The Blade Runner franchise is widely regarded as among the finest in cinema history
The first film directed by Ridley Scott was initially panned by critics upon its release in 1982. However, it went on to become one of the most revered films in history and has been the subject of case studies and research across the globe, mainly since it redefined the cyberpunk genre.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007) is regarded as the most definitive version of the movie. Featuring Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford in the lead, the film featured the late Rutger Hauer as an antagonist. His final monologue in the film, often referred to as ‘tears in the rain’, bolstered his image to that of a cult icon.
The sequel, Blade Runner 2049 (2017) was directed by Denis Villeneuve. Harrison Ford reprised his role from the first film, with Ryan Reynolds playing the lead. Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, and Robin Wright also played crucial parts in the film. Despite its lacklustre performance at the box office, it was widely praised by critics. Attempt the quiz to find out how much you know about this iconic franchise.
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