Friday, September 2, 2011
yearning: Gattaca & Blade Runner
Just ," W-O-W!"
I watched both of these movies with my brother the other night. I have a confession to make: I have a strange fetish for these sci-fi philosophical films.
Both of these movies have brilliant twists at the end that lead you to think about the film forever. My idea of the excellence behind Gattaca, though, is much different from the brilliance of Blade Runner. Gattaca's setting was very different from the typical futuristic vision that was made by movies en masse. The themes are also very easy to relate to. Vincent's passion for space and burning desire to join the Gattaca space program leads his character to develop through different conflicts. Vincent rises through the ranks of the program, but he is known as Jerome, a one-time Olympic swimmer. Throughout the movie, messages of inspiration are shot at the audience. In Blade Runner, Deckard, retired android hunter, is sent on a final mission. Throughout the movie, the shots are made in cloudy and mysterious and futuristic areas. The whole movie is very dark and gloomy. The movie's plot line moves so slowly, that, in fact, the movie should be renamed Blade Crawler. The ending twist is both emotionally powerful and thought provoking.
Have you seen these movies? If so, what did you think about them? Do you think Deckard is an android or human?
If not, what type of movies do you enjoy? Fill us in with some examples too!