5 Reasons We Like Blade Runner

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  • Ridley Scott’s amazing storytelling of a dystopian future. The dark ambience throughout Blade Runner and people living in stark isolation with technology as his main company, was a more realistic depiction of the future than the main theme of clones (replicants) and advanced genetic science.Blade_Runner_6

 

  • Harrison Ford, as a disenchanted police officer, more precisely, a blade runner. The pacing of the film and Harrison Ford’s eventual liking for the clone Rachael (Sean Young) was built up brilliantly, with a fine performance from Ford.

 

  • The unique set design and ambience created in the film, which reminded us of Star Wars. The constant surveillance by aerial police vehicles with light beams, the desolate staircases, the 200 storey buildings with Coca Cola glow lights flickering, created a psychedelic setting which probably no other science fiction film had created so far.
  • The four fugitive clones from Tyrell Corporation. Their rage, constant fear and apprehension, emotions and an unflinching will to live for more than the stipulated life span assigned to them, was shown to perfection. The violent and the cunning of Rutger Hauer and the helplessness and disillusionment of Sean Young were two of the drivers of the film. It made us relate to the exasperation and the agony of being created as clones in a world which has no place for them. Moreover, it was one of the first sci-fi movies with such a strong impetus on characterization rather than futuristic gadgets.

 

  • The absolutely convincing showcasing of the two imaginary technologies, the Spinners (Flying police cars) and the Voigt Kampff Machine (Interrogation tool to detect replicants).


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