Blade Runner

Blade Runner ★★★★★

My second watch.
The first time around, I liked it well enough, but I was not in the right mood to enjoy this kind of film, and it was definitely a movie I respected more than I enjoyed. This time around, it improved vastly. It's so awesome. It's so smart. It's one of the most beautifully profound sci-fi movies ever made, not to mention one of the finest in the genre. I enjoyed every second, from the serene to the violent and the poetic to the mysterious. The visuals are second to none, the score is phenomenal, the level of social commentary in this thing is insane, and Rutger Hauer (RIP; his recent death was truly tragic) as Roy Batty really brings it all home in terms of its message, making for the most compelling character and most impressive performance in the film. Every scene is jaw-dropping, and that ending worked even better and hit even harder on a rewatch. I'm glad to say that it's now one of my all-time favorites, not just one of the all-time greats.

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