Blade Runner (1982)

Ridley Scott's followup feature to Alien is another futuristic tale set in distant 2019 L.A.

Harrison Ford plays Deckard, a blade runner or tracker of rogue robots (replicants). He's drawn out of self-imposed retirement to track some (very) humanoid replicants who are out to extend their lifetimes. So, basically a detective story with action and a cyborg slant.

The general themes are determinism, value of life and the uniqueness of human consciousness. Much of the film is a little overplayed, something that seems to stick to action movies still today. What does set Blade Runner apart from the others (and made it a standard for decades of sci-fi flicks to follow) is the deeper writing - thanks to the original story from Philip K. Dick.

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