There is some poignant A grade B flick cheese here but otherwise the chauvinistic mess of a narrative falls flat on the back of Ridley Scott's hack job. As a kid I joined the flocks in considering this was a prime sci-fi, but it really, really isn't. Not even the once upon a time impressive visual effects are enough to continue supporting what is a major misread in american mainstream cinema. 58/100 - Okay.
had this been done with another cinematography and another soundtrack that were not this, Scott's film would be very weak in regards to storyline - despite it being visionary for its' time, the truth is that this adaptation is not a match for the literary complexity of Philip Dick.
In the future, where there's no sunlight and it always rains, (maybe the Cure should've scored the movie) robots built for slavery have become self aware, and are pissed off about....look you don't need me saying anything about this classic, it's all been said and resaid a million times.... Rutger Hauer's improvised death speech is the most beautifully done I've ever seen.....tears in the rain....
There is just one word to describe this film: perfection. It's impressive the level of futuristic characteristics and traits that Ridley conveyed in Blade Runner: nature overpassed by humans, slave-robot-workers, flying vehicles, astonishing details, and the music. A must see.
The ultimate science fiction film noir, the perfect marriage of two genres and art house sensibilities. “Blade Runner” is fantastical and down-to-earth at the same time, edgy and futuristic with a hero that is no hero, who is even saved by his adversary and half of the time fails at what he is doing. Humane androids, realistic characters, the rough urban chaos, Vangelis' music... Everything's perfect.
Rewatch. The last time I watched this was in 2007...a 25-year anniversary remaster, projected in Cleveland where I was going to grad school at the time. It was the version with the unicorn. Watching it now for the first time in ten years (the same version), it almost seems like a crime to be seeing it on a laptop. But briefly...
*Writer of blade runner voiceovers goes 2 a post office* Internal monologue: ah yes the post office. Where people post mail which is why they call it the post office. My ex wife used to call me Stamps. I have to send a package today so I came here, where they specialize in that sort of thing. Do u understand u fucking peasants or is the plot getting too complex? My wife used to call me Special Delivery for Cousin Ron
Final Cut 2007 version. I finally get it...what the allure of this cult sci-fi classic is all about. Finally. On the eve of the release of 2049. Deckard is tasked with hunting down and "retiring" 4 replicants, Nexus 6 models. Seemingly more human than the humans. Harrison Ford is handsome, Sean Young is fresh, and Rutger Hauer is shirtless. What a dilemma our main guy is in. Now I'm properly ready for 2049.