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November 22, 2016
hands down one of the finest science fiction films of all time.
November 12, 2016
Imteresting. Definitely not what I was expecting.
½ November 11, 2016
It's far from being a great movie, but Blade Runner has unforgettable visuals that have inspired every sci-fi director today. This is a movie that had an impact on cinema and I respect that, even if it gives up it's writing for it's visuals.
½ October 30, 2016
Blade Runner is everyone's favorite movie that people love to delude themselves into thinking they actually like due social conditioning of the cult of nostalgia. They Live is a cult classic worthy of praise that holds up, while Blade Runner is a do-do sandwich that some clever nerd bamboozled well intention idiots to thinking it's in fact not shit, but a CLASSIC! The emperor has no clothes. Maybe one day people who LOVE this movie will wake up and realizes they've been playing themselves this whole time.
½ October 19, 2016
Do androids dream of electric sheep? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But, Blade Runner achieves as cinema's earliest examples of eccentric robots capable of feeling empathy. And by the end of the film, the viewer is left deciding on who is more capable of doing so much evil, humans or robots?
October 17, 2016
All I need to say is go and watch the movie. Then watch it again because trust me, you're gonna want to.
October 10, 2016
Sure its visuals and audio scream eighties, but that doesn't undermine the influence of this film, whose visuals and philosophies still inspire science fiction to this day.
½ October 3, 2016
When one thinks of the title "Blade Runner", a range of concepts spring instantly to mind. Androids, hover cars, grit, and dreamscape unicorns all fall within this list, heck, for some it might be the word "Cyberpunk" unfolding into neon pink letters, vibrant against a gritty, aged surface, or even Harrison Ford's performance in what was considered the "Star Wars before Star Wars". These thoughts, and rightfully so, are what make Blade Runner an iconic classic in the public eye; in essence, this film is every nerd's wet dream. Although, this does bring to question, after 34 years does this film managed to stand its ground? With time comes change, and when time changes so do our expectations and values, and the cinema isn't exempt from this cultural phenomenon.
Modern day technology has pushed the limits of cinematography. With 3D films such as Avatar, where almost everything is filmed in front of a green screen, directors and studios alike have managed to create photo-realistic sets and costumes that show little contrast in comparison to real objects, and this is exactly where Blade Runner manages to slip through the cracks. There are several scenes in the movie that look genuinely dated. The graphics lack detail and are cheesily integrated into the scene. The hovercraft jumps immediately to mind, with the set of the cityscape lazily positioned behind the car. 34 years has made a substantial difference on the film, and it's not afraid to show its age. There are points in the movie where you will see Atari logos embroidered in fancy neon signs, a company, that while still around, hasn't maintained the influence that it once had. Old CRT monitors decorate the scene, with lengthy cables sprouting outside their grimy shells, polaroids decorate walls, making the current standard for physical imagery obvious, and yet this is the same world where androids walk the street. It's almost as if someone thought the same technology present within the 90's would be somehow capable of advanced techniques, with little to no alterations aside from a coat of dirt.
Now, this isn't just a review meant to bash Blade Runner. In fact, while the set design may show the movie's age, the movie manages to somehow make it work. It works in the sense that these props add to the overall atmosphere and design of the world. The world that Harrison Ford explores is that of a dystopian future. It possesses a specific aesthetic, an atmosphere or setting that some might describe as cyberpunk. It's a dirty, cluttered world, dense with people and towering skyscrapers. Smog fills the sky and there's always some form of vapor that seeps its way into the scene. The world makes it easy to believe that the odd relics of the 90's can coincide within a such a futuristic society; the past and present clash together, and that just adds to the charm of what makes Blade Runner a phenomenal film.
Blade Runner is enthralling and captivating, and not even time itself can spoil the deep and morally complicated plot that it presents. You invest yourself in the thrilling mystery of hunting down the androids. Subtle hints give clue to who could be a machine and you begin to take notice of a stark uncanny valley esq. vibe that stems from your suspects. With the flux of cold and stern speech to erratic and emotional gestures, the actors do a fantastic job of making the androids that of an enigma. What starts off as a simple plot about hunting down renegade androids turns into something much greater as you come to realize that these machines aren't entirely evil; they're just trying to survive and be free. It presents moral reasoning to the viewer as these machines are capable of feeling emotions, falling in love, and to some, it might just turn out that the humans are the evil doers.
Blade Runner may show its age, but that only adds to the aesthetic of the film. The acting and the plot intertwine with one another to create a beautiful narrative that keeps the viewer at the edge of their seat. 34 years have gone by since the release of this film it proudly boasts itself above nostalgia, and unlike tears in the rain, Blade Runner won't be washed from the cultural eye anytime soon.
September 30, 2016
The director's cut is the very definition of Cyberpunk. Hard choices, no rainbows, no voice over, no happy endings. Genre-defining and an incredible film, as hard as it was to watch.
September 28, 2016
I a classic sci-fy movie.
September 19, 2016
All I can really say is, overrated.
September 12, 2016
Um dos melhores filmes de todos os tempos.
½ September 10, 2016
For when this movie was made, the sets look absolutely fantastic. Everything still holds up today. Hauer is a phenomenal villain. Ford, another great performance. Now, we wait for them to completely ruin a reboot of it.
½ September 4, 2016
This is a highly underrated masterpiece.
September 1, 2016
Too high expectation: more artsy than action. But still worth the world and philosophical reflections.
August 29, 2016
Blade Runner is a must see cult classic for everyone with a musical score and science fiction grit
August 29, 2016
I've only seen the Director's cut.. rating reflects that reality.
August 28, 2016
An unexpected masterpiece that was the pinnacle of the careers of both Sean Young and Rutger Hauer
½ August 25, 2016
This is a slow moving sci-fi film but it has great themes. It's about a man in the police force who's hired to kill 4 murderous replicants. It's mostly slow-paced but its engaging climax and great production choices are what makes it such a masterpiece. Its themes require audience's to think rather than experience. The voiceovers are unnecessary but later cuts are devoid of them. Ridley Scott has proved to be a visionary artist here by producing a bleak society where it's always dark and raining. Its climax serves as an iconic portrayal of "man vs. machine". Its climax is very moving and engaging and it's one of the more memorable scenes from the 80's. Then at the last shot, the movie pulls the rug out from under you. I liked the cinematography. It made the movie look bleak and it made the society look like it was dwindling. The acting was strong on all parts especially coming from Harrison Ford. Because of this movie's production choices, I can see why it's as famous as it is today. Unfortunately, it failed at the box office probably because it came out 2 weeks later than E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. But it has become a cult classic and today it's regarded as of the best sci-fi and neo-noir films.
½ August 24, 2016
The most overrated film I've ever watched
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