- May 3, 2017
I'm not really talking about the general public, though. Blade Runner has 706,000 IMDB members, almost as many as Die Hard and more than Jaws (which he also titled like that). I know IMDB doesn't say much about the general public, but he is making videos for the nerdier internet community, so many of the same kinds of people who would use IMDB. It's a well known movie in those circles. I doubt very many of the people who watch those videos haven't watched Blade Runner or don't at least know its reputation. He made his video about Blade Runner because it's popular in those circles. It's the kind of video that would get easy likes. Which I understand. His channel wouldn't make as much money if he recommended some Italian movies from sixty years ago. But like I said, the title sucks for well known movies.Blade Runner isn't all that big of a movie. It's a cult movie, it bombed at the box office, and wasn't particularly well know outside of people really into movies and comic books until maybe pretty recently. It's kind of why it was shocking it got such a big budget sequel a few years ago, because it's still a pretty niche film. Although it was becoming more well known when they greenlit that sequel (or at least it looked that way if you looked at people talking about it online) than it was at probably any other point in time. That sequel ended up underperforming too, although it was seen by more people in the theatre than the original.