Blade Runner| Review

Blade Runner wouldn’t land with such impact without its breathtaking visuals, incredible score, and dreadful atmosphere. Ridley Scott really puts his heart and soul into a film that parallels in quality to his previous work, Alien. Yet with most great films, Blade Runner garnered little to no critical praise and stayed that way until the 1992 theatrical release of the Director’s Cut. Then again in 2007 with the Final Cut, arguably the best of the trio. The Final Cut perfectly cemented the film as a sci-fi noir masterpiece for the ages. Over the years the film has gained the recognition and praise it received, and even landed a spot as the 69th spot on the Sight and Sound list of the 100/250 greatest films of all time. 

On first viewing, an audience member may be so entranced with the narrative complexity that it may leave them with a confused taste in their mouth. Hence, many viewers at the time of its 1982 release thought the film to be meaningless and carry little to no backing in any entertainment value. Thanks, to the Final Cut the film finally carries the philosophical themes and ideas it once set it out to do. 

Overall, Blade Runner stands as a great noir and sci-fi film, and even one of the best films of all time.

Time Stamp: March 23, 2020