Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blade Runner and the Environment

Even though I thought Blade Runner was a boring, horrible movie, it did capture some major aspects of the 1980’s era. I found it very interesting the directors perception of the future – 2019 – which is not that far off from now. They were very wrong; however it does reflect on issues that the world is facing today, especially the environment. Every time you read the newspaper, watch the news, or even trashy morning talk shows, you will hear something about going green.
The directors predicted that by 2019 we would have destroyed the Earth and have to move off to off world colonies. I found this idea very interesting because of all of the green hype that is going on right now. Are the directors of Blade Runner correct – that we are going to ruin the Earth but just slower then there prediction – or will people always be concern about the state of the environment but we will never actually ruin our planet. This is a vital question. I do not think anyone actually wants to destroy the Earth so we should start taking major steps to protect it – the question is where and how should we start this new revolution.
Overall, Blade Runner put me asleep and I had to rewind and re-watch it a million times to understand the movie. Once I did get through it though, it was an excellent movie that highlighted the era.

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