Blade Runner; The final Cut - Ridley Scott (2007)
Androids are returning to earth, they want immortality and are pissed. That is more than Harrison Ford can take and he goes after them.
This is the (so far) the final version, cut by Scott without any restrictions. All there is to say about this movie have been said I guess.
I think the script is not that good but, the movie is a visual pleasure to watch.
This movie is the lucky cooperation between Scott, the set designer Lawrence G.Paull and photographer Jordan Cronenweth. Together they create some very haunting and beautiful interiors where the light act almost as an actor it self: very skillful. The exteriors are nice, but the interiors are just better. Vangelis' score is just spot on in this movie.
Make-up and cloths are hopeless 80-ies, and some of the women look just ridiculous in hair and shoulders. Don't know if I should laugh or cry, outdated as they are.
Casting is disaster, but I guess Scott had to play with what he had. Best part is Rutger Hauer, and even hin sucks.
This is a dark sci-fi noir movie about immortality, but too often I feel this is America trying to make an European movie; ending up with too much style and too little content.
Of course the yankees get cred for trying, but I think they try too hard here.
It's beautiful and thrilling like wrapping paper, but the movie makes me remember Christmas eve when I, exited, tear open the Christmas gift just to discover it's an electrical toy - but the batteries are missing.
Here's a bit Fritz Lang and Metropolis, a splash Tarkovsky, some drops of Frankenstein set in a post apocalyptical Gotham on opium. It's a thin soup, a beautiful soup it is, but without any nutrition. Sorry to say, this movie tells me nothing.
Me thinks me has to find Thelma & Louise somewhere and rewatch it. Might have decayed over the years, or might show what Ridley Scott was able to when he wasn't trying so hard.