What is life? Should human life be created during intimate intercourse between a couple, or should human life be created in a test tube? This is the main argument brought up in the movie Gattaca. There are some films that you watch because they are funny, dramatic, or scary, but there are also movies that have you leaving the movie theatre in thought. Gattaca is a very thought provoking movie. As I left the theatre at the end of this movie I knew the discussion would be very interesting, because there was so much to think about involving the movie. The movie brings up a lot of deep thoughts involving beliefs of the viewers. I left the theatre questioning whether or not genetic engineering was a good thing or a bad thing, but no matter how much I thought about it, I could not decide which side to choose. I eventually knew which side I was on, but I didn’t know why. With all the great benefits and good things that come with science, there are also people out there who will have evil intentions and use that same science for bad. Gattaca discusses genetic engineering early, but as the movie progresses the dark side is revealed, including morals, religion, life, love, and death.
The morals in Gattaca were hard to support and agree with. As a viewer you want Vincent to get his dream and achieve it to prove he is good enough, but for that to happen there must be deceit and lying even to the ones he loves the most. On the other hand we struggle with the moral issues of “faith born” humans being treated as inferior to all the children born “the natural way.” These “faith born” children come into the world locked in a closet with a door that only opens from the outside. It is hard for these children to try hard and be the best person they can be when they know the best person they can be will still not be good enough to rise above even the weakest “natural” child. In this way the deceit and lying is...