With Blade Runner 2049 out it was inevitable we would get an Honest Trailers response.
I have to admit that they aren’t exactly wrong on some of those points, but back in the 80s when I saw it in the theater (at the Varsity Theater, when it was the New Varsity and they used to play movies after their first run) a lot of the appeal was the strange, semi-familiar but futuristic atmosphere and cross-cultural melting pot of LA.
And then there was Spaceship Warlock that totally played on that vibe back in the day.
Of course, there is a Cinema Sins Everything Wrong with Blade Runner video on YouTube as well. It is a bit brutal. But I watched it myself this week and… I still like it. So take that YouTube critics!