of Gattaca, but the moral implications of biological engineering haven't come anywhere near being as important in my life these past fifteen years as Jude Law's eyes have, so, as they say, the eyes have it.

Yes that's right, Gattaca was released fifteen years ago today. It was the first time I ever took note of Jude - I didn't see Wilde until years later, and it was still a few years before he became a star (deservedly so) with The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Anyway, Gattaca's awesome. Anybody else a fan? It's a shame Andrew Niccol's made nothing but crap ever since. 


The Bloody Munchkin said...

I think I saw Gattaga and eXistanZ in the theatres really close to each other and that, as they say, was all she wrote. Pretty much fell for him hook line and sinker after that.

Also, thank you very much for making me feel really old all of the sudden.

Jason Adams said...

Right there with ya.

Anonymous said...

I agree. A beautiful movie, and I also saw GATTACA and eXistenZ in theatres at around the same time. Seeing Jenifer Jason-Leigh on 'Revenge' recently brought back good memories.

"Death to the demoness!"