Saturday

#97 Blade Runner

Blade Runner (1982 – Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos and Sean Young)


This is one of the films on the list that I have already seen, but I hadn’t seen it in years and a lot of scenes were s muddled together in my mind. It is really interesting how much future sci-fi and pop culture take from Blade Runner. The Nexus 6’s are referred to as “skin Jobs” like new humanoid Cylons are on Battlestar Galactica. The basic story of Blade Runner is man creates a perfect robot; the robot becomes too perfect it wants to become man. Man has to stop the robot.

On aside a note, next time you see Blade Runner, notice how much Sean Young looks like Zooey Deschanel. Also this movie is smack down in the middle of Harrison Ford’s most successful and prolific decade - Star Wars 77, Apocalypse Now 79, Empire Strikes Back 80, Raiders of the lost Ark 81, Blade Runner 82, Return of the Jedi 83, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 84, Witness 85, Mosquito Coast 86.

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