Just saw this Blade Runner Final Cut film and it was interesting to see how people imagined things would be now in their then future. They could not foresee flatscreens and that there would be no flying cars around. However, I have to admit it is still very atmospheric and really cool. There is just one scene that made me cringe, when Harrison Ford forces himself on a woman. That would not be acceptable these days.
Purely in terms of the visuals, this has to be one of the most perfect and painstakingly crafted movies of all-time. That's enough to give it five stars. Some flog the story, but I think it more than stands its ground. The cherry on top: for my money, Harrison Ford puts in his best performance.
Scott's last great film more than holds up today, mainly because it is light on extraneous details (the bane of many a sci-fi film). It's got a great look, a splendidly gloomy mood and the screenplay's undertow about expendable beings is layered and, in many ways, humbling.
I just watched again after 30 years. The pacing is odd and it really felt like a slog. Moreover, I hadn't remembered that the movie's "Future-shitty-LA" is teeming with immigrant workers. Is it because they're a vulnerable migrant work force under capitalism? (If so, good call!) Or is it because creating a polyglot and multicultural city was one way to signal "dystopia" to white audiences? (If so, boo!) Can't tell.
Influential and stylish science fiction noir with deep symbolism. Vangelis' marvellous soundtrack. Cinematography to die for. Great effects. Excellent ensemble. This is one of the most influential films ever made showing Ridley Scott at his most creative and the fact that it exist several versions of the film only add to the fun and give new layers to the story.