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Blade Runner (1982) Movie Review

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Some believe that art should suffer and the expression can hardly be more fitting than with the movie Blade Runner from 1982. Despite a production lined with quarrels, worries and tasteless authority from director Ridley Scott, the dystopian future world and cover story has high regard among film history masterpiece.

In a future Los Angeles, people live in a dirty and dark world. Replicants, that is, human-like robots, are made to work in space on colonized planets. When these androids misbehave and ignore their purpose by returning to Earth, “Blade Runners” are hired to hunt and kill them.

Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, is just one. He is ordered to eliminate four replicants, played by, among others, Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah, who have hijacked a spaceship and murdered its crew to return to Earth.

Here begins our film-noir-diver who, with a quiet tempo and a confident dark tone, guides us forward. Rick Deckard’s police work is done methodically. He is numb, just like the world he lives in. The plot is complicated when he encounters Rachael, a unique replicant, played by Sean Young, who does not know what she is herself.

But what makes “Blade Runner” so incredibly good?

Everywhere around Deckard is the fantastic future world that will be Los Angeles in 2019. This perhaps makes it even more interesting as we have already passed 2019, but when the movie was made, it felt like a long time in the future. The scenery and props in Blade Runner are as inventive as it is sometimes clumsy. And it works. In a dark future where living plants and real animals are so rare that they are replaced with fake ones, we also buy other tokens.

The photo is dark, flashing, and magical. Smoke, fog, sweat, and water. No element is forgotten in Blade Runner, but everyone plays their part in the big raw puzzle. Add to that the Greek composer Vangeli’s electronic and mesmerizing music, and one of the most beautiful worlds of film history is created.

The plot is actually quite simple and reminds more of crime movies than science fiction. On that basis, director Ridley Scott then shifts the focus away from the main conflict and asks deeper questions about existence, humanity, and survival instincts. What does it mean to be human and what is really human?

In our modern cinematic landscape where actors feel the need to explain actions in order not to miss any bio-income from an unintelligent individual, Blade Runner is and still is a fresh and unique example of what film should be. Philosophy, learning, provocative, and creative. Ridley Scott’s masterpiece will still be talked about for at least 50 years to come

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