sithon: I thought Dekert was a replicant. How can he still be alive and old?
Alphax2014-05-16 07:39:05 AMverbaltoxin: I dig Harrison Ford, he brought to life some of my favorite characters, but get the guy who played Captain America to be Deckard. Or his replicant. Or whatever.Chris Evans? Hmm... I could see that.
Crewmannumber6: I've never been able to make it through an entire sitting of Blade Runner. Sorry.
karmachameleon: hammettman: karmachameleon: gfid: Deckard is NOT a replicant. This has been the subject of many an internet argument before, but I have PROVEN that he is not a replicant in many other threads.In the original release, there's no hint he's a replicant. In the DC, there are lots of hints and he most definitely is one. And IMO that's what makes his character and this story so great.[filmgrab.files.wordpress.com image 850x350]Don't make me come over there.How does it make the movie great? It's merely a parlor trick and something of a twist for "twist's sake." If anything, it actually lessens the impact of the story. Deckard, as a human, comes to the realization that the replicants have more desire and passion to live than real humans. As a replicant, his journey is totally cheapened and the final moments between Deckard and Roy Batty mean nothing.What does it mean to be human? Do you have to actually be a living human to be human? Can humans be made? What rights does a being who is not actually human but appears to be human in every conceivable way have? Should they have the same rights humans do?What is the nature of survival? Are the murderous replicants "bad", or are they just trying to survive? Is their behavior justified? By building in a short life-span intentionally, do we "murder" them? Are they justified in fighting back to try and survive?Deckard confronts all of these questions and more during the course of the movie, as he comes to the gradual realization that not only has he fallen in love with one of them, but also that he is one of them himself. The final scene is devastating as the truth is definitively revealed. If you're watching the movie literally, you might be disappointed. But "it's not what the movie is about, it's how it's about it" - the actual answer to Deckard's heritage is not as important as contemplating the questions the movie introduces. The original theatrical version gave the audience a nice tidy little p ...
FeedTheCollapse: scumshine: Ford might not be the main character.I'm hoping that this is the case, though I'm still not keen on a sequel.
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