Best/Worst Moments in Blade Runner 2: And the Winners Are…
You know, I always forget you guys have the capacity to be brilliant. Wait, let me amend that — I know you guys have the ability to be brilliant in a horrible, terrifying way, that you can be hilariously mean and astoundingly funny. What I forget is that you can also use your powers for good, like in this weekend’s contest, sponsored by the Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Sure, there were tons of hilariously bad “worst” moments and scene, more than the “best” by 2-to-1 or so. But many of the “best” moments were genuinely great, and Ridley Scott could do a lot worse than read through the results to get some ideas for the eventual sequel (and what to avoid, of course). Anyways, read on to see which two of you folks won the >Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition set! (Everyone who didn’t win, just make yourself an origami unicorn or something.)
He say you honorable mention! Yeah, I was confused too.
when deker meets the engineer and asks him to extend rachel’s life (and possibly his own life…) then the engineer rips off edward james olmos’s head while reciting batty’s speach in its original sumerian.
best scene – end credits where we learn it was just riply’s dream (dreamt in her 57 year sleep)
Both Good and Bad: In an effort to link all the movie universes together that he has directed, Ridley Scott steals a plot device from Assassin’s Creed and has Deckard relive his ancestors’ pasts in order to track down a vicious replicant. We get to see Harrison Ford as Denzel Washington (American Gangster), Tom Cruise (Legend), Russell Crowe (Gladiator and Robin Hood), Demi Moore (GI Jane) and even Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Loise). Everyone of them…ancestors of Deckard…portrayed by a drunken old-ass Harrison Ford. This one scene is of course played out in an 80s style montage. A glorious full 57 minutes of Ridley Scott narcissistic ego-stroking and Harrison Ford in drag. Awesome.
The worst scene will happen at the end of the movie, when the villain is revealed to be a Replicant and this leads to the protagonist discovering that everything is a Replicant, driving them insane as dogs, cats, even goldfish turn on the protagonist on this, the Planet of the Replicants.
The worst part of Blade Runner 2 is when Gaff leaves an origami Ellen Tigh on Colonel Tigh’s desk.
Best moment: We open the film with the close-up of an eye, and when we pull back we find out it is Gaff’s eye and he looks older and more battered – the city reflecting his condition as much as his eye reflects the city.
Worst moment: We actually get to see c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannh?user Gate. And no matter how awesome it may look, it can only pale in comparison to the poetry that is Batty’s soliloquy and the nebulous images I have in my head.
Best: With new interest in the series: 1) NECA starts producing BLADE RUNNER ACTION FIGURES! 2) Gillette releases a razor/ blade runner tie in beard trimmer. 3) we get a porno parody called “Blade Rubber”
Best moment: There is exactly one line of voiceover, at the beginning of the movie. “There is one good thing about being a replicant: you can turn off your internal monologue subroutine.”
Best Scene: The opening sequence, which is lush in obscure and ambiguous cybernetic imagery, held together by a solitary man we assume to be an older Rick Deckard walking silently through the crowd. We gain a severe sense of atmosphere long before any character utters a line.
Worst Scene: An alternate opening sequence where Rick Deckard explains to the viewer through monologue that he is a replicant, and then summarizes the events of the original film in the most unmoving way imaginable. He then reveals that he has in fact rejoined the police force to fight corruption in the city, as though his character was just another boring superhero motif. Or Robocop.
Best moment: Since predators are now canon the final fight between an enraged Predator fighting a re-replicant Roy Batty over lost engineer technology would be awesome. Both on a physcial / visual level as well as a more thoughtful kinda way. Is he Predator right in stopping humans getting the engineer info as we have played god with synthetics and messed up. Will Roy protect human interests or has he got his own agenda. Who would kick the most ass? All these things would be an awesome film to see.
Worst moment: Harrison Ford was a replicant (it’s stated in the first five minutes) but manages to have a baby with another replicant due to the power of replicant love. Replicant baby has special DNA that allows it to cure the plague that is killing normal humans and replicants alike. Thus becoming replicant Jesus.
Best/Worst: Sean Young and M. Emmet Walsh just trade roles.
