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Set in the not-to-distant future the film Gattaca gives us a chilling yet eye opening glimpse of life bound by DNA Children are perfected by genetic manipulation before birth and then born into a prejudiced society where DNA determines your social standing The director Andrew Niccol successfully expresses a bold warning about tampering with nature through his epic cinematography The film Gattaca offers a warning about tampering with nature it portrays the prejudices of life ruled by genetics and warns about a dysfunctional society Underneath the layers of glamour and success handed to those who have been genetically modified lies another world of in-valid citizens Their genetic make-up suggests they are worthy of little more than cleaning windows It is through the eyes of these in-valids that we are offered a warning about tampering with nature In the opening sequence of Gattaca we are shown the quote I not only think that we will tamper with Mother Nature I think Mother Nature wants us to This theme runs throughout the entire film The human obsession with perfection rules society causing all kinds of struggles Vincents story was an outstanding tale of one mans fight against science Through Vincents story the director Andrew Niccol conveys a message to viewers about to kind of complexes science can burden us with As humans continue to put more emphasise on the attractive athletic and intelligent by rewarding them with riches positions of power and responsibility genetic engineering becomes more of a reality The film successfully puts across a warning illustrating that even perfection has its flaws Vincent was naturally conceived and brought into the world his future as an in-valid was certain from minutes after his birth He grew up with his genetically perfect brother Anton and was brought up under the impression he was chronically ill He expected to live only until he was 30 With no life expectations and a lack of encouragement Vincent still
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