Outstanding film... future possibilities?
Ashlee | NM, USA | 08/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watching Gattaca will have anyone thinking about the current day and age of stem cell research and cloning. The title itself shows the intelligence of this movie. Not many would catch it, but the title is simply a word created to look like Genetic code, made up of the letters "G", "T", "A", and "C". Beyond all the scientific and ideological themes, there lies a wonderful "underdog" story in a world of streamlined genetic perfection. This is a must have for it's story, intelligence, and breathtaking appearance."
Two of my favourite movies in the one pack
Mark | Adelaide, Australia | 07/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Fifth Element:
One of my favourite movies of all time. I'm generally not one of those people who can quote lines willy nilly from movies, lines just don't seem to stick in my head, but I've watched this movie so many times that I think I could probably recite it line by line. I don't know what it is, but this movie just seems to have all the elements that I crave in a movie (another win in my books from one of my favourite directors, Luc Besson). It's full of action, it's got the great one-liners that I miss from the action kings of the 80's, it's got great music, and it's science fiction.
The story isn't exactly Shakespear but it doesn't seem to need it for some reason. Of the two movies in this pack however, the video quality of The Fifth Element was a bit of a let down for me. Blu Ray just doesn't seem to have done this movie Justice. I was also dissapointed in the lack of special features.
What can one say about a movie like GATTACA. Relevent when it was released, still extremely relevant now. Visual effects are by no means a strength of this movie yet you still get the impression that this movie is set in the not too distant future and not the now. I can only put this down to extremely creative production, set design, and costuming.
Each of the characters is intriguing in their own right and the performances by the all star cast including Jude Law (in one of his first Hollywood movies), Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman are outstanding.
Lots of excellent bonus content and the upgrade to full HD has really made this movie shine in a new light.
Overall, a great purchase that I am very happy with."