Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic
No flying cars, no replicants, no off-world colonies – and no futuristic looking Los Angeles as depicted in the opening shots of the movie. As it turns out, we just had to wait a little while.
One title card and some music from the original score later, and suddenly it feels like the opening shots coming to life. We’re not sure but we wouldn’t be surprised if Harrison Ford was down there somewhere too. For comparison’s sake, here’s the original
Although owning and setting off fireworks is illegal in L.A. County, that clearly didn’t stop a metric ton of people from acquiring them and shooting them off on Independence Day anyway. As you can see from the aerial footage, hundreds of fireworks were going off all over the city that night, regardless of the ban. (If the last few months have proven anything, it’s that most Americans don’t care much for things like rules.)
Combine all that with some of the more recent skyscrapers that Los Angeles has constructed with a more futuristic look; suddenly the skyline of L.A. looks quite a bit like that of