I wish more directors would try to make sci-fi movies this epic and deep, like Ridley Scott does. The story plays in the future but is told in a classic film noir style. “Blade Runner” is well written, and multi-layered, it may require more than one viewing to fully absorb the brilliance of it. No, it’s not effect driven, rather, it is a visually driven story that doesn’t rely on special effects, unlike in today’s Hollywood.
In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.