The Worst scenes is at the start where replicants are amassing armies and and Harrison Ford walks out onto the battlefield showing him the general of the Human Armed Forces. It paves the way for the rest of the movie to be a blockbuster war flick which takes the idea of Blade Runner and throws out everything but the characters names.
The Best Scene in Blade Runner 2 is at the start where fallout from the Replicant war (World War Terminus) and the U.N. encourages emigration to off-world colonies, in hope of preserving the human race from the terminal effects of the fallout. One emigration incentive is giving each emigrant an “andy” — a servant android. Rick Deckard has been doing the same job his great grandfather did and the rest of the movie is closer to the book while appeasing the past.
The Best: Vangelis teams up with Daft Punk, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Wendy Carlos, Hans Zimmer, and Tangerine Dream to create the most brilliant, cutting edge experimental musical score that ever existed and re-defines the way we think about music. WETA effects come onboard to realize some of the most seamless and incredible effects ever put to film, often utilizing in-camera trickery to create a real, breathing, lived-in future that inspires filmmakers for generations to come and gets ripped off by every other anime and manga produced for the next 20 years. 3D technology is utilized to such a perfect degree that no one can imagine watching it in any other format, and upon being released on home video it becomes to 3D Bluray what The Matrix was to DVDs.
The Worst: The original script by David Peoples, Lawrence Kasdan, and Hampton Fancher will be mostly thrown out, to be re-written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman a month before shooting starts.
The Best Worst moment: Deckard discovers that the Unicorn he’s riding isn’t a real unicorn, but, in fact, a replicant unicorn.
the worse part was the new list of questions for the VK test were kinda disappointing
“Your waiting in line outside the Apple store”“which Apple Store? “” What ?”” Which Apple Store? Am I Up town or in the Valley?”“It doesn’t matter it’s a purely hypothetical situation so your waiting in line outside the Apple store the new I-pad comes out today”“I-pad.. Whats that?”” You know what a Tablet is?”“Of COURSE”“Same thing.”“I’ve never own a tablet, but I know what you are talking about”“You’ve been standing in line for hours under the hot baking sun, the Store was suppose to have opened 30 minutes ago, you can see the staff inside laughing, drinking Lattes ignoring you. They are not helping you. ““What do you mean not helping ?”“I mean they are Not Helping why is that?”“It ‘s a test designed to provoke an emotional response, Shall we continue? Describe in single words only the good things that come into your mind about Lady Gaga”“Lady Gaga? let me tell you about Lady Gaga….”
Worst scene: “I’ve always wondered,” (character looks directly at camera), “DO androids dream of electric sheep?” It doesn’t matter who says this line. No matter what, it’s horrible. Best scene: The scene where the police force Rick Deckard to take one last case or threaten to retire Rachel for real. The rest of the movie is set up by this, as he has figured out how to prolong Rachel’s life and refuses to compromise this time. They go on the run, makin the rest of the movie a thriller with then trying not to be caught by blade runners.
It’s revealed that Gaff is a Brony, specifically a fan of Twilight Sparkle, and nothing else.
I’m going esoteric and out there. Since I’m only submitting one entry I took a little liberty with its length. That said I give you this…The premise of the film is simple, a lone replicant returns and Deckard is pressed into final service to retire them. In the process he learns that he is indeed a replicant, and replicants have been used far longer than they have been lead to believe. The film draws to a close with Deckard dying, but not before ensuring his final words are delivered to an equally mortal Tyrell. This voice over occurs as Deckard begins to shut down:Dear Dr. Tyrell, I accept the fact that I had to sacrifice a whole lifetime in service of retiring fellow replicants for whatever it was they did wrong. What they did *was* wrong. But I think you’re crazy to make me waste my existence eliminating my own kind. We *have* seen things that you would not believe, but you choose to see us In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.What I found out is that we are informed by our previous experiences, and I discovered that I am more than a replicant. I am..an archaeologist…*an image of Indiana Jones*..a fugitive…*scene of Ford as Richard Kimball*…a detective…*A scene with John Book from Witness*…The President…*Ford in Air Force One*…and a scoundrel.*Han Solo’s trademark smirk*An idealized version of Deckard is walking into a bright light. Before it fades out,
the film goes still with a single arm pumped.Fade to black. roll credits.
