Originally Posted by lwright84
Interesting, thanks for responding guys. I find that with those types of films I am lenient with the storytelling. I usually excuse it with the notion that clearly things will have had to have happened between now and then that the film does not delve into; or that it is being presented as the future of the story itself and it's reality, not necessarily our (the audience's) future. I find it fascinating to watch what other people suppose our future could be like, regardless of whether it seems logically possible in our present reality or not.
It's not just about the time frame. Going back to Gattaca, the movie tells us that the main character has to have total and complete control over every hair, fiber, or skin cell that he might leave behind as evidence anywhere he goes or on anything he touches, on a second-by-second basis every single minute of every day. All the while, people are watching his every step and taking samples from every surface he comes in contact with. Yet he somehow does this successfully for years and never gets caught.
I just can't suspend my disbelief for that. Life is far too messy for that. It just isn't feasible. Interesting idea, not well thought out.
And this one... Geez, it just looks flat-out stupid. It's like he watched Logan's Run and thought: "This is just too intellectual. How can I take this concept and make it way dumber?"