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
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.
NO FUTURE. Why endless static shots? Why a is movie - supposed to happen in 2050 - shot in a nineties setting? What is this gay guy doing in a Ph. DICK story? Total nonsense on great Spanish music. ====== Pourquoi ces interminables plans fixes? Pourquoi ce film, censé se passer en 2050, est tourné dans les années 90? Qu'est-ce que ce gay fait dans l'histoire de Ph. DICK? Non-sens total & superbes musiques espagnoles.
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.
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.