Blade Runner is an odd case in the history of film. Here we have a movie that was widely misunderstood by both audiences and critics upon its release. It did marginal business in theaters, but ultimately failed to live up to the studio’s expectations. Critics dismissed it as mostly fluffy eye candy, and audiences wanted something more exciting. Despite these initial challenges, the film got a second chance.
Looking back at the same film today, the perspective has changed completely. Today, Blade Runner is widely considered a classic science fiction film. It has been elevated in status to quintessential viewing, and is featured on many critic’s best films lists. For today’s audiences,