Man has made his match... now it's his problem.
In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to snuff a quartet of replicants, who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Arguably the most influential sci-fi film since Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner’s vision of the future may have been imitated and referenced numerous times but Ridley’s dystopian world remains as vital and fresh as the day it was created. Ridley Scott’s second masterpiece is a film that positively drips with atmosphere with the towering, perpetually rain swept and smog covered future Los Angeles acting as much a character as the humans and replicants that populate the overcrowded world. The blending of genres, part film-noir, with its trench coats and long shadows, and part science fiction, with its fears about our future and the supremacy of technology, help create a unique and heady tech-noir fusion.
From the moment the…
I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Ridley Scott isn't a great director, and Blade Runner is the masterpiece that proves it.
Scott is the kind of guy that believes things are best when they are dumbed down, that Maximus is a good name for the protagonist of a historical epic. He's also the kind of guy that doesn't understand storytelling, but still wants to leave an audience satisfied. With the exception of Alien and Blade Runner, most Scott films I've watched are categorized by two things: great production and sound design, and mixed to lousy everything else. I believe Alien and Blade Runner are the accidental product of a good director, not the work of a great…
There are an incredible amount of quotes to define this film. But one quote stands above the rest. “It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again, who does?” – Gaff
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is simply a master class film that deserves all the praise it has received; and then some. Thanks to Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream About Electric Sheep” and his philosophies, Scott is able to formulate a wonderful cinematic experience. Blade Runner asks the questions that it needs to and allows the audience to explore its depths. Dick, through Scott’s directorial asks…
- What does it mean to be human?
- What is reality?
- What is the morality of genetically enhanced people?
Nothing but Ridley Scott aping Stanley Kubrick and reaching new levels of failure in the process.
An incredible movie in nearly all accepts. A stellar soundtrack combine with a film noir style to create a perfectly realized dark world. An interesting plot with a hint of morality, make the film more than a big brash action movie. Harrison Ford gives a layered performance to bring a likeable but rough character to the screen. Action that is fast and enjoyable but with a brutal edge inline with the films dark world. Maybe it's only flaw is the relationship between Deckard and Rachel, it is rushed and unbelievable. Other than that near flawless. All my fears that it would be dated vanished Blade Runner is as good now as it ever was.
Don't hate me......I'm sorry but this was so boring. I couldn't get into it at all, I will eventually re-visit this. As stated in my first 3 words, please don't hate me :p. Very overrated in my opinion.
Hands down my favourite film ever.
Ridley Scott's films really don't do it for me. Despite the strong atmosphere and wonderful visuals, 'Blade Runner' falls foul of some avoidable faults, namely a meandering and often uninteresting plot and some mediocre acting. Although it does feel a little flat at times, this is still an impressive and memorable film, and I can totally appreciate the high regard in which it is held by many.
As is the case with any film graced by Doug Trumbull's presence, the special effects are tremendously executed, helping to create the smoky and humid industrial atmosphere that is common of dystopian futures. 'Blade Runner' is bathed in blue and has a visually richness which stops it…
I'm ashamed to say this was the first time I've seen this film. I never thought it would live up to the hype. It did. I watched the final cut.
It's embarrassing to admit that I've never seen this film and whilst there are some interesting ideas on life and freedom, from a new eye's perspective, it's not aged well. The whole film feels like Sci-Fi porn, where the landscapes, and guesses on what the future might look like, trump any real depth to the story.
I watched the directors cut and whilst I'm sure there's a longer version out there, the fact they couldn't flesh out the characters in particular the 'bad guys' in the two hours makes it tough to keep interested.
This all said the final scenes are fantastic and make up for it's meandering middle. Still only a 7 from me though for what is supposed to be one of the greats
It's too bad she won't live...but then again, who does? Best last line ever?
Having never seen the film but heard all the references and all of the topical references about it. It wasn't what I expected, but did everything it needed to do. It didn't just tell a story it created a world, then told a story within it. I just wish I saw this when it came out. Most of the awe must have gone over my hear in the way that i'm not watching it as revolutionary cinema, when it must have been in 1982. It felt like Metropolis, its a look into the future thats not that far away. A must watch to put cinema in perspective.
Although a clear and immense vision of the future, it lacks a strong plot. It doesn't really deal with the most interesting and relevant parts of this world. Still enjoyable but it should have been beyond good instead of good enough.