Do humans dream of organic sheep? Don’t they just count them?
by Thom Yee
So let’s get one thing straight: The original Blade Runner is a quality movie.
It’s an interesting movie, a distinct movie, and, more than either of those things, a revered movie. There are some circles for which a Blade Runner sequel is like a dream even, the fruition of decades of speculation and the ultimate expression of the growth of the movie from a once misunderstood quandary to now a cultural icon. It’s a visual spectacle with a haunting score and a chilling vision of where it looked like we were going. In preparation for the release of Blade Runner 2049, I, finally and for the first time, watched the original Blade Runner (and read Grace’s now-classic review of course), only days before I would see its sequel.
I fell asleep twice trying to make it through. Continue reading