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April 26, 2017
A good film but doesn't blow my mind or anything
½ April 15, 2017
Visually virtuoso but I fail to see what makes this a masterpiece. Still very good, hence the rating assignment.
½ April 7, 2017
Ratón de filmoteca
Blade Runner, la quinta es la buena

Por Rafael R. Deustúa

Este año se estrena la secuela de "Blade Runner", película de 1982 que tardó más de veinte años en ser aceptada como una de las mejores de la ciencia ficción, si no es que la mejor. Tardó en ser reconocida pues por accidente se conoció en los noventa la versión original, no la que los ejecutivos de Hollywood impusieron, reivindicando a su director Ridley Scott.

En 1968 Philip K. Dick publicó la novela "¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas?" que trataba acerca de la naturaleza humana pero cuya trama llamó la atención de Hollywood. Los primeros libretos no gustaron al escritor ni a los estudios hasta diez años más tarde, cuando Ridley Scott y David Peoples lograron un guión que reflejaba la visión de Dick.

En un futuro a mediano plazo la humanidad emigra a otros planetas ayudada por androides indistinguibles de los humanos y que, por lo mismo, están prohibidos en la Tierra. Si viajan a ella son cazados por los "blade-runners", policías especializados en reconocerlos por medio de tests empáticos.

La recreación de ése mundo es uno de los méritos de la cinta, el artista conceptual Syd Mead, el diseñador de producción Lawrence G. Paul y el director de arte David Snyder lograron un balance perfecto entre los aspectos de ciencia ficción -como autos voladores y ciudades atiborradas- con lo mundano -multitudes anonimas, publicidad, mercadillos-, lo que da realismo. Sus efectos especiales fueron de lo mejor hecho hasta entonces.

El protagonista es Deckard (Harrison Ford), detective encomendado con la cacería de cuatro androides, quién termina cuestionando su propia humanidad conforme busca y enfrenta a los robots lidereados por Blatty (genial Rutger Hauer) y se enamora de uno femenino (Sean Young). A través de él se refleja la cínica visión de una humanidad que se precia de su empatía pero no la muestra.

A las audiencias de prueba no les gustó una cinta que parecía ser de acción pero que en realidad les cuestionaba como personas, por eso los ejecutivos de Warner Bros añadieron una voz en off de Ford explicando algunos puntos y un final feliz. Tuvo un éxito moderado terminando en el sitio 27 de la taquilla de 1982.

Tras encontrarla en archivos, la versión original fue exhibida en un festival de 1990 sin saberse que era distinta a la comercial. Su éxito propició que se creara una "versión del director oficial" en 1992 con asesoría de Ridley Scott quién hasta 2007 pudo presentar un"corte final", versión en la que le concedieron libertad artística total.

"Blade Runner" sigue siendo genial a 35 años de su estreno, mostrando una versión adulta de la ciencia ficción y no la caricatura que suelen comercializar.
April 4, 2017
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.
March 26, 2017
also best soundtrack
March 25, 2017
Wow! Very over rated! Given the apparent strength of the replicants, they meet their demise with relative ease. So where is the suspense and excitement?
Not very good, C
March 22, 2017
Watched it again, enjoyed it.
March 18, 2017
Blade Runner is one of my all-time favorite science fiction films: creating a dark, cyberpunk atmosphere where memorable characters explore, what I consider, unanswered problems of modernity.
March 18, 2017
I don't think I've ever seen a sci-fi movie quite like this one, it's got it's very own style, but it works well. It feels long, not much really happens for the first hour, but, for it's time, it's an impressive movie, with great special effects and an epic performance by the great Harrison Ford. A classic science-fiction movie. Recommended !!
March 17, 2017
Ridley Scott dazzles with the best piece of science-fiction ever mastered on screen in a dystopian setting, but also producing the best cult classic of all time with great performances from Harrison Ford, Sean Young and Rutger Hauer.
½ March 10, 2017
The Final Cut version
March 4, 2017
Classic movie and book
February 24, 2017
The film is an amazing spectacle to look at and watch, disappoints near the end
February 21, 2017
Grade - C
-This review is for the 'Final Cut' version of the movie-
Blade Runner is an interesting sci-fi movie that's been the subject of controversy ever since it's release in 1982. The movie looks good, and features a mildly interesting story, as well as having an amazing ending (the unicorn symbolism). However, the movies pacing is a off at times, and the movies biggest mistake was not giving us an interesting human character to connect with. Another overrated movie that doesn't deserve the immense praise it gets. It's not terrible or anything, just not that good.
½ February 19, 2017
The more I see it, the more grandiose it is to me. Simply unmatched.
February 17, 2017
Having Japan take over LA by 2019 is not too far from a philosophical reality. The movie is has a lot of thought and power in it but to see it today is very different from seeing it at the time where the sci-fi expressed was rare. Blade runner has set the scene for the birth of a sub-genre in scifi that has been explored to death as on date. It has outstanding filming for its time. The tight shots and dystopian, blue mood is cinematic genius. The acting was fairly average though. A movie for the cinephiles!
February 12, 2017
Scott's best flick with Alien and Black Hawk Down.
February 11, 2017
Very slow and not very well defined.
February 10, 2017
Masterpiece. A dream. Scott's highlight with Alien.
February 7, 2017
Without a doubt one of the best sci-fi movies. Incredibly well directed by one and only Ridley Scott, well written and visually stunning this sci-fi masterpiece provides a lot of fun for the viewers, but has a deeper meaning to it.
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