AngierCorleone’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hi everyone. This movie was recommended to me by @Stewie Griffin. I'll leave a link to his account because he's a fantastic guy, who does fantastic reviews and he just came back from a hiatus.
Now the version of Blade Runner I watched was the Final Cut. The one that for all intents and purposes, Ridley Scott thinks is his best version after 40 years. And with that said, I'm sorry, but I didn't really like this. I know it's a cult classic and everything, and a lot of people consider this one of the greatest movies of all time, but I just couldn't get into it, and as a lover of Sci Fi, I wanted to like this more.
Don't get me wrong, I liked stuff about this movie, from a visual standpoint and sound design, that was all top notch, especially for 1982. And this world feels very dirty and lived in, which was all very impressive. And I honestly really liked the villain, he really carried this movie for me because he was the only character I was remotely invested in. And his Tears In Rain monologue is fantastic. He should have been the main character.
But where this movie fails for me, is with the rest of the characters. No one had anything interesting going on that made me invested to watch them. They felt like empty shells, sprouting vaguely philosophical stuff that just felt kinda pretentious and tiring to watch. The script wasn't much help either. There was no sense of urgency when hunting down the Replicants, it just kind of happened.
Look, I can kind of understand what draws people to this movie, even if I don't get it myself. But for me I'd rather less than stellar visuals and good writing, than stellar visuals and weak writing. I am fairly interested in seeing Blade Runner 2049, I imagine it's quite similar to this one. But morbid curiosity has hoping that's not the case.
Anyway, thanks for reading. :)
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