Blade Runner (The Final Cut) Reviews
September 1, 2013
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.
July 13, 2013
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.
January 10, 2013
My personal favorite movie of all time. I'm incapable of comparing this movie to other movies. I can only compare this movie to its different versions. It's like comparing what is MORE perfect. This Final Cut is my fave.
December 11, 2014
The definitive cut of Blade Runner. As Ridley wanted. Class.
July 5, 2014
As cool as the first time I saw it but even better now.
June 30, 2014
One of the best science fiction films ever made. Period.
June 14, 2014
This is the best version of Blade Runner I've come to know.
|The Masked Avenger||
May 19, 2014
no reviews??? the GREATEST pure Sci Fi movie ever!!!
May 17, 2014
This movie does not have the boring narration or anything that sucked about the other versions of Blade Runner.
Full review for this great film soon.
May 11, 2014
Blade Runner (1982) - 8,5
Final Cut version. Ridley Scott discourses on the human replica hot topic in this iconic Sci-Fi movie. At first glance this might seem like the typical detective story with a bit of clandestine love affair mixed in, a cat and mouse game where whatever happens goes without asking why. But this is just a pretext to forge an allegorical treatment for the real substance hidden under the surface. It seems to me that the major responsibility in this department lies in the paths of Roy Batty and Rick Deckard characters. Even the most perfect replicant is doomed to a short-lived slavery existence, so "it" is even more anguished when facing some of the fundamental questions we have in our minds about what we really are, the whys of Death, the legitimacy of our conjectures towards life, love and liberty, etc. Questions common to any being sharing human intellect. When does our ambition to play God go too far? What's the limit to what we can and should do with our technological prowess? Besides alerting us to the dangers and ethical issues raised by the alluring technological capabilities we could reach, "Blade Runner" also reminds us that human experience is conditioned by our mortal nature, we are slaves of our limits. Thematic substance shared up to certain degree with Tarkovsky's "Solaris". The Russian film is more ambitious as it puts a question mark on our whole perception of reality and human knowledge, but "Blade Runner" is more accomplished as a proper Sci-Fi movie and a more entertaining cinematic experience.
The characters are more interesting to follow, there are no dragging moments despite the leisurely pace of the narrative and the aesthetic exercise in which Ridley Scott indulges is visually stunning. This is one of the main qualities of Ridley Scott Cinema, the engrossing scenic spaces forged with great technical competence and the creative mastery latent in the way that the camera work and cinematography carve the picture visual identity. The casual and sober style of the acting is ideal in this context, it enriches the world portrayed with realism and adds to the immersion factor. There's no impetus to doubt about the logic of that world because it looks so visually perfect and natural. An attribute for the authenticity and immersion of the cinematic experience. This is a major asset in the Sci-Fi genre and this is where "Blade Runner" is deservedly iconic with its full-fledged and gorgeous dystopian world. The only thing that distracts me and limits the quality of the cinematic experience is the acting. It's not as casual and natural as would be ideal, at times there are apparent limitations that make the characters look slightly ludicrous. In this department, "Blade Runner" doesn't quite follow the excellence of "Alien" in my opinion. Yes, many of the characters are replicants with obvious psycho-emotional issues, but there was still room left to improvement and make them (and the humans as well) more interesting. Someone else might not take this movie as seriously as it deserves just because of this limitation. This is what prevents me from seeing this work as a masterpiece. All in all, "Blade Runner" is a well-crafted cinematic work with appreciable conceptual substance. Above all, it's a gorgeous movie to watch, highly recommended!
May 3, 2014
More than just one of the most visually, aesthetically influential movies of all time, Blade Runner, especially here in it's definitive Final Cut Version, is a truly haunting meditation on the briefness of life and terrifying finality of death, and how one chooses to live what time they have in a bleak industrialised, corporatised, soulless world. "Tears in rain", thats all that needs be said really.
January 19, 2014
A silly cut. Without the voice-off, this film is a shit.
April 5, 2014
If you're going to watch Blade Runner you have to watch The Final Cut instead of the theatrical version. The theatrical version was forced on Ridley Scott since the studio though the audience was too stupid to get the film without the voiceover. Also they wanted to remove the concept that Deckard was possibly a Replicant. I find the theatrical version nearly unbearable, The Final Cut is my all time favorite movie.
March 8, 2014
My all time favorite film that has only become better as time has gone by. With The Final Cut, Blade Runner is the crown jewel in Ridley Scott's resume as director. An absolutely riveting and humanistic film that, to this day, literally takes my breath away. A classic sci-fi noir film that combines life, death and all of the chaos in between and the best score to ever be put to film by Vangelis. The story is as powerful and moving as the care that went into the production and visuals that make this film such a classic. This film never puts one foot wrong, not one shot wasted and not one second of celluloid is dull to watch. The Final Cut is the best cut of this masterpiece. If you can't swing the multi-disc DVD set that comes in the Voight-Kampf test replica case then at least see if you can swing enough dough to get The Final Cut 2 disc DVD set. You will not be sorry.
|Csaba Ferenc M||
January 18, 2014
this movie is a bulls**t
December 2, 2013
It leaves a taste in your mouth... At first, the taste is mostly unwelcome. For me, it took me not minutes, but several thoughtful hours to essentially acknowledge and therefore recognize Blade Runner as an especially desirable taste that's as unique as the film itself.
Please, don't simply take time to watch this film, take time to digest it.
October 25, 2013
It was kind of messed-up, but it had a good story.
October 24, 2013
I heard a lot of rave reviews about this film & how great it was, so I checked it out. My impression...it was ok, the was story was good I'm not sure I loved it as much as some other people but the thing that struck me the most about this film was it's age. I saw it in HDX on VUDU & I have to say it was a surreal experience for me someone who was not born when this movie was made to see it now was like going back in time. The quality of the visuals made it seem as if these actors were as youthful as anyone else in the current age but then it strikes you that they've aged so much since then. Didn't love it but I did like a lot
July 28, 2013
The first time I watched it I wasn't paying attention so I watched it again. And I love it. Flawless.