Christology in Gattaca

Now onto the themes of Christ in Gattaca, the world's greatest Science Fiction movie.

In Gattaca we see Vincent Freeman try to reach the stars in a warped future using the DNA of Jerome Morrow.

If Christ figures are what you are looking for, then look no further for a twisted representation of Christ than Jerome Morrow. Jerome literally gives his blood for Vincent to reach the heavens, symbolic throughout the movie for salvation. His life, for all intents and purposes, ended when he was in an accident that made him loose his legs. He began to live solely to provide Vincent with his blood. Vincent and Jerome shared a life.

The movie has two uses of Christ and God in the spoken word. Upon hearing of Vincent's assignment to go into space, Jerome says, "They're sending you up there, for Christ's sake! You! Of all people!" I tend to think it was not used in a vulgar way, it was literally for Christ's sake that he would be sent to the stars.

Then we see in a scene where Vincent is giving blood that he says "God damn!" His blood was damned. Like all of us, we need the blood of Christ in order to reach heaven. It was only through using Jerome's blood that Vincent could reach the stars. Blood provided by the Christ figure of the movie.

That's it. After all of these years, I have been able to unleash my frustration and talk about the Theological and Christological themes of Gattaca.

We'll be back to more normal discussions on Monday.

Watch out for the potholes.