Trudes’s review published on Letterboxd:
8.5/10 - "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
*final cut* On my first Blade Runner watch I left it thinking it was a snoozefest. A gorgeous one but still a snoozefest. I'm glad to say my opinion has been changed just as I thought it would be.
This time I let every misty, fluorescent moment sink in and fill me up. I admire its approach to what life is, I admire its brutality, I admire how quiet it is. Most of all I admire that final scene with Roy which is no doubt one of the best moments in film. One of compulsion and hypnotism.
A few things still bother me, I wish more of the film had the atmosphere of the last five minutes and sometimes the narrative drags. I hate the fact "I love you" is said after the characters have only met about 3 times, it felt unearned. As did the overly aggressive kiss scene that I understand people's anger towards. But I have a feeling I'm just going to like this more every time I watch it. The music is perfect, the effects are outstanding and Scott's beautiful world building puts Blade Runner in high regards in terms of production value.
I'm looking forward to the sequel and I'll watch this again before seeing that because I can tell my love for it will only increase with more viewings.