By Dennis Amborski III
Some people say their favorite movie is perfect and nothing is wrong with it, but I disagree when concerning my favorite movie “Blade Runner” by Ridley Scott. It’s a cyberpunk movie, but it has bits of film noir. This film has many editions; the theatrical Edition, the director’s cut, and the Final Cut. I’m can I talk about the Final Cut because it’s What Ridley Scott originally envisioned Blade Runner to be.
This film is set in LA, during the far off future of 2019. It stars Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, who is an ex Blade Runner. A Blade Runner is a sort of cop who hunts downs and killed highly-advanced Androids called Replicants. They hunt them down because their ban on Earth after they had a revolt against their masters. Decker gets called by his ex boss to hunt down these Replicants who just came on to Earth. He soon finds out they came back because they only have a five year lifespan and they’re trying to get to their creator to make them live longer.
This movie has many pros and cons.
First the pros:
- The world building in this movie is one of the best in the world.
- The acting is very believable and how character express their emotions is phenomenal.
- The visuals, it’s one of best visually aesthetic during the early the 1980s.
Then the cons:
- The pacing, in a few scenes, lasts way too long like the investigation.
- The character Sebastian, who is super annoying, they didn’t even put him in the original cut.
This is why I call it a flawed masterpiece.