Monday, May 01, 2006

Gattaca

"For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home."

Gattaca, in my opinion, was one of the best commercially oriented films of recent times (I guess by 'commercially oriented' I mean that I'm not comparing it with some of my favorite art-house - or whatever you want to call them - films). From its tight, compelling narrative, to its relatively restrained handling of the subject matter, Gattaca never ceases to grab me.

Sometimes, when Vincent, alias Jerome Morrow, is taking off on his mission to Titan I secretly wish that I could be on that flight as well. I wish that I was blasting away from this world with all its hatred and troubles. Heading towards the reassuring unknown from which we came.

Other times, when feeling less somber, I figure I'd settle for looking like Jude Law. A shallow, indulgent fantasy, I know, but looking like what must be one of the best looking men alive serves as a temporary consolation for not making it to the stars.

8 comments:

Girl X said...

That little girly boy? Are you kidding me?

Don Quixote said...

Well, they always say that people want that which they are not - curly haired people want straight hair; brown haired people want blonde hair, etc, etc. Being the kind of guy that gets a six o'clock shadow at about 12 o'clock, I guess it wouldn't hurt to look a little less masculine.

nailpolishblues said...

Jude is absolutely gorgeous and yet, most unfortunately, a little too girly.

Don Quixote said...

Too girly? Well, if I were a girl, or gay, he'd be in my top ten along with Johnny Depp and Mike Patton.

nailpolishblues said...

Oh he's right, um, up there but he is too pretty, too perfect - like David Beckham [no, I'm not a fan of that] but less gay.

Mmmmmmmmmmm Johnny Depp...

Charlii Fandango said...

I would have to go with Johnny Depp, there is just something about Jude Law that sucks the attraction out. I am a little partial to Ethan Hawke.

Don Quixote said...

Johnny Depp has just about everything going for him that a person could wish to have. And he hasn't really aged since 21 Jump Street. One wonders if he is possibly a droid?

Apparently Ethan Hawke has been looking a little sketchy of late - not that I read Woman's weekly or anything.

Chris Allen Gaubatz said...

I have Gattaca as the #1 sci-fi flick of all-time. So does Trashcan Odorous Jr. Odorous is the leading expert on Irish Wolfhound film review.