I have a long history with the original Blade Runner. I first saw it when I was seven-years-old, I think. Harrison Ford was on the cover, it looked futuristic and cool, in an action-packed sci-fi sort of way, given the, I don’t know, “space pistol” he was holding. Blade Runner, it turns out, is not appropriate for children. Not because of the violence, sex and nudity (though for some that may be a valid reason), but because it is a slow, ponderous movie that is more concerned with the philosophical notion of humanity than with action.
I’ve seen Blade Runner maybe about a dozen times—including the theatrical version, the director’s cut and the “final” cut. I understand Blade Runner is a masterpiece, and while I do like it, it’s just something that resonates with my on any sort of personal level. I can ooh and ah over the visuals, which are no doubt incredible. The movie spawned countless imitations. I know the history of the film pretty extensively. I just don’t really give a shit about it.