Daniel’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's been a few years since I first watched this, and I've really been meaning to get back around to it, especially with the release of the sequel - that I'm hopefully seeing tomorrow.
I remember thinking this film was okay, but quite honestly, I never loved the film. I could understand why others did, but it didn't have the same affect on me, but for some reason: I was still really excited to watch it again.
As I expected too, I enjoyed and appreciated this film much more on this viewing, I wouldn't say that I "loved" this film like some did, but it's like I said before, I can completely understand why others would and I wouldn't argue them on it - as this is an exceptionally well made film.
It has a stunning and hauntingly beautiful soundtrack with phenomenal visuals that hold up to this day - I love the setting of this world and how Ridley Scott manages to capture it on screen, thanks to some great performances by the likes of Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer.
Unfortunately; the version of this film that I watched was the Theatrical Cut, I am aware of the changes with the ending with what I believe is the Director's Cut and I, along with most it seems, don't like this ending - it feels wildly out of place and tone.
As for the rest of the film though; it's nothing short of a brilliant Sci- Fi film. I couldn't be more excited for 2049, I'm hoping it lives up to my expectations and it can be held just as high, if not higher than this classic original film.