A movie review by: Lee Sonogan
1h57mins (1982) Sci-fi, Thriller
Tyrell: “More human than human” is our motto.
This movie is about a blade runner who must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Harrison Ford stars in this steampunk styled movie. The film takes place in November 2019. Everyone else who could afford it in the movie world has left Earth and the story is of the people who stayed behind.
This is Ridley Scott’s favourite movie of his own. The final scene was shot literally hours before the producers were due to take creative control away from the director Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott’s first cut ran four hours. Most the crew, including the writers and director, admitted that while it looked beautiful, it was mostly incomprehensible, necessitating additional editing and an explanatory voice-over.
In Philip K. Dick’s original novel, animals were virtually extinct, something that the film only addresses in very subtle ways. The most obvious reference is when Deckard asks Zhora if her snake is real and she replies “Do you think I’d be working in a place like this if I could afford one?” There is also a sequence when Deckard first visits Tyrell, where he asks Rachael if their owl is replicated; she responds with “Of course it is”.
The movie was way better than I expected. Being old, it had its own visual style. some of the best acting I have seen from Harrison Ford. An amazing movie soundtrack. Many interesting scenes that I will remember. I now understand some parody scenes in shows that were from this movie. The ending has an above average fight scene. I recommend this movie to people who are fans of sci-fi concepts, dystopian worlds and AI robots.
Batty: Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren’t you the “good” man? C’mon, Deckard. Show me what you’re made of.
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