The original Blade Runner was a big influence on Westworld. So you can imagine how excited we were about the sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Craig, Heather, and Jake discuss the stunning visuals and world building (4:29), their favorite science fiction technology (9:23), Joi (20:04), Jared Leto and architecture (25:41), the baseline (32:40), Harrison Ford and cities (34:37), the film's treatment of women (38:10), and their favorite moments (45:52).
The original Blade Runner is considered one of the most influential sci-fi films ever made. Blade Runner 2049 has big shoes to fill, but the early returns are very good. Craig, Heather, and Jake preview this exciting new sequel.
Blade Runner (1982) is a neo-noir, sci-fi classic and explores many of the same themes as Westworld. Craig, Jake, and Heather discuss facts about the film (1:42), our general impressions (6:50), how this movie is a film noir (11:11), the theme of desperation (16:26), paranoia and humanity (22:39), the treatment of women (29:21), human-robot relationships (36:28), the casting (39:32), and our favorite moments (47:54).
The neo-noir sci-fi Blade Runner is considered one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time and features many of the same themes as Westworld. In anticipation of the sequel Blade Runner 2049, we thought it would be good to visit the original. Craig, Heather, and Jake preview their discussion of the film.