A sequel 35 years in the making, Blade Runner 2049 builds off the cult-classic 1982 film, Blade Runner. The 2017 film brings forward the concepts of self-identity, life, humanity, and the soul. Although this film did not meet expectations in the box office, the key elements of this film make it worthy of being on ones “must watch list.” The first defining element of the film lies in the story (plot), while connected to the 1982 film, the story branches out with its own ideals and purpose. The second defining element is the characters and actors who portray them. Ryan Gosling is perfectly suited to his character, Agent K, where he embodies the warm-bodied robot of the time, joined by Harrison Ford, in his return role as Rick Deckard.
The movie, Blade Runner, was inspired by Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In the novel, Richard Deckard, a young bounty hunter, retires androids using the Voigt-Kampff test to detect low levels of empathy. However, Blade Runner adds a new character named Gaff who helps portray Deckard as a pawn, a special agent specifically chosen to defeat the Nexus-6 androids threatening Earth. In the film, Gaff’s actions, words, and origami “gifts” subtly suggest Deckard is an android. This ambiguous distinction between what is human and what is android raises the question of man’s moral responsibility for what he creates.
In this narrative, two movies, Blade Runner (1982) and Brave New World (1980) are analyzed on their postmodernist aspects. Both are dystopic films that predict humanity’s future from the circumstantial fears present on their times. The movie Blade Runner by Ridley Scott was a dystopian film set in the city of Los Angeles in 2019 and was actually derived from the book of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Mr. Phillip Dick. In the film, nuclear pollution and atomic waste aftermath pushed the citizens to go off world. Individuals are thought to be frail and excessively poor, making it impossible to bear the cost of transport.
Blade runner is a science fiction film about the future, in this futuristic scenario, there are robots called replicants. They are visually indistinguishable from humans, and are exclusively used for menial or dangerous work on off-world colonies. Replicants are banned from the earth, if one of them managed his way to it, blade runners will be sent to hunt them down and retire (kill) them. In the film, we have this particular blade runner, Deckard, his mission is to retire four replicants, who have gotten to earth looking for a way to live longer. As the film goes on, it is difficult to find out if Deckard really is the hero of the story or if he is just doing his job.
After all I believe the creature is human. The creature is essentially human because he has feelings and emotion just like any other human. When this creature first speaks out about his early life he claims to be "benevolent" and that his "soul glowed with love and humanity" (83). The creature states that when he became alive he showed love and kindness just like any human being. The creature shows various human traits.
Now Blade Runner is the story of a police specialist called Deckard who is tasked with hunting down and killing four artificial humans called replicants, who had illegally come to a future dystopian earth. These replicants came to earth for one reason to find their creator and to extend their lives. The replicants are comparative to the monster the main one is called Roy Batty and is the prideful creation of Tyrell. Unlike the monster he is designed to be the perfect being, strong, very intelligent, and beautiful. He came to earth to have his creator to fix the flaw of his four year life
Some other creations are not human-like but are designed to be familiar as animals, for example – just like the robotic cat created as a pet companion, or maybe an endearing dinosaur robot designed to assess people 's feeling of empathy toward machines (seeker.com, 2013). To some extent, scientists are in control in how far they take their creation. However, questions such as Will AI existence destroy humanity?
The ways the film and book portrays the stories is drastically different, especially with a film adaptation that was made over a decade after the book there is bound to be changes in the genre of Science Fiction to bring the story to the big screen. The first obvious difference is the title. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the term Blade Runner doesn 't exist, whereas in the movie the concept of Electric Sheep doesn 't exist, more specifically robot animals. The terminology is different for androids, in the book, they are called Andys for short. In the movie androids are called Replicants.
The main characters in Blade runner are Replicants, products of advanced technology. The problems that arise from this technology are the focus of the film's action. Technology has made the Replicants so similar to humans that the even Blade runners like Deckard, who are hired to kill Replicants, have a hard time distinguishing them from humans. It takes a complex analysis of verbal responses and bio-feedback using the Voight-Kampff machine, also created by technology, to make the distinction between the artificial life and the
Dystopian Survival in James Dashner’s “The Maze runner” Abstract In the novel “The Maze Runner” James Dashner portrays the artificial society in the middle of flare. Dystopia is a representation of imperfect society and survival is one of the emerging themes in dystopian literature. Every human learned to survive in their certain society and made the pathways to their future. Dystopian literature would focus on the ruined society and it was important and hard to survive. James Dashner in his novel “The Maze Runner” tested the youngsters’ brain to seek their future in the middle of the pressure.