Blade Runner

Blade Runner ★★★

Re-watched this at home for the podcast, and I have to say the more immersive theater experience—my last viewing of the film—helps distract from the fact that there's not a whole hell of a lot going on. Ford once snarked that Blade Runner is about "a detective who does no detecting," and that about sums it up. The only Replicant he actively investigates is Zhora (using the world's slowest copy of Photoshop), who isn't really a character; and then, he merely bumps into Leon. And to wrap things up, his boss just tells him where the last two androids are! No idea why we're following this guy around so much when the story of the fugitive Replicants is way more interesting.

And I'm not buying for a second that Deckard is a robot. Drop in all the footage from Legend you want, Ridley!

Block or Report