October 15, 2017

Newest Rebel, Hollywood's Ben Davies, reviews the original “Blade Runner”

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

Does Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner hold up as a classic?

I break down the 1982 sci-fi film that stars Harrison Ford as a “blade runner,” hunting fugitive replicants so they don’t take over the world.

I’ll give you my film critic rating, breaking down the cinematic qualities that earned Blade Runner critical acclaim.

Plus I’ll give you my faith rating: Does Blade Runner espouse Christian values and themes? 

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commented 2017-10-18 19:22:25 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Of course. I was just wondering if anyone here really needs anything more than the traditional movie review to decide if they want to see a movie or not. Do you personally need a faith rating?
commented 2017-10-18 17:29:25 -0400
Frank Hohimer, no one is twisting your arm to watch Ben Davies and this new show on the Rebel.
commented 2017-10-18 13:34:00 -0400
Andy Neimers,

If some people need that in their lives to help them decide if they want to go to see or not, then fine I guess.

As far as movie reviews go, the Siskel and Ebert format or more recently, Rotten Tomatoes and the movie critics there is all I need.

It’s a movie, I don’t care about the “moral” aspect or the supposed “impact on society”. If I did, I wouldn’t have seen a TON of great movies.

Christian movies for example are typically awful even if you are Christian. Horrible filmmaking and story telling across the board.
commented 2017-10-18 02:11:17 -0400
Or are you suggesting that “movies” are exempt from cultural norms?…
commented 2017-10-18 01:58:27 -0400
No Frank Hohimer… but they do warrant a “morality” or “cultural value” and “impact on society” rating… As have fairy tales from hundreds of years ago…
commented 2017-10-18 01:38:14 -0400
Do movie reviews really need a “faith rating”?
commented 2017-10-17 02:30:43 -0400
Ron Joseph… I think you are missing the point… Ben Davies has not been added to The Rebel roster to “review movies” for their acting or whiz-bang effects but what messages they are imparting through their story lines.. It’s the “cultural” content and implications that he is going to explore and comment on… Would you object to commentary on The Rebel as to what a new book on the market may be trying to spin?… I’m referring to Lying Hillary obviously…
commented 2017-10-16 20:16:04 -0400
Leviticus 2013—-Even if it is not a popular position here, I’m with you for your said reasons. Likely Ben Davies does a great job, but if I ever want to see movie reviews, there are many places to look up a movies pros and cons.
commented 2017-10-16 16:42:42 -0400
Great analysis! Hollywood has done more since at least the nineteen-fifties to destroy our traditional values than any other business in American notwithstanding the music industry. It’s impact has been enormous. It played its part with the popularization of drug culture (Easy Rider for instance amongst dozen other titles who promoted free love and drug mantras), extreme violence from the shoot and destroy films or the “cool”, “artsy” opus such as Tarantino’s very production. How about the alternative life styles ones with their supporting critics and of course all the graphic pornographic like sex scenes pushed into mainstream affirming a new “liberating” freedom (freedumb is a much more accurate neologism),all of them spiced with vile language and the list goes on. Yes, these free, liberating, empowering social environment have indeed existed in the past in pagan societies. Here is where Hollywood (lets not forget popular music) is leading the Western World. And people wonder why there is such socially aberrant behaviour surging in their communities.
commented 2017-10-16 15:38:44 -0400
Jack, it was Harvey Weinstein who boasted “Hollywood has the best moral compass”; yep, he’s an excellent example of those who do evil deeds having a legion of people who support it for decades!
commented 2017-10-16 14:25:58 -0400
Jimmy jack Sarah bob Evans, what a stupid comparison.
commented 2017-10-16 09:02:32 -0400
Andy Niemers, excellent post.
commented 2017-10-16 02:20:37 -0400
Robert Evans..you have short eyes and you can’t see anything beyond your own opinion
commented 2017-10-16 02:12:19 -0400
Times don’t change. Rock and roll was the devil’s music and now Hollywood is evil.

Uptight conservatives never change.
commented 2017-10-16 02:08:02 -0400
Oh.. And to say nothing of how many of them are trying to slip the “global warming” B.S. into the storyline…
commented 2017-10-16 02:05:43 -0400
Leviticus 20:13… I would suggest that you are perhaps overreacting to this new forum on The Rebel?… Movies, and especially those produced in Hollywood. have been used for decades to undermine traditional norms of our North American and Western societies… Blatantly so in the past decade… I think it is valid that their content be examined for how they are trying to tear apart and ridicule the family values and norms that created our nations… Just as it is high time we tackled the content of those children’s cartoons that bombard our youngsters each and every day…
commented 2017-10-15 23:39:42 -0400
WTF… is this particular thread used to distract and calm us down and perhaps use this moment to forget about P.E.T.’s spawn while he runs roughshod over not only our culture here in Canada but everything else that we hold dear along with our vets and our seniors who not only help to build this place but to keep it safe.!!
Sadly enough distraction is our worst enemy as we lose focus on what is broken in our country.!!
commented 2017-10-15 23:28:56 -0400
commented 2017-10-15 22:44:11 -0400
Ben Davies, thanks for your report. I haven’t seen Blade Runner, and, will look for a copy.

Several years ago, I watched an Irish film that became one of my all time favourite movies, “Waking Ned Devine”.
commented 2017-10-15 22:31:04 -0400
If you want to see a beautiful movie with a powerful message, watch The Snow Walker.
Barry Pepper, James Cromwell, Michael Buble (small role).
Story about prejudice, forgiveness, unconditional love.
Filmed in Canada (Nunavut, BC, Alberta, etc.)
This is not an action packed movie, it is a movie of substance and beauty. It will move you.
commented 2017-10-15 21:49:27 -0400
Can you review Superman The Movie and Rocky next?