With an easy to follow plot but so many complicated themes, this film balances both very well. I mean, really it’s got so much going for it thematically: brotherhood, identity, perseverance, purpose, humanity, nature v nurture... the list goes on.
This film also covers the “thriller” genre very well! I was surprised at how quickly the false identity was revealed but like Hitchcock said, knowing the bomb is under the table is much more exciting. This film takes that concept and RUNS with it.
For being a science fiction film made in 1997, it holds up very very well. Yeah ok maybe the screens shouldn’t have been CRT’s but everything else works really well. Stills feel dystopian and futuristic.