” Blade Runner ” is one of the BEST science – fiction / fantasy movies to come out of that decade of cinema before CGI flooded the industry. Believable characters ( In the context of the genre ), an interesting concept – ” Artificial ” beings who are basically designer humans.
I actually took the side of Roy Batty, even though as he admits to his ” creator ” Eldon Tyrell, ” I’ve done questionable things “. His motivation was to cheat his own inevitable death, since Replicants had a 4 – 5 year life span.
Instead of agreeing to help Roy & his fugitive Replicants with their advancing decrepitude & inevitable demise, Eldon seems to keep finding reasons why their lifespans can’t be increased. He acts somewhat Godlike, like he has the power to keep death at bay for a few years more, but it’s a crap – shoot. He’s a very evasive ” God ” when it comes to prolonging the lives of his creations. Perhaps with a somewhat cruel streak. The clip I’ll include provides – I think – a hint or more of that evasiveness & veiled, subtle cruelty when Roy meets the doctor.
& it does not end WELL. The clip is somewhat gory.
Indeed, Joe Turkell ( Tyrell ) said that they had planned to make a mechanical construct that would basically shatter, malfunction, clockwork mechanisms popping out, frying electronics – While human Tyrell was resting in a frozen sarcophagus in a cellar of the Corporation’s complex, a vast techno – Mayan pyramid affair.
I think you, dear reader, can guess with whom my sympathies lie. Tyrell was a somewhat corrupt bastard with a God – complex, Batty was like a 21st – century Frankenstein’s monster who simply wanted his creator to go back, revise his work, & For Heaven’s Sake, get it right with a longer lifespan this time.
If we ever create truly sentient artificial life forms, this is what the human species will have to deal with.