In the twenty-first century, a corporation develops androids to be used as slaves in colonies outside of the Earth, identified as “replicants”. In 2019, a former Police Officer is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of replicants living undercover in Los Angeles, California.
Milestone Of Science Fiction And A Cyberpunk Masterpiece
It’s hard to overstate how influential the film was; it invented the sci-fi subgenre now known as “cyberpunk”, and it was also the first “film noir” in a sci-fi setting. And although it looks so distractingly gorgeous that even today there are people who still dismiss it as superficial and mere “eye candy”, it is a philosophically deep film that ponders existential questions about the nature of being human. Its slow, brooding quality will perhaps leave some modern audiences who are used to a different pace and more action underwhelmed – but make no mistake: this is a groundbreaking masterwork of its genre and a timeless classic.