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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tonybelding, May 15, 2015.

  1. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Hamilton, Texas
    After years of being mildly curious about this highbrow sci-fi movie (it was released in 1997), I finally got around to watching Gattaca. Although I found it unsettling, on the whole I liked it.

    One of the most peculiar things about the movie is its retro twist on the future. It seems that sometime decades in the unspecified future, everyone will dress like it's the 1950s and party like it's the 1920s all over again. I thought the cars were particularly funny. From the sounds they make, they're all obviously electric cars, but they mostly look like 1960s-1970s frumpy little European cars. Then, at one point, we get a good look at a man plugging in one of those induction-charging paddles like the GM EV1 used!
  2. green1

    green1 Active Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Gattaca was a really good Sci-fi dystopian future movie. A great warning story about the perils of profiling taken to extremes. I really like this sort of movie that causes one to think. I don't really remember the cars, the main thing I remember was how they told a rather large story without the need for large budget fancy scenes.
    As with any movie, it's the story that counts, not the accurate portrayal of life in the future.
  3. CraZ8

    CraZ8 Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Fort Montgomery NY
    The cars they used were an Avanti( mid 60s studebaker,futuristic looking but not something most people are familiar with) for Ethan Hawkes character and Uma Thumond drove a late 50s Citroen DS convertible for the same reason. A good way to keep production costs down by not having some customizer build you future cars
  4. swaltner

    swaltner Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    Kansas, USA
    I really liked this movie as well. Like most things, there are problems when something is taken to the extreme, and it's always fun rooting for the underdog (as defined by the story plot).

    Since genetics are a primary topic of the movie, I really like that the title is made only of the letters A, T, G, and C, which are the abbreviations for the 4 different molecules in DNA. Very clever those Hollywood-types!
  5. RDoc

    RDoc S85D

    Aug 24, 2012
    Boston North Shore
    Great movie IMHO that documents a world coming to your local neighborhood quite soon!

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