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Thoughts after Watching Blade Runner 2049

Some thoughts after watching Blade Runner 2049 on a non-replicant topic. (I think I didn't spoil anything by writing what's below.) The USA was in the midst of cold war when the original Blade Runner was released in 1982. There was also the economic threat from Japan. I imagine the world depicted by Blade Runner was a dystopian projection for Americans. Back then, the audience may have perceived the scene as a pessimistic possibility of the future motherland. Blade Runner 2049 renders the world continued and evolved from the original movie. Meanwhile, in real life, we took the other path at the fork of the post-cold war. There is no Soviet Union, and Japan lost its economic competitiveness. So, for us today, the world of Blade Runner 2049 appears as a parallel world instead of a future possibility.


Original post: Oct. 12, 2017 | Last updated: Oct. 12, 2017

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