but i think thats part of the reason its so overrated. it entices one to read into it far more than was ever really there.
More than you think is there, that is :). Both Blade Runner movies are about what people we accept and those we think of as 'beneath us'. That attitude is as old as time, with my tribe being better than your tribe, white better than black or asylum seeker worth less than everybody else.
The story isn't new, but the time and place are. Even though the story isn't original, I don't think that means there is nothing to it.