Wednesday, June 1, 2011


"There is no gene for the human spirit"
monkeyrating: 8/10

drama romance sci-fi

waddabout: A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

isay: the movie is slow - but steady - and as insightful into human nature as can be. i've never come across another movie that has dealth with the human nature to discriminate and the human will to pursue a dream in a better manner! watch it - atleast twice!

monkeyrespect to: ANDREW NICCOL - writer, director - and as i would call him - VISONARY! the man's unassuming yet astute insight into human nature is that of a sage! truman show, lord of war, simone, the terminal .... in every piece he has done, he is brilliant! definitely a man i'd love to have a word with /work with, someday!

in other notes, THE ART DIRECTION on this film is GOD LIKE! the futuristic minimalism of the sets and costumes seeps into you in way that's almost poetic - in line with the hollowness/shallow nature of the future depicted in the film! It didnt win an oscar, but in my books of hall of fame in realistic art direction - this's movie's right up there somewhere alongside Blade Runner and The Aviator.

# the music too is hauntingly beautiful. i dunno what it is exactly about this film that stays within you... not exactly able to point it out yet... but im sure the music plays a role in it. its a piece of beauty.

trivia note: All instances of the letters A, C, G, and T (representing the four nucleotides of DNA -- see trivia entry) are emphasized in almost all names of people and companies credited in the film. These
letters appear in a different typeface from the rest of the name; also, in the opening credits they appear onscreen a little before the rest of the name, while in the closing credits they appear in blue instead of white.

Watch the trailer:

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