14 August 2010
Blade Runner (1982)
Is this testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?
So basically: In the near future, robots are manufactured to look exactly like humans. The robots, known as replicants, work on different planets and are illegal on Earth after turning rogue. After four replicants hijack a ship and return to Earth seeking answers about their life-span, Rick Dechard is called out of retirement to hunt them down.
Firstly, I love this movie and I'm a huge fan of Harrison Ford and sci-fi. My one big irk with this is the multiple endings/editions or whatevs. You don't need that many. I mean, there's a director's cut and a final cut (which is another version of the director's cut). Gah! Other than that, this movie is pretty awesome. There's a few things I don't get, tho, like why the one guy has to explain everything to Deckard, even tho he's supposed to be an ex-Blade Runner. Shouldn't he know everything? And what a douche-bot with Rachael. Srs. Douche. Um, the story is really interesting, but the whole robots being evil thing is a little overdone. And since they don't have any emotion, I would have hoped a bit less from the Nexus 6's. I kno it said at the beginning that they theorized the robots could adapt and learn those things, but they seem a bit too emotional to be believable.
Even tho I love this movie, and it is a must see for any sci-fi fan, everyone else could probably skip it, so no it doesn't deserve to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!