Fresh off his instantly iconic turn as Han Solo, Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a blade runner. "Whats a blade runner?", you may ask. Well, a blade runner is a cop, specializing in eliminating replicants, or highly advanced androids, who have become illegal on Earth. Just as Deckard is ready to be done with the force for good, he's pulled back in after a small group of replicants manage to steal a ship and come to Earth to find their creator. Along the way, Deckard questions the world he lives in and dares to ask what it means to be human.
What I can say was mind blowing about this film is its visuals. This is one of the nicest looking films I think I have ever seen. From cinematography to editing to the visual effects. My god, the effects in this thing. It's hard to believe this film is all practical and hands-on effects work. They're the nicest looking pre-digital effects ever. Some of it is truly arresting in every sense of the word. Even when the effects aren't present, the film remains pleasant to look at. If you took a frame from any section of the film and hung it on my wall, I'd worry that you just spent millions of dollars on a precious piece of art work, but no, it's just this movie.
Overall, the film is less engaging but more evoking. The film is hard to truly get into and fully embrace, or at least upon first viewing, of course. I feel the most interesting aspect of the movie, character wise, is the antagonist android, Rutger Hauer's Roy. His journey and ambitions are far more compelling and thematically richer than Deckard's. Sure, this may sound negative, and I guess it kind of is, but it's really just a compliment to the writing and performance behind the character of Roy. And the ending of this film is... it's just damn good. Not much more to say. The climatic scene with Roy is the best scene in the movie.
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