𝑫𝒂𝒏 𝑮𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉’s review published on Letterboxd:
Vibes: The Movie
What is there to say really, that hasn't already?
Blade Runner is very easily one the most influential science fiction films ever made. The amount of copy-cats, homage and influence that followed its release is unbridled, and it ultimately placed the film on a pedestal it never really hoped to be on.
There's plenty of discourse from either side of loving or hating the film, I'm of course in line with the former, but even so it's not like there aren't any visible flaws or strange choices that I now seem to want to question. Yet despite that I cannot seem to bring myself to dislike it in the slightest, with the film itself becoming somewhat impervious to criticism from me, and I can't tell whether that's because it's obviously a beautiful piece of art without flaws or that it's a parasite like being that's nested inside my brain over time, and I'm only now able to slightly change the status quo. Or frankly maybe it's just both.
Even so I do think it's healthy to often question or re-evaluate even your most loved pieces of media, as they don't have to be faultless for you to adore them unconditionally. So of course I still love this film so incredibly, but now I'm able to see it's flaws more clearly than ever before and it's no longer the flawless idol I once believed it was.
Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave.