History YMMV / BladeRunner

12th Jul '17 3:08:35 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ActionSurvivor: While Deckard has the definite reputation of a MemeticBadass, he shows monumental difficulty in his fights against the replicants. A JustifiedTrope, as they are top of the line, highly advanced Cyborgs, with two designed for military use. Not to mention, Deckard's reputation [[spoiler:may just be implanted memories[[note]]Which has the effect of turning his ability as a Blade Runner into a bit of an InformedAbility, as if he actually ''is'' a replicant himself, he should be just as capable as they are - there's no way a replicant Blade Runner would have some sort of "keep your abilities within human norms" inhibitor, the whole point is for him to be equally capable[[/note]].]]



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Gaff. In the Westwood Studio's video game, he's something of a StealthMentor.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkhorse: Gaff. In the Westwood Studio's video game, he's something of a StealthMentor.



* [[SpecialEffectFailure/LiveActionFilm Special Effects Failure]]

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* [[SpecialEffectFailure/LiveActionFilm Special Effects Failure]]SpecialEffectFailure:
19th May '17 7:28:35 PM Kadorhal
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** From the 1997 game adaptation is Clovis reciting "[[Creator/WilliamBlake The Tyger]]" while threatening the pet store owner in the opening, which makes it seem like the writers took the "WarriorPoet" concept [[LiteralMinded far too literally]] and ended up writing the BigBad as a big dork.

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** From the 1997 game adaptation is Clovis reciting "[[Creator/WilliamBlake The Tyger]]" while threatening the pet store owner in the opening, which makes it seem like gives the initial impression that the writers took the "WarriorPoet" concept [[LiteralMinded far too literally]] and ended up writing the BigBad as a big dork.
15th May '17 1:04:32 AM Scabbard
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* EvilIsSexy: Most of the antagonists are depicted as almost flawless beings, superior in both mind and body to normal humans (who for the most part are portrayed as grizzled and beaten down). This is especially true of Roy, who as the {{Ubermensch}} is built like a Greek god. Both of the female replicants are also quite easy on the eyes and none of them are above using sexual persuasion as a tool to get what they want (Both Priss and Roy come onto Sebastian in an attempt to persuade him to help them, and Zhora is designed for political assassinations which probably involve the promise of sex as a way of getting closer to the target and she shamelessly uses her own nude body as a distraction when Deckard comes for her).

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* EvilIsSexy: Most of the antagonists are depicted as almost flawless beings, superior in both mind and body to normal humans (who for the most part are portrayed as grizzled and beaten down). This is especially true of Roy, who as the {{Ubermensch}} is built like a Greek god. Both of the female replicants are also quite easy on the eyes and none of them are above using sexual persuasion as a tool to get what they want (Both (both Priss and Roy come onto Sebastian in an attempt to persuade him to help them, and Zhora is designed for political assassinations which probably involve the promise of sex as a way of getting closer to the target and she shamelessly uses her own nude body as a distraction when Deckard comes for her).
8th May '17 8:05:59 AM Kadorhal
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** From the 1997 game adaptation is Clovis reciting "[[Creator/WilliamBlake The Tyger]]" while threatening the pet store owner in the opening, which makes it seem like the writers took the "WarriorPoet" concept [[LiteralMinded far too literally]] and ended up writing the BigBad as a big dork.



** The 1985 game for the 8-BIT home computers, on the other hand, was nothing special. Though, for rights reasons, that's technically an adaptation of the Vangelis sound track.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Giant buildings, neon lights, multicultural cities, film noir aesthetics, and lots and lots of rain? Meh, we've seen it all before. The film's visuals and themes proved to be such an influence on CyberPunk and gritter science fiction works that it's virtually impossible for them not to reference the film in some form or another, and as a consequence, the impact can be somewhat lost on audiences who have already seen the many imitators and their intellectual androids, ugly dystopias, and drunken future cops. Similarly, the philosophical questions about androids and their relationships with humans have been tackled in so many works and so thoroughly (even before and around the time of ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'''s publication) that the movie can feel empty in comparison.

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** The 1985 game for the 8-BIT 8-bit home computers, on the other hand, was nothing special. Though, for rights reasons, that's technically an adaptation of the Vangelis sound track.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Giant buildings, neon lights, multicultural cities, film noir aesthetics, and lots and lots of rain? Meh, we've seen it all before. The film's visuals and themes proved to be such an influence on CyberPunk and gritter grittier science fiction works that it's virtually impossible for them not to reference the film in some form or another, and as a consequence, the impact can be somewhat lost on audiences who have already seen the many imitators and their intellectual androids, ugly dystopias, and drunken future cops. Similarly, the philosophical questions about androids and their relationships with humans have been tackled in so many works and so thoroughly (even before and around the time of ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'''s publication) that the movie can feel empty in comparison.
5th May '17 12:01:39 PM hullflyer
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Giant buildings, neon lights, multicultural cities, film noir aesthetics, and lots and lots of rain? Meh, we've seen it all before. The film's visuals and themes proved to be such an influence on CyberPunk and gritter science fiction works that its virtually impossible for them not to reference the film in some form or another, and as a consequence, the impact can be somewhat lost on audiences who have already seen the many imitators and their intellectual androids, ugly dystopias, and drunken future cops. Similarly, the philosophical questions about androids and their relationships with humans have been tackled in so many works and so thoroughly (even before and around the time of ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'''s publication) that the movie can feel empty in comparison.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Giant buildings, neon lights, multicultural cities, film noir aesthetics, and lots and lots of rain? Meh, we've seen it all before. The film's visuals and themes proved to be such an influence on CyberPunk and gritter science fiction works that its it's virtually impossible for them not to reference the film in some form or another, and as a consequence, the impact can be somewhat lost on audiences who have already seen the many imitators and their intellectual androids, ugly dystopias, and drunken future cops. Similarly, the philosophical questions about androids and their relationships with humans have been tackled in so many works and so thoroughly (even before and around the time of ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'''s publication) that the movie can feel empty in comparison.
5th May '17 11:55:51 AM hullflyer
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* ActionSurvivor: While Deckard has the definite reputation of a MemeticBadass, he shows monumental difficulty in his fights against the replicants. A JustifiedTrope, as they are top of the line, highly advanced Cyborgs, with two designed for military use. Not to mention, Deckard's reputation [[spoiler:may just be implanted memories.]]

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* ActionSurvivor: While Deckard has the definite reputation of a MemeticBadass, he shows monumental difficulty in his fights against the replicants. A JustifiedTrope, as they are top of the line, highly advanced Cyborgs, with two designed for military use. Not to mention, Deckard's reputation [[spoiler:may just be implanted memories.memories[[note]]Which has the effect of turning his ability as a Blade Runner into a bit of an InformedAbility, as if he actually ''is'' a replicant himself, he should be just as capable as they are - there's no way a replicant Blade Runner would have some sort of "keep your abilities within human norms" inhibitor, the whole point is for him to be equally capable[[/note]].]]
12th Apr '17 10:26:13 PM thelivingtoad
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** Bell (or AT&T) was broken up for monopolistic practices. Most of the subsidiaries that came out of it have come back together as either Verizon or the new AT&T.

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** Bell (or AT&T) was broken up for monopolistic practices. Most of the subsidiaries that came out were broken off of it have come back together as either Verizon or the new AT&T.
12th Apr '17 10:25:49 PM thelivingtoad
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** Atari was hammered by UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, barely survived, and is now a shadow of its former self.

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** Atari was hammered by UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, barely survived, survived because of its computer business, and is now a shadow of its former self.



** Bell was broken up for monopolistic practices.

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** Bell (or AT&T) was broken up for monopolistic practices. Most of the subsidiaries that came out of it have come back together as either Verizon or the new AT&T.
12th Apr '17 10:22:29 PM thelivingtoad
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* VindicatedByHistory: Upon its initial release, the film was advertised as an action movie, met with mixed reviews and an underwhelming box office performance (it did decently and made back its budget, but it was in no way the hit that The Ladd Company assumed it would have been. It also had the bad luck of coming out the week after the much anticipated ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' hit theaters). In the ensuing years it became a CultClassic, and is now generally considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Upon its initial release, the film was advertised as an action movie, met with mixed reviews and an underwhelming box office performance (it did decently and made back its budget, but it was in no way the hit that The Ladd Company assumed it would have been.be. It also had the bad luck of coming out the week after the much anticipated ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' hit theaters). In the ensuing years it became a CultClassic, and is now generally considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
12th Apr '17 10:22:04 PM thelivingtoad
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* VindicatedByHistory: Upon its initial release, the film was advertised as an action movie, met with mixed reviews and an underwhelming box office performance (it did okay and made back its money, but it wasn't the hit that The Ladd Company assumed it would have been. It also had the bad luck of coming out the week after the much anticipated ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' hit theaters). In the ensuing years it became a CultClassic, and is now generally considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Upon its initial release, the film was advertised as an action movie, met with mixed reviews and an underwhelming box office performance (it did okay decently and made back its money, budget, but it wasn't was in no way the hit that The Ladd Company assumed it would have been. It also had the bad luck of coming out the week after the much anticipated ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' hit theaters). In the ensuing years it became a CultClassic, and is now generally considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
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