Blade Runner (The Final Cut) Reviews
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.
Like I said the film LOOKS awesome...and...saddly that's the best part. The action is there yes and so's the great acting but none of the that is enough to REALLY help the plot. None of the characters make you feel like you care for them(for one) and the story feels predictable. Even though the plot is BIZARRE at best it's basically a (pre) Total Recall plot(wich I thought did a much better job at then this)
Honestly in the end this film is a cool film to..well..WATCH...meaning you look at it and its cool but the rest..meah. that being said it's not bad but it's def not as good as it could be
The film is set in the not too distance future of Los Angeles in 2019. These human-like androids, called 'Replicants', are made illegal on earth because of a bloody mutiny made happen by the Nexus-6 models. Deckard is a retired Blade Runner (a special police force that 'retire' replicants), who reluctantly agrees to hunt down the escaped replicants, hiding in Los Angeles to extend their lifespan as they only live for four years.
I decided to watch the final cut over the original because a few friends of mine, and even a couple of notably Youtubers strongly recommend the final cut over the original. I haven't watched the original cut, but I don't think I want to after seeing the final cut. I did enjoy this movie and I will mention the problems I had with it later on.
What I loved about the movie were the visuals. This is a good looking movie. It was so neo-noir looking from the shadows to the cinematography. It's truly visually stunning and every shot just looked amazing. I liked the futuristic look of the film. The films practical effects were amazing and just a fresh of breath air from all the CG reliable movies I have been watching. The acting is pretty good from everybody but just forgetful (except for Roy) as I will explain later. I loved Roy Batty. He's probably the only character I liked watching throughout the whole movie. Rutger Hauer did an excellent job portraying Roy. It was over-the-top (especially at the end) but enjoyable. I wish there was more time spent on him rather than the others.
Here's the reason why I wouldn't see this movie again, or at least not for a long time. The film suffers from boring characters (except for Roy... I love Roy) and a non-existent relationship between Deckard and Rachael. The only fun I got out with the film were the visuals (which they were plenty of), and Roy. Blade Runner has gained a cult status and I recognize that many people like/love this movie. It's a good movie, don't get me wrong, but you need to put interesting characters with good chemistry. Otherwise, you have a boring movie no matter what the plot is. Not only did I find the romance between the Deckard and Rachael not believably and boring, but it was also cliche like some other parts of the movie that just made me roll my eyes.
It has been hailed as one of the greatest science-fiction movies ever made. I can see why, but for me, personally, I wouldn't say so. It's an interesting concept and the universe is great to look at. However, the characters are just too bland for me to care that much about it. However, it is a great movie to look at for its visual effects and cinematography. If they added more development and time to the characters, I would probably agree with it being one of the greatest sci-fi movies. Sadly it didn't, and so, I give Blade Runner: Final Cut: