A Sequel We Don’t Need

18 02 2016

Apparently Blade Runner 2 is coming. A release date of January 12, 2018 has been set, even before principle photography has started. They’ve selected a director (Denis Villeneuve) and Ryan Gosling will be in the leading role. This worries me, and frankly, we don’t need this movie. Blade Runner didn’t exactly beg for a sequel.

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Blade Runner, Deckard and Replicants

16 03 2015

I’m not going to go over the “is he/isn’t he” debate of Deckard being a replicant. But what I did want to explore is something that has bothered me for a while (since I first saw the movie in 1982, actually), but I think I have an answer for. It is the question from Deckard to Bryant, asking why replicants risk coming back to Earth.

Spoiler Alert: In this piece, I discuss important plot points that may give away elements of the story or the ending. Read at your own risk.

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Un-advanced Technology In Blade Runner

13 09 2013

My eldest son and I watched Blade Runner the other day (the 1982 International Theatrical release, which included the somewhat-controversial voiceover), and he commented about how unremarkable a lot of the technology in Blade Runner actually is. This got me thinking about the nature of the technology used in the fictional year 2019, and I tried to figure out, in my own mind, why it would be so ordinary.

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