Blade Runner initially did not fare well in North America. Critics divisively put the film on both ends of the critical spectrum. Some praised the film’s complex theme and stunning visuals, while some found its pace slow and its plot unorthodox. After some time, it eventually won great acclaim as a cult movie and has been dubbed as one of the best science fiction films of all time. It specifically made waves in the film industry for its production design. Now, Blade Runner is considered the top exemplar of neo-noir cinema. Even after years since its release, Blade Runner has been a phenomenal success. Several films video games, anime, and television series of the same genre have drawn inspiration from it. It even brought the Hollywood spotlight to Philip K. Dick work. It even spawned a sequel in 2017, with the title Blade Runner 2049. In the same year, it was released, Blade Runner won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. After a year, it was chosen for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for the significance it contributed to American culture, history, and aesthetics.
about the movie
Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film set in a dystopic Los Angeles in November 2019. It follows the quest of a blade runner who is tasked to go after four fugitive replicants who have stolen a ship in space to go back to Earth to meet their creator. It is directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay penned by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. It stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. It was loosely adapted from Philip Dick’s 1968 science fiction novel titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?