zondag 15 juni 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 73: Blade Runner

Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Science Fiction/ Thriller
Runtime: 112 minutes
Year: 1982
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos

Description: In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard (Harrison Ford)is a Blade Runner, a cop who specializes in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when four replicants escape from an off-world colony to Earth.

Review: The plot for “Blade Runner” seems simple, but due to the development is a pleasure to watch. Who expects just science fiction is wrong. There is more than meets the eye.
The first thing you notice is the great special effects, especially when you realize this dates from 1982. Director Ridley Scott managed to present a futuristic Los Angeles. This is a good example of a classic dystopian world, which is very popular nowadays. Because of the great visuals and the music by Vangelis, “Blade Runner” reaches an iconic status.
The movie has the right pacing. It isn’t very fast, but every minute the story unravels. There is also a good balance between action sequences and more dramatic moments.
This is science fiction at its best, very close to perfection. Sadly nowadays they don’t make them like this anymore.

Rating: 4 / 5

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