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Fail a third time… expect a visit from the Blade Runner!
Obviously I’m a fan of the original Blade Runner, and I thought the new film was quite excellent as well. Honestly, I’m not even sure what the sequel was about, since I was so lost in the visuals, which I loved. Trying to cartoon some of those was a bit of a challenge for me. If you recognized my version of Rachael, I’m thrilled. If not, well, I hope the red-eyed owl clued you in.
I heard some griping about the new movie, mostly from people complaining it was too long. Too long, what, an extra 45 minutes longer than your average movie? Seriously, how many people let 45 minutes drift by like clouds on a summer day just scrolling through Facebook or checking sports scores? It makes a good case for the superiority of robots, frankly. Robots have no problem sitting still during long movies, they just can’t figure out the difference between cars and trees.
Personal true story about Blade Runner – I saw the original movie in the theater (the one with the tacky film noir voice over) when I was 12 years old. My mother took me and a bunch of other kids down to the theater and got us in. No idea where she went after that (probably to watch An Officer and a Gentleman at another theater). I think she thought she was dropping us off at a Star Wars sequel. Ooops!
Today, Blade Runner seems relatively tame today compared to what most 12 year olds are probably watching on the internet, but for us kids growing up in the 80s, it was pretty heavy stuff. It was probably the first rated-R movie I had ever seen, certainly in a theater. But I remember even at the tender age of 12 realizing I was seeing some sublime cinema, although I wouldn’t have expressed it those words. I would have said, “Oh my God! Guns, boobs, robots!”
Not much has changed in my tastes today, although I can talk critically about the nature of humanity in the age of machines, an age in which human nature has been completely reshaped by technology we have created, and in which robots have unprecedented agency and don’t threaten to master us so much as become us.
But I won’t.
Guns! Boobs! robots!
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