Dominic (Film Overload)’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner feels WAY ahead of its time. With breathtaking cinematography and a really solid story, I found myself enjoying this immensely.
I have to say, Ridley Scott is quite the director. I just recently watched his masterpiece of a film in Alien. I loved that movie a lot. And with this film, I was once taken back by his style and creativity.
The story behind this movie is quite simple. But the world that this story takes place in made it even more enjoyable for me. There were some questions that I had with the end of the middle act leading into the third and final act, but overall, it was pretty I understandable for me. Nothing a good re-watch won’t fix from making me see the whole picture.
The screenplay was pretty good as well. I really liked how this movie played out through the script. I liked all of the elements that went into crafting such a story in a world that really stood out. Dialogue was average, but it never needed to be too flashy. Solid script.
Harrison Ford does a really fine good in this film. I really dug his character a lot. A complex yet sophisticated character that made you question his choice, but in a good way. I though that Ford really took Rick Deckard and made him relatable to the audience. Solid work from Ford.
The movie seemed to fly by pretty nicely. It never really felt slow at all, due mainly to the film being very well cut in the edit bay. Pacing was really solid and the movie felt really fast for me.
The meat and potatoes of this film however is the breathtaking cinematography and the way that Scott uses colors in this movie. These two things together made for a DEADLY combination that made the film one of my favorite movies to look at from a visual point of view. I LOVED the way that this movie looked and it really immerses you into and world full of wonder.
Also, a MASSIVE shoutout to the musical score behind this movie. I thought that music was very futuristic and cool sounding and I thought that really added a nice touch on the science fiction aspect of the film and the story.
In the end, this movie was incredibly fun and enjoyable to watch. I’m not giving it a 5 star rating just yet because of some minor story elements that I didn’t quite understand. I have to re-watch it again to make sure that I’m right on my assumptions, so this might now be my final rating. Overall, this is a beautiful movie.
Bladerunner feels WAY ahead of its time. With breathtaking cinematography and a really solid story, I found myself enjoying this immensely.
MY SCORE: 8.9/10