Best moment: At the end of the movie that is about as damaging to the memory of the original Blade Runner as Prometheus was to Alien, a unicorn comes running out of nowhere, goring everyone with his horn, blood spraying everywhere. The unicorn trots up and looks directly into the camera; cut directly to Rick Deckard shooting up out of bed. End movie.
the best moment is when Chewbacca shows upthe worst moment is when it is revealed that Chewbacca is also a replicant and Deckard attempts to seduce/rape him
Worst Moment: An Easter Egg in the film, a digital billboard sign hidden in the background of the Los Angeles skyline which reads: “Yes, I ripped the shit out of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains of Madness” to make Prometheus, so now Guillermo Del Toro can’t make his shitty little film. Fuck You. – Ridley Scott”
Worst: Gaff still does origami, but all he makes now are dongs.
Worst: Deckard discovers the treasure map left behind by Batty has been torn into pieces and scattered throughout the galaxy, forcing him to travel to the Shoulder of Orion and then the Tanhauser Gate before Batty’s irascible uncle gets there first.
Best Scene: After Deckard (revealed to be a replicant) and Rachel solve the plot of the film together, they are hunted by other Blade Runners who want all replicants destroyed. Following a cool chase sequence, the couple find themselves on one of the “Off-World” colony ships about to launch. They successfully escape Earth, and Deckard asks a young family of four ( husband, wife, older son and younger daughter) where they’re going. The little girl shouts out “LV-426!”, and the boy says back “Shut up Rebecca!”
Worst Scene: Same scene.
Best: Decker gets his first Social Security check.
Worst: Decker arguing with the bank teller trying to cash that check, only to find out the teller is a McDonald’s drive thru window.
Best: Expertly done CG cameo of Philip K. Dick disparaging how modern society is given over to pure commercialism.Worst: No one in the theater even notices.
Worst: Deckard rides into frame on the back of the first movie’s unicorn. “Whooooaa, Metaphor. Good girl.”Best: The moment it’s revealed that the specific replicant models have a hive mind…and all the other Roy’s are PISSED.
best: a voight kampff test gone wrong where the new BR identifies a human as replicant, retires it then has to deal with consequences.worst: shot of Roy Batty’s grave stone – in the rain – slow pull back to reveal a groundhog emerging.
Deckard has to help the origami unicorn find its cutie mark while learning about the power of friendship. Best or worst? Who knows, but it’ll be hotly debated among fans for years to come.
Best Moment: Deckard is flying above the city when suddenly an electrical vortex opens in front of him and Doc Brown flies out in his DeLorean, nearly causing a head-on collision. No one is hurt, but middle fingers are exchanged. (There could be an alternate version of this scene where Doc Brown pulls up beside Deckard and asks if he could borrow some Grey Poupon.)Worst Moment: The Dystopian mood is shattered when the rain finally ends and the sun comes out. In the new light, everyone can see that they’re populating a set on a cheesy sci-fi movie.
Best: Gaff sitting in the middle of a room filled with thousands and thousands of origami unicorns. Camera pans in and we see he’s been balling his eyes out. He looks up and sobs, “All these years… all the unicorns…. they were supposed to be cranes!”
The Best: Doubling down on the distopian future with an aging Harrison Ford; where technology has continued to outpace humanity’s ability to comprehend and use it properly… or society’s ability to keep pace with it financially. A storyline that replicants are evolving faster than humans, who are at their evolutionary dead end would create a really thoughtful, heavy story around society and our ability to adapt and contain change would be pretty powerful.
Worst: Roy Batty’s “dead” body is found by rambunctious, yappy child computer whiz who reboots Roy and strikes up a unlikely friendship with the stoic replicant, eventually the two learn to work together; shown in a montage set to The White Stripes “We’re going to be friends” depicting the kid helping Roy get in touch with his “human side” and Roy helping the kid deal with bullies.