Reviewed Dec 03, 2012
The most beautiful film I have ever seen. The soundtrack, cinematography, script, visual effects, actors, and atmosphere are all perfect. I can't get the visuals out of my mind, either. The rain, neon, smoke, spinners, and those digitized building ads are the most beautiful things I've seen in film ... and they make me want to watch this film day after day after day.
But one of the most underrated things about this film is the acting. I love the performances of Ford, Young, Hauer, Turkel, Sanderson, etc. They give such amazing and believable performances. Yet, what I love so much are their mannerisms/facial expressions: How Ford acts when he tells Young what she really is and tries to take it back, how Ford drinks his whiskey, Turkel's hand movements, Young's smile and how she smokes her cigarette. I just love them so, and I don't know why.
However, I always find myself returning to those visuals. They are just so incredibly beautiful. It's amazing how they managed to make it so. The geisha ad in the beginning, the view of the sun from Tyrell's office, everything that happens in Chinatown (especially at the beginning), the spinner ascent, the scenes inside Deckard's apartment ... I could go on and on, but I won't. There's just too much to say and I'd end up naming every single shot in this film.
And is there a better soundtrack out there? Right from the "Los Angeles November 2019" opening, it just blows me away.
The point is, this film is perfect.