Blade Runner

Blade Runner ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

[Final Cut]

"Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."

Easily an improvement over the messy Theatrical Cut, I finally see the light of the glorious neon haze that is Blade Runner. It's main draw is its themes of mortality and humanity, Deckard is a man with nothing to really lose as he has no real gain in life other than to just keep going through his job of hunting down Replicants. But once he meets Tyrell's assistant, Rachel, he himself begins to question whether he is human or if he is hunting down his own kind. He questions the system he lives in, the people he trusts, and himself.

Roy Batty's story is probably more intriguing than Deckard's thanks to an amazing performance by Rutger Hauer. Roy is trying to meet his creator, Tyrell, but seems to be dissatisfied with the answers he receives. He has been living a life of constant fear and a living pariah. He will never be what society wants him to be and he comes to that sad truth when given the choice to save Deckard or not. He saves him so that Deckard can feel the fear that constantly looms over him each day of his life. He brings up the saddest truth, that he will never have the most special thing a human can have, memory. For Roy it will all be lost..."like tears in the rain."

Brendan liked these reviews