The achievement of Dick's novel was to pose the unsettling idea that our dreams of technology don't need us, or rather our sense of progress has taken bodily form and gone to another planet in order to find fulfillment without their creator. "Androids Dream" in many ways underlines this; a hollowed-out plaground where dreams of technology play among themselves.
Unusually terrible. WTF MUBI? This is way below you. In no sense does this count as a low-key response to Blade Runner, other than "I watched Blade Runner and it inspired me to make this piece of crap." I'm not sure it even qualifies as crap.
This is 2010's "Blade Runner." Too exaggerated ? No, this is based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" but 2010's "Blade Runner" is more surreal, dream-like & filled with grainy pleasure of 16mm, making me think I watch a movie after advent of "Greek Weird Wave" and Spanish contemporary independent films share a devastating pessimism with pure voidness (like "The Future" or "Magical Girl") Deeply loved it.
An unauthorized take on Philip K. Dick's novel bears rewards for those aware of the story and its previous famous adaptation. With very little narrative the director is still able to convey this hunter vs replicant tale. The empathy machine is no where in sight but mind you neither is empathy at all. Well worth a watch though the genre hounds may take odds against this one.
Terrible, really. There's slow cinema, of which I'm a fan, and then there's just plain boring. So boring, in fact, with a good 50% of the already mediocre shots being utterly unnecessary, that I'm giving it a star for sheer audacity. The only redeeming factor was the creepy lullabye towards the end. Fanfic at its cinematic worst. 1.5
Really thought provoking and minimalist take on a Philip K. Dick esque world. Love how grounded and terrifyingly realistic it looks. In a way, it plays devil's advocate to Blade Runner by showing a reversal of roles that follows the victims instead the hunter.
It has been proven on a few occasions it's possible to make a good sci-fi on a tiny budged, however, that requires creativity, great ideas, and it's something this film certainly lacks. What it doesn't lack are: static city landscape shots, atrocious acting, some random characters who do not seem to have any connection to the plot, which actually does not exist... Pretty bad!