Gattaca [1998]

“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.”

Set in an elitist world where only the special people get the special things. Until this one guy.

Pretty good. Early Jude Law before he got smarmy. Doesn’t explain totally why people get genome-modification really..

Except there is one pianist with 12 fingers. But I got the impression that was a modification.. Erm. But yeah. Pretty decent.

Not my fave film thus far though. But worth a watch. (Also spot the gene-themed reference in the title.)

La Jetee [1966]

“…he understood there was no way to escape Time, and that this moment he had been granted to watch as a child, which had never ceased to obsess him, was the moment of his own death.”

Really unusual film and quite unique. Black & white stills w/ the story in French. Great concept about time travel experiments.

Though the apparatus the main guy is made to wear sort of looks like someone put a bra on his eyes… Super high tech! I like that tho 🙂

Deffo worth seeing this cult classic if you speak French or can find a subtitled/dubbed version. Plus it’s very short.

Moral of the story: You cannot escape time.

Slight detour – SCI-FI London Film Fest 2016!

I’ve taken a little detour from my scheduled entertainments to watch a couple films from this year’s London Sci-Fi fest.

Dolcezza Extrema followed sock puppet Pixws and his crew flying through space. IMO terrible. Plot pew pews all over the shop and really weakens the film. Relies on flash grenade type visuals to shock you into confusion that you enjoyed this film. Don’t be fooled. Burn it with fire. (Watched: 29/04/2016)

In Search of the Ultra-Sex. Surprisingly entertaining. Really well done dubbing of 100 vintage adult movies that has turned it into an actual sci fi film. Who’d have thought?! Really really well done. Would deffo watch again no question. (Watched: 29/04/2016)

Androids Dream. Different take on PKD’s ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’/Blade Runner. Much more bleak. I like that it looked at the androids humanity, which made their ‘retirement’ much more jarring. Worth a watch but don’t watch it with Blade Runner in mind, because they are nothing alike. (If you have a subscription to Mubi, watch it now! It’s on there for a limited time only.) (Watched: 01/05/2016)