[QUOTE=JStokes;4501071]Clearly. But 30 years ago it was outstanding.[/quote]
Ignore the various Fanboi Sinatra Obsessed or 'The Office' Geek Avatar haters tbqh.
It's [U]still[/U ]outstanding. It is not too much to say that it laid the groundwork, more than almost any other film, for the entire genre and look of modern science fiction cinema.
Only Star Wars had a similar effort, and that was more the "bigest flashiest summer popcorn flick" effect.
[QUOTE]The perfect movie for a remake, updated with today's technology and a return to the even darker intent of what the original movie was supposed to be, but what got cut to pieces by the producers.[/QUOTE]
No. Just no.
[QUOTE]Kind of like the upcoming Total Recall remake, a great movie now redone with no campiness of Arnold.[/QUOTE]
A vastly different issue. Total Recall V1.0 was almost a comedy, and bore little resemblance to the original tale. That warrants a remake, although teh results are as yet unknown.
Blade Runner, while substantially different than Do Androids Dream... is still serious and deep in the same ways the novel was. Redoing it simply to have better, flashier 3-D graphics would be...a waste.
Far far better to let this particular cinema Hall of Famer retire in peace now, and instead adapt any number of Dick's other similar themed works.
Ubik (An obvious choice).
Man in the High Castle (How has this one not been done yet?).
Flow My Tears the Policeman Said.
The Penultimate Truth (would make one hell of a film int he right hands),
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, etc, etc, etc.
There is literally an entire shelf of Dick's work that could still be adapted and be massive blockbusters in the right hands, not counting his huge assortment of short stories (a treasure trove of film ideas).
No, no need for remaking Androids Dream or Blade Runner. It's more than good enough, more that deep enough, as it is. Remaking it would be like remaking Jaws. Pure blasphemy.