Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gattaca (Columbia 1997)


There is no gene for the human spirit.

What a great tag line...and what a great movie! This science-fiction thriller will have you asking tons of questions at the end! Is this where we are heading with science and technology? Who really can define a person's potential?

Here is a review from Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute.

In this science-fiction drama, Vincent (Ethan Hawke) can’t become an astronaut because he’s genetically unenhanced. So he purchases the identity of a disabled athlete (Jude Law), with calamitous results. The movie is a cautionary tale about the progressive fantasy of a eugenically correct world — the road to which is paved by the abortion of Down babies, research into human cloning, and “transhumanist” dreams of fabricating a “post-human species.” Biotechnology is a force for good, but without adherence to the ideal of universal human equality, it opens the door to the soft tyranny of Gattaca and, ultimately, the dystopian nightmare of Brave New World.

Here is the trailer...

10 comments:

Z said...

this does look good, but I think there IS a gene for human spirit and Americans (or some of us) were born with it. Some, notsomuch.

Watched HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY and bawled yesterday afternoon..it was probably my 29478937th time seeing it, but the sheer goodness got to me; facing so much sheer UNgoodness here these days.

Hi, Edge! xx

Debbie said...

I saw it, twice, a long time ago. It was good.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Brooke said...

Your blog has a new look, eh?

It's been awhile since I saw this one. Thanks!

CONSERVATIVEFLIX.COM said...

Z,

Hope the UNgoodness is near an end! Sorry to hear that you're down! Never saw How Green Was My Valley, but I will give it a try...just because YOU suggested it! :O)

Debbie,

Glad you enjoyed it!

Brooke,

Yah, trying to spice the place up a little. NEW name, NEW look...but always glad to hear from good ol' friends like you anytime!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Obama's secret health agenda will buy all the biotechnology anybody ever wanted.

CONSERVATIVEFLIX.COM said...

Pasadena,

Sounds like a horror flick to me!

WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks hun for these awesome recommendations..ur da bomb! lol:)

CONSERVATIVEFLIX.COM said...

Always glad to see you Angel!

Jen aka Pinky said...

Ooooh. I'll have to see it. Ethan Hawke and Jude Law. I like them purely for their superb acting skills.....yeah, that's the ticket.
:-)
Hope all is well with you, Edge!

Always On Watch said...

I'm going to add this to my NetFlix queue right now.