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July 15, 2013 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Bladerunner Speedrun: 60 seconds of animated goodness.

Previous Speedruns:

#1 Back to the Future
#2 The Matrix
#3 Star Wars
#4 Aliens [previously]
#5 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
posted by quin (30 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fantastic.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:34 AM on July 15, 2013


I always wondered where they were headed in that last scene.
posted by sammyo at 7:35 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mis-read FPP. Was expecting a Loderunner speedrun. Only slightly disappointed.
posted by barnacles at 7:35 AM on July 15, 2013


I really like the animation style. Less so the audio.
posted by gwint at 7:47 AM on July 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


I love the movie, but they pretty much nailed it.
posted by immlass at 7:57 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


bladerunner in 72 seconds
posted by 256 at 8:25 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I seem to be missing the gene that makes both this and South Park funny. Won't you please give to our foundation?
posted by IAmBroom at 8:41 AM on July 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


GLORIOUS.
posted by Merzbau at 8:44 AM on July 15, 2013


Gwint has it--my first comment was based on an audio off viewing... rewatching with the audio on is a little less fantastic, but still fun.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:54 AM on July 15, 2013


Oliver!
posted by b1tr0t at 9:07 AM on July 15, 2013


Is this by the same team that did all those "vs" ads for snack crisps?
posted by ShawnStruck at 9:21 AM on July 15, 2013


(I think all the previous movies are better suited to this style. Blade Runner is dreamy and calm, not really an action movie or a frenetic whatever-Fear-and-Loathing-is movie, and most of the enjoyment I get from it is atmospheric so seeing the plot all sped up and hyperactive falls flatter here. I still like all of these! They're just better suited to already fast paced movies driven by plot or action, IMO.)
posted by byanyothername at 9:52 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love the movie, but they pretty much nailed it.

I didn't get it at all. I couldn't even tell if it was the movie or the book.

The Back to the Future one and the F&L, at least they stay with the plot, mostly. The Blade Runner one was incomprehensible to me.

I seem to be missing the gene that makes both this and South Park funny. Won't you please give to our foundation?

I'm mostly with you, but not really, I guess. I liked some of the early South Park and even the movie OK, but haven't enjoyed it in a long time.

This is totally different humor though. This is GET OFF MY LAWN humor.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:55 AM on July 15, 2013


Good point, byanyothername. I think the BR one fails in a way the others don't.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:56 AM on July 15, 2013


I couldn't even tell if it was the movie or the book.

Definitely the movie. It moves really quickly. I didn't like the vocals but it was the snide dialogue that really made me snicker.
posted by immlass at 10:12 AM on July 15, 2013


Brill, cheers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:21 AM on July 15, 2013


To be honest, I wish these were less "strung together references to important scenes" and more "complete stories, with only the important bits, distilled to the pure essence, that make sense even if you haven't seen the film."

Because what would that be for each of these? I don't really know, but I'm curious.
posted by jsturgill at 10:34 AM on July 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Am I the one taking crazy pills here? I watched the Blade Runner one and turned it off after a few seconds. I had to force myself to go back before commenting and make sure I hadn't completely misheard the "dialog". It was NOT worth it. The movie is a problematic masterpiece. The animation just made me feel dirty. Is misogyny still such a reliable staple of comedy? Actually, never mind that. Do people here still think something like this is the Best of the Web?
posted by tigrrrlily at 10:35 AM on July 15, 2013 [6 favorites]


Is misogyny still such a reliable staple of comedy?

Was there really much misogyny in this that wasn't in the original? I actually appreciated that they called out how rapey that Deckard/Rachel scene was.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:02 AM on July 15, 2013


Yeah, I own the special multi-version edition, so I'm deep into BR worship, and this made me chuckle. It's actually sort of contrapuntal that it distills a primarily moody, atmospheric film into remarkably kinetic action.
posted by dhartung at 11:06 AM on July 15, 2013


They missed the most important scene right at the end, where Deckard and Rachel are riding in a car along a lovely scenic road and the sun is shining and the birds are singing and everyone is happy.
posted by Nomyte at 11:09 AM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think it pretty much nailed the movie, because I've always felt the move was massively overrated and far too hollow.
posted by 2N2222 at 11:15 AM on July 15, 2013


true, sparklemotion, I admit to nodding a little bit to myself watching that part. Like I said, the original is problematic. The distillation treatment that made dhartung chuckle seems to have retained all the by-products and none of the essence for me, though.
posted by tigrrrlily at 11:16 AM on July 15, 2013


Oh, and yes. the style of animation is cute, and shows elements of true artistry. Still...
posted by tigrrrlily at 11:17 AM on July 15, 2013


seems to have retained all the by-products and none of the essence

I think that for me, that's where the humour of this comes from. Bladerunner is a movie that its fans (present company included) take way too seriously at times. It's nice to look at it from the perspective of a giggly 12-year-old just to put our plate of beans in its place every now and again.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:20 AM on July 15, 2013


Fair enough. I can even agree with most of that. Everyone has dealbreakers, I guess mine just got tripped, that's all. Moving on... :-)
posted by tigrrrlily at 11:43 AM on July 15, 2013


They missed the most important scene right at the end, where Deckard and Rachel are riding in a car along a lovely scenic road and the sun is shining and the birds are singing and everyone is happy.

Not to spoil it, but Deckard does say they're off to Disneyland.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:48 AM on July 15, 2013


I couldn't even tell if it was the movie or the book.

Definitely the movie.


It's the movie's plot with some bits of the book mixed in. The littering and the emotion machine were a couple of things I saw.
posted by Rocket Surgeon at 12:13 PM on July 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


The littering and the emotion machine were a couple of things I saw.

I'm curious where you saw a Penfield mood organ.
posted by Nomyte at 12:38 PM on July 15, 2013


I actually appreciated that they called out how rapey that Deckard/Rachel scene was.

Yes, but... can you "call out" something that's obvious and probably intentional? The scene is rapey because it portrays a rape. Deckard's not a good person, he's just the protagonist.
posted by Mike Smith at 9:51 PM on July 15, 2013


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