Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (1982)
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Critic Reviews for Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
The single most immersive and tactile world ever created for the cinema.
Perhaps on its deepest level, "Blade Runner" explores ... a theme as old as Genesis and the myth of Prometheus, and iterated in "Paradise Lost," Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and in Blake's arcane, visionary mythology.
Ford, with his Star Wars cachet, was Blade Runner's top-line draw, but it's Hauer's movie all the way, his shimmering "replicant" providing the tonal touchstone for Ridley Scott's severally reworked masterpiece.
This remains an astonishing achievement: a Dystopian sci-fi epic that is also one of the best film noirs of recent times.
"Blade Runner is a film set 40 years hence, made in the style of 40 years ago," Ridley Scott said of his celebrated science-fiction noir. Perhaps that other-worldly "retrofitted" look is why it seems ageless, despite being set in 2019.
Audience Reviews for Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
The original theatrical release didn't really do it for me, but the director's cut and the final cut are true masterpieces.
Blade Runner is the adaptation of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" from Philip K. Dick. The movie is a smart, innovative and stunning masterpiece. As soon as the movie begins, you are amazed by the quality of the Blade Runner universe: a dark dystopian universe with a smartly introduced background. The story is complicated to understand yet attractive and make you want to look further - in general the story is about a group of robot named replicant, very resemblant to humans yet with very advance features which cost them the price to live only 4 years. This group is going on finding out a remedy to their short lifespan and will do anything for it. that is where our main protagonist, Rick Deckard, come into action. He is a blade runner, and his goal is to hunt replicants. To do so, he needs to use the Voight-Kampff test to recognize a human from a replicant. His hunting will bring him to discover Rachael, a replicant who believed she is human because of what she thinks is genuine memories from her past. Deckard will have to choose what to do with Rachael and the group of replicants...
Despite some issues with the movie, especially on the background stories such as why the animals are mostly fake, the story is simply smart. We can either like or dislike Deckard, but it is also the same for Rachael and the other replicants. The universe is cruel, dark and constantly raining which give the mark of a world in decline.
The casting is great and I truly adore how Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young depict their characters. The music is also excellent and Vangelis truly adorns the beautiful visuals and the stress points of the story...
I loved that movie and the final cut has a more lackluster ending, which I believe is more interesting than the movie cut version.
This is probably my most favorite movie, in all of its cuts. I do have the total series in both the dvd edition AND BluRay. The visuals and the back story content are enticingly magnetic; but of course I also feel strongly about the outstanding visuals and depth of Kramer's 2001 (both films produced some time before we became so 'hung' on CGI.
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