We have finished the house of the scorpion book lately and then we watched this movie called Gattaca. Gattaca is a movie that is about clones and DNA. The movie's protagonist seemed to relate to matt in a way that was actually very surprising to me, both Matt and Vincent( Protagonist in Gattaca) both wanted to be able to fit in and wanted to be accepted. But both of them had different objectives Vincent wanted to go to space where nobody is judged and he will be isolated so he could do anything he wanted to. Some other similarities I found between both book and movie is both Gattaca and The House of the Scorpion were based in the future but Gattaca seemed more futuristic in my eyes because there are so many technological advancements like how they test blood to see if they are “invalid” or “valid”. Both of these stories involved clones but in Gattaca, clones are better than normally made people and in the house of the scorpion clones are the worst thing that happened to their world. Both book and movie have lower classed rated people like in Gattaca there are genetically modified clones to be bad and good and the bad ones are automatically put as a lower classed people and “degenerates” and in the book people that are not rich and used as workers are put as lower classed peasants. In the book, clones are usually made into eejits because everybody in the book thinks clones aren't relevant to their society because they are made the same as somebody with 0 differences.
Those are the similarities I found between the book and the movie some of the differences are. Both protagonists have different goals and achievements they would like to accomplish. There is a big age range between matt and Vincent because Vincent seems that he is in his late 20’s in the movie and matt only comes to the age of 16 I am pretty sure in the book. In the book, matt traveled to many places throughout the book where Gattaca takes place in a futuristic type of laboratory job workspace. In The House of the Scorpion Matt is cloned from an older person and in Gattaca Vincent's clone was made when he was just a boy. The difference right above connects to how in the book the protagonist is a clone and in Gattaca, the protagonist is not a clone. And last difference is In Gattaca genetically modified clones are good and naturally born people are bad and in The House of the Scorpion is the exact opposite
As you can see Gattaca and The House of the Scorpion are similar but not too similar so in my opinion, I would say that Gattaca is not the same as The House of the Scorpion because there are more differences than similarities.