Unlike Deckard, who just grudgingly went about his job and then drank to forget, only to realise at the end of Blade Runner that something was amiss, K feels he’s something special.
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The sequel to Blade Runner will be called Blade Runner 2049.
As a title, it’s a bit meh ( really, why didn’t they go with Blade Runnest?)
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Movie Rob’s Genre Grandeur for January is sci-fi. Here’s a review of Blade Runner which I wrote a while back.
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Okay, yes, it’s also Elvis’s birthday. Today (January 8th, 2016) is Roy Batty’s Incept Date. Which leaves only one question: what do you get a Nexus 6 for his birthday?
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The film has a dark, grungy futuristic look and some cool visual effects. It’s a by-now standard dystopic vision of the future. Most of the planet is in ruins and uninhabitable. It seems to be almost always night and pissing rain, there are hover-cars, a disco-red light district, neon kanji and a surfeit of Asians: it’s “Blade Runner” for Dummies.
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