In my opinion, there are two movies from this course, which are very comparable. The Hollywood-esque "Gattaca" is a prophetic distopia concerning genetic discrimination in the early 21st Century. George Orwell's classic "1984" is an even darker distopia (which was revealed as a great embarrassment) dealing with crude politics and oppression of the greatest gifts of humanity. Although these films contrast diversely, they also can be applied with many similar themes. In this essay, I will discuss some of the artistic and literal connections between these films as well as show their differences and deconstruct their faults using my own personal criticism. I will show how science fiction can play a very important role in our lives, and I also hope to express my theories and ideas behind the many hidden meanings and metaphors as well as encourage you (the readers) to see these movies and the future of life from an appreciative, analytical, scientific perspective.
Out of all the great science fiction movies I have seen, "Gattaca" has one of the most realistically prophetic views of the near future. Most of its technology is already possible; all that remains is the level of society that isn't quite developed to the maturity of the story's setting. Using a time saving narration establishment towards the start of the film, we learn that a new advancement in genetics is being used as the basis of the world's system. Doctors everywhere are able to predict the probability of certain characteristics, disorders, and diseases destined in a human life as well as the estimate the approximate time and cause of death all at the pinprick of a needle, just seconds after a child's birth. This also means that parents can prearrange their unborn child's genetic pattern to choose these statistics and cheat the hands they were dealt to create a perfect child product in their image. In result of many years of the creation of an elite group of superhumans,!
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