In spite of a rich glaze of science fiction and futurism coating this adventure, there are distinct film noir elements present primarily in the bluish haze that the film is seen through and its gritty urban atmosphere. If you're planning to take sides in this film, you will be pleasantly if not unnervingly surprised. I cannot explain how overrated this movie is. The entire first quarter of the movie is Harrison Ford walking around extremely confused. So when I heard of Blade Runner on the net, I wondered; what could be so good about this film? Wow, I am glad; this was a very entertaining and a tremendous visual and audio treat. Their escape from an off-world colony has an explicit self-directed purpose, whereas Deckard's life appears to have none other than his job, one that he has tried to give up.
People read way to far in this movie about how it's supposed to be about how the robots were more humans than the people, personally I believe that's a load of poppycock. Blade Runner is not for the adrenaline junkie, nor for those who like flashy gadgets and bright explosions, with a healthy Hollywood-made dose of convincing storyline spoon-fed for their satisfaction. Scott was able to create the look based on what goes on in various cities all over the world? Why is there a unicorn in the director's cut? There is so much to take in visually, intellectually, and emotionally that my mind was overwhelmed at the first viewing trying to sort it all out. And it has an 8. There is so much symbolism, introverts and questions that I was left stunned. The commentary helped this film so much, it gave it a story and stops the watcher from having to make up some random story to stop themselves dosing off. Blade Runner is perhaps the best sci-fi film and undoubtedly one of the best films of all time.
Blade Runner belongs on a list of 2 or 3 movies that had me walking out of the theater in a stupor as though hit by a sledgehammer, the first time I saw it. Blade Runner is perhaps the worst film adaption of a novel ever made. In short, the elements of the novel that have moral, narrative, effusive, or dramatic merit are conspicuously absent from this film. And you really saw a future that looked very different from the future you had seen before? Scott says this is the best version and the best his film has ever looked and sounded. His voice-over narration helped you along, and was yet another feature conducive to Film Noir apparently this was taken out of the Director's Cut. Is this all merely an illusion? This film originally flopped when it came out in 1982, but since has become a widely acclaimed cult classic with a director's cut to boot. It's also fun watching actors before they became more famous later like Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, M.
A large part of the success that this movie has received can be attributed to its ability to operate on many different levels. Dark, deep, uncertain, unsettling imagine the most beautiful nightmare you've ever had this is Blade Runner 1982. It fulfills one of my requirements of great films in that I walked out of the theater a different person than when I entered. Scott raises more questions here than he answers, and as a result, critics are still debating the mysteries of this film today. It's told in a classic film noir fashion, so this is to be expected.
Rachael's entire outfit, including her hair, screams the 40's. There is a hint of style from the 40's, especially with respect to cars, costumes, and music. I thought he did a tremendous job down-playing the role. The plot is a mystery in name only, as the audience is allowed to know what Roy Batty, Pris and Leon are all up to before Deckard ever finds out. Their cause: They want a longer life, they want to experience more, they want to be.
The audience is instantaneously absorbed by the vivid and compelling world depicted in the film, and that's where Ridley Scott succeeds the most, offering a glance into an original and somewhat disturbing reality that might very well be humanity's near future. There are literally 5 things that happen in the movie. I'm in the theater and I'm so drawn in what Rutger Hauer's doing? Ridley Scott should check out some of his old work cause Alien: Covenant sucked very very hard. The film's power is chiefly derived through its stunning visual imagery of a dark futuristic cityscape and its philosophical themes. Every movie geek that wants to secure their geek cred will go out of their way saying this movie is awesome and the best thing to happen to sci-fi since the invention of movies.
In reality, they are loath to admit that it's a boring, overrated piece of cinematographic crap that nobody outside the community actually likes. There is more to this film than just pulp. This is a film that is so deep, rich, and multi-layered, it may require more than one viewing to fully absorb the brilliance of what you've just seen. These guys really knew what they were doing. Definitely one of the big sci-fi classics. His character is drab and dull, as it was meant to be; look at him in the Spinner on the way to Tyrell corporation- pure boredom. Their greatest sin, however, is having the audacity of desiring one of the most sought-after values in the history of the human species, the freedom to live as they please.
I was especially fond of the pyramidesque Tyrell Corporation building, which hinted at the god-like presence of Eldon Tyrell Joe Turkell , the creator. The plot centres around the question of humanity- something we take for granted. Call it restorative work if you will. At least I think so until I view it again! The score by Vangelis is strangely gripping when combined with the striking cinematography of the film. The movie itself is a detective noir quest for the meaning of life in a science fiction environment, but the story is a commentary on what it means to be human and the questions each one of us have about life, like: How long have I to live? I believe that, were the novel by which Blade Runner is inspired more widely read, society would recognize Blade Runner as the fecal insult to great literature that it is. Speaking of the latter, that's what this film looked like: a combination film noir or neo-noir and sci-fi movie. This thorough examination of what it means to be human isn't, thankfully, to no avail, as a careful observant, is forced to question their beliefs and attempt to choose a side on dilemmas that are still discussed by philosophers to this day, such as the traits that define humanity, the relativity that characterizes concepts like right or wrong, good or evil, as well as the meaning of life itself.
Rather, it is a visually driven story that doesn't rely on special effects. The soundtrack, arranged by Vangelis who won an Oscar for his Chariots of Fire score , consisted mainly of Jazz and Blues. Joanna Cassidy was just plain hot. I was only thirty minutes in when I wanted to turn it off but I'm glad I stayed until the ending because I have found the most over rated film in the history of science fiction This movie is obscenely over rated. Very simplistic messages, if any.
Likewise, there are many great and well-developed characters who were excluded from the film. The moral and existential complexity of this reality that Blade Runner has offered to the world reaches depths unparalleled by the majority of the films available, therefore greatly distinguishing it from all others and thus emphasizing its uniqueness through the most complete portrayal of science fiction to date. It looks better than modern computer effects in every way that counts. Among the themes explored are the following: - The dehumanization of people through a society shaped by technological and capitalistic excess. All in all, the film is excellent. Daryl Hannah's chilling robotic expressions were quite impressive. Instead of being a narrative that re-affirms greater truths about humanity, Blade Runner exists only as a testament to sloppy adaptation by screenwriters who have such little respect for literature that they would cinematically re-hash a novel's spark notes.