Zane's Review of Gattaca

  • 21 months ago via Flixster

    Gattaca (1997)

    This film does work to extend the idea of class-hierarchy into new places. We see it as ridiculous and unjust that people who are not born as perfected humans are denied access to jobs if they train themselves to be qualified for them. Like sci-fi does (and what makes it an endlessly unique genre), we more easily digest this injustice so that we can look for--and easily find--no less silly injustices in our own societies. There are barriers of entry everywhere, most notably class as I mentioned above, that hold back individuals and culture. Besides class, you can argue that college is a questionable barrier to entry, maybe drug use. What the movie seems to be saying is that the ability to perform should be of the utmost importance, which is very admirable indeed. Great movie.

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