Saturday, October 7, 2017

S. Artesian — Of Love and Hegel

Review of Blade Runner 2049.

The Wolf Report:Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor
Of Love and Hegel
S. Artesian

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

Blade Runner was an amazing movie, not just for its visuals, but for the ethics portrayed. The machine androids were super humans without emotions, except some of them from time to time would start to come alive and have rudimentary feelings and maybe even begin to fall in love with other androids - and they craved freedom.

The power of the film for me was that you would have thought the androids, who had been cold and designed to be just functionality, would be entirely ruthless but they turned out, some of them at least, had a higher morality than the humans.

I forget the details but the most powerful part of the film for me was where the android who hung Harrison over the side of the building and could have let him go to his death, as he deserved, showed mercy and spared his life. I don't think people are capable of that type of forgiveness.