Sunday, March 01, 2015

Runner Runner

So it looks like there's going to be a Blade Runner sequel.  Harrison Ford has signed up to play his same character, Rick Deckard (though how prominent he'll be we'll see).

Sounds like a bad idea.  First, Blade Runner was not a hit.  It's maybe a cult classic, but even when it was re-released a decade later no one came out to see it.

Second, it's not much of a film.  It's actually a big muddle.  Yeah, I has an interesting look, but very little plot and what plot it does have isn't much.  There's also all sorts of different cuts--with or without the narration, with different endings, etc.--none of which can fix the central problem of a weak film.

Third, it won't be directed by Ridley Scott, who was by far the most important person in making the film what it was--if you really thought it was special, why have a second-rate version?

Fourth, do you duplicate the look or try something new?  If you duplicate it, it's been copied so often it'll look old and tired.  If you try something new, what's the point of the remake--it's practically the only thing the film had going for it to begin with.

So if this happens, don't expect me there on opening day. Unless the film is good--it's always time to make a good film.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Harrison play the Larry role?

6:45 AM, March 01, 2015  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he's a replicant why can't he get a new body?

11:16 AM, March 01, 2015  

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