We're not very genetically diverse. And if you iron out the DNA abnormalities that cause diseases then everyone's going be kind of near cousins to everyone else, not good. I was intrigued that someone had made a film about this but its not much cop really and sort of goes a bit 'escape from the dome' like so many other movies.
They were going for subtlety & naturalism in scifi, which is laudable, but Morton and Robbins are miscast in their roles for a start, and their lack of chemistry is slow painful screen death. I like the viral conceit but none of the ideas are satisfactorily developed either. It pains me not to even have anything funny to say about it. Wait, Winter*bottom* more like. Ahaha. Hmm. Next.
love it: the delicacy and thought behind this new language they speak, the totally believable future technology, Samantha Morton's accent. the short scene with the receptionist where the empathy virus doesn't work. the fine, understated acting. this is a film with big ideas - all totally supported by beautiful small, subtle touches.
the futuristic nature of this film gives it some sense of removal from reality, which helps the concepts of the story line sink in. The ethical dilemma's placed at the heart of this artwork are telling about modernity and provide food for thought for anyone. Cinematically it is done well, no issues there. The acting is of good quality I think. Certainly worth a watch - an emotional journey certainly.
I must admit that there are certain things in this film that are a little scarce but it did allow some space to be contemplative. I'm curious to known what it would've been like to watch the film without the foreword and see if the subtle world building would have worked.
Code 46 is an amalgam of Blade Runner, Gattaca and a number of other highly regarded sci-fi films. It's also absolutely terrible. Samantha Morton's committed performance is its one and only bright spot. Tim Robbins is completely dreadful, the plot is a complete and total mess, and the ending a total disaster. Easily one of the worst and most infuriating films I've ever seen. Argh, basically.