The first Blade Runner movie from 1982 is on my list of favorite sci-fi movies. It dealt with artificial intelligence and the point where AI becomes sentient. The movie was also full of great actors like Harrison Ford (Richard Deckard), Rutger Hauer (Roy Batty), Sean Young (Rachael), Edward James Olmos (Gaff), M. Emmet Walsh (Bryant), and Daryl Hannah (Pris).
The original Blade Runner is set In 2019. Los Angeles is a big, dark, depressing metropolis. Rick Deckard is a “Blade Runner”. Blade Runners are people assigned to assassinate “replicants”. The replicants are androids that look like real human beings.
Four replicants start a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony. Deckard is called out of retirement to track them down. He eliminates them one by one. In the process he discovers another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion.
During the hunt, Deckard’s true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what’s human and what’s not human.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner (Ryan Gosling) unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. This secret leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford are both top notch actors. The trailers I’ve seen so far have capture the dark, gritty look and feel of the original. If the story-line is good, this movie will be a hit.
Did you like the original Blade Runner? Are you excited to see this sequel? Do you believe Deckard is a replicant? Let us know in the comments.