To rise above limitations

 
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
— Albus Dumbledore
 
 

In the not so distant future, eugenics has become a way of life and individuals are assigned to their respective lives based on their genetic potential. Vincent Freeman, played by Ethan Hawke, was conceived without the help of eugenics and has been relegated to a life that falls short of his aspirations.

It is scary to think that such a future might actually happen within our lifetime. That we might be limited by factors beyond our control, not of our choosing. Vincent Freeman worked hard for his dreams and eventually found the right people to help him realize his dreams and live up to his true innate potential.

The human condition is as much about our connection with each other and the world around us as it is about the sequence of our DNA and the hand fate has dealt us. The film shows us how our aspirations and choices decide our destiny and we are not victims of our own genetics or someone else’s idea of a predetermined fate.