History YMMV / Gattaca

17th Dec '15 2:32:49 PM Clanger00
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** It's not that the above necessarily wouldn't have been born, they just might not have those conditions which in many cases worsened their lives. Many other genetic conditions are fatal, so those without them would have a chance at life. True, it's possible having them in some cases is a trade-off (the well-known correlation AspergersSyndrome and high intelligence, for instance), or merely through strengthening character, but one can't achieve much if they've died young from, say, progeria.

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** It's not that the above necessarily wouldn't have been born, they just might not have those conditions which in many cases worsened their lives. Many other genetic conditions are fatal, so those without them would have a chance at life. True, it's possible having them in some cases is a trade-off (the well-known correlation AspergersSyndrome and high intelligence, for instance), trade-off, or merely through strengthening character, but one can't achieve much if they've died young from, say, progeria.
22nd Oct '15 8:28:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Of course, the writer completely misses the fact the movie beats into the viewer time and again that the predictions for genetic problems or potential can be inaccurate. Vincent clearly notes his supposed time of death has long since past.

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*** Of course, the writer completely misses the fact the movie beats into the viewer time and again that the predictions for genetic problems or potential can be inaccurate. Vincent clearly notes his supposed time of death has long since past. The exercise scenes do show his heart problem is real, though.
22nd Oct '15 6:52:08 PM Polokun
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*** Of course, the writer completely misses the fact the movie beats into the viewer time and again that the predictions for genetic problems or potential can be inaccurate. Vincent clearly notes his supposed time of death has long since past.
7th Sep '15 9:00:21 PM drac0blade
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** The reason Vincent couldn't be an astronaut. In the words of [[http://www.cracked.com/article/232_6-movies-with-uplifting-messages-that-can-kill-you_p2/ Cezary Jan Strusiewicz of Cracked]]: "If you have a condition that can kill you at any moment, common courtesy dictates you do not sneak into a profession where you're responsible for keeping a whole bunch of people alive. Whether it be here or on a super long flight through the cold, unfeeling vacuum of space. If Ethan slips away mid-flight to take a dump and his heart fails while he's sitting on the toilet, you've got a rocket ship full of future people that's going to smash into the nearest celestial body at about 15,000 miles per hour. There are some jobs you just shouldn't have, you selfish fuck. [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality NOT EVERYHING IS ABOUT YOU]]."

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** The reason Vincent couldn't be an astronaut. In the words of [[http://www.cracked.com/article/232_6-movies-with-uplifting-messages-that-can-kill-you_p2/ Cezary Jan Strusiewicz of Cracked]]: "If you have a condition that can kill you at any moment, common courtesy dictates you do not sneak into a profession where you're responsible for keeping a whole bunch of people alive. Whether it be here or ''or'' on a super long flight through the cold, unfeeling vacuum of space. space... If Ethan slips away mid-flight to take a dump and his heart fails while he's sitting on the toilet, you've got a rocket ship full of future people that's going to smash into the nearest celestial body at about 15,000 miles per hour.hour... There are some jobs you just shouldn't have, you selfish fuck. [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality NOT EVERYHING IS ABOUT YOU]]."
7th Sep '15 8:39:29 PM Tuckerscreator
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* DesignatedHero: Vincent's parents. They live in a society with heavy (albeit rather [[ArtisticLicenseBiology arbitrary]]) genetic discrimination, yet they let their child be born with genetic defects even when they know it's going to ruin his life?
** Vincent certainly is a nice enough fellow, but you must wonder if ''controlling a dangerous space mission when he's overdue for a heart attack'' was the wisest choice to make.

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* DesignatedHero: Vincent's parents. They live in a society with heavy (albeit rather [[ArtisticLicenseBiology arbitrary]]) genetic discrimination, yet they let their child be born with genetic defects even when they know it's going to ruin his life?
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Vincent certainly is a nice enough fellow, but you must wonder if ''controlling a dangerous space mission when he's overdue for a heart attack'' was the wisest choice to make.
7th Sep '15 8:31:02 PM drac0blade
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* {{Anvilicious}}: A borderline case already. ''Definitely'' so had the director included the Coda included in the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen deleted scenes]] on the DVD.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: A borderline case already. ''Definitely'' so had the director included kept the Coda included in the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen deleted scenes]] on the DVD.
18th Aug '15 8:17:33 AM Kalaong
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-->StephenHawking Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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-->StephenHawking -->Creator/StephenHawking Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
14th Jun '15 5:02:30 PM nombretomado
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-->JohnFKennedy Addison's Disease

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-->JohnFKennedy -->UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Addison's Disease
5th Feb '15 10:28:50 PM Lightshade
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26-migpeVJM The Departure]], which is what happens you combine this trope with TearJerker.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26-migpeVJM com/watch?v=wcReFK4mLHQ The Departure]], which is what happens you combine this trope with TearJerker.
14th Dec '14 2:02:19 AM DUMBOTRON200
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** Vincent certainly is a nice enough fellow, but you must wonder if ''controlling a dangerous space mission when he's overdue for a heart attack'' was the wisest choice to make.
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