theburnettshow’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have been meaning to watch this film for a lifetime, I really have. I’m a big Harrison Ford fan and knew that this was a must see. I’ve finally got round to it, in anticipation of watching the 2017 Ryan Gosling version later this week. The verdict? Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ great piece of sci-fi cinema. The balance between futuristic elements alongside gritty, familiar reality ensured that this scenario that was presented could really occur in the not-so distant future. The visuals were truly immense and almost as shockingly good for the time as those were for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in 1968. The ambiguous ending works perfectly in the final cut which only acts to further drive the meaning home of the “is there any difference between humans and AI once they become so far advanced”. The topics of morality, life learning and grief are portrayed expertly by Rutger Hauer with his final monologue being one of the most famous in cinematic history and rightly so. The plot was fairly simplistic meaning it’s slightly lower than full score but I did really enjoy this one. Not that it matters what I write as after all, I’m sure my words will get lost on here- just like tears in rain.