- July 18, 2006
After watching the film, I was certainly impressed. I was afraid that Linklater was going to add his own spin to it, but he actually did quite well. Of the various movies based on pieces by Philip K. Dick, I'd say that A Scanner Darkly plays very close to the work. However, when compared with Blade Runner, Scanner just doesn't have the same stunning imagery. Of course, it's hard to compare any science fiction movie to Blade Runner, and especially difficult to compare a Dick-based movie to it (since PKD had some impact on Blade Runner - he was still alive for some of the shooting).