claira @ tribeca film fest’s review published on Letterboxd:
Mistakes I made before going into this watch:
1. Seeing Blade Runner 2049 first, which I personally found to be a more enjoyable watch.
2. Watching Funny Games right before this because after that head empty, no thoughts, only Funny Games.
Anyways!! HBO has the Final Cut version so I’m glad my watch was of the version that Ridley Scott seems to be most pleased with. This wasn’t bad but it was still a bit of a let down. I was expecting a bit more from it, to be totally honest. It may have been because of what I personally found to be odd pacing choices. I had a hard time focusing beyond the “wows” garnered occasionally by the special effects, set designs, and some certain gorgeous sequences. Harrison Ford is as talented as ever!
But the final word is that major points are being taken away for the rape scene... because, no, absolutely not ❤️.