Gattac A Futuristic And Dystopian Society

2320 WordsApr 12, 201610 Pages
Dystopia is defined as a futuristic, imaginary universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral or totalitarian control. Dystopias, though an exaggerated worst-case scenario, making a critical and current trend, societal norm, or political system. The films I have chosen to analyze Snowpiercer directed by Joon Ho Bong, Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol both are movies that show this genre of a futuristic and dystopian society. Snowpiercer and Gattaca show conventions that convey this genre through a dystopian protagonist who standing up against a higher power, restrictions upon freedom and inequality(discrimination) in Gattaca the protagonist Vincent stands up to the labels of valids and invalids and the discrimination between the two labels in order to achieve his dreams,even though he commits identity fraud. Whereas others conforms to; their DNA as a way to live their lives. In Snowpiercer The movie takes place aboard the globe-spanning Snowpiercer train which holds the last remnants of humanity after an attempt at climate engineering in order to stop global warming has unintentionally created a new ice age. Curtis Everett a member of the lower class passengers who have been place in the tail section, leads a revolution against the elites in the front of the train in order to get control. How/Why do aspects work together to show the convention Inequality

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