I love this film. When I saw it for the first time back in 2006, after the film was over - I just went "wtf" It's safe to say I was not ready. I rewatched the film some 2 years later and I was floored. I got it, and it hit me to the core, the last scene. I think at the time I may have been going through some existentialist moments so it got to me on a deeper level. I have to say it is now one of my favorite films of all time. This film is just wonderful, the themes of life and the meaning of what it is to live, are what got to me.
I'm sure we've got some fans here, so let's get a discussion going.
Blade Runner sequel/prequel will happen, I have no doubt. I think Ridley is on a roll, and I don't think age is inhibiting in his abilities to make some great sci-fi. Look at that friggin footage on the teaser. By far some of the most inspiring and interesting imagery we've seen from sci-fi. And we haven't seen a lot. He's on a roll, I think Prometheus gave him fuel to the fire which is why he's announced that sequel/prequel. I am so down for it, and it's happening too... here are some recent news just a week old
I never really got that from BR - the identity theme, I don't deny its existence, but I'd agree strongly with Aeus. Life and Death seem to be much bigger themes of BR than identity.
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aperez, try to track down The Final Cut of Blade Runner, it's the one Ridley is most happy with
Viscal said:Yeah that would be cool. Imagine the visuals on those attack ships and Tennhauser gates with Ridley's style. It would be epic. Then again, him being like well past social security age makes me doubt it will actually happen
Yeah that would be cool. Imagine the visuals on those attack ships and Tennhauser gates with Ridley's style. It would be epic. Then again, him being like well past social security age makes me doubt it will actually happen
I wouldn't want that. Not one bit. See it as you wish, but IMO that would weaken the impact of that entire speech. It is best left to our imagination. I think it is so profound when you imagine what he is saying, the point isn't the visuals...and seeing the "prequel" based on Roy's life would not logistically work unless they do Rutger Hauer ala Arnold in Terminator Salvation, or Brad Pitt "de-aging" in Benjamin Button - which is just unrealistic as it is so expensive to even do that effect.
I hope the next film has nothing to do with Roy, and is something quite new and fresh, sort of what they're doing with Prometheus (which we'll see what's it all about)
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