Bri 👽’s review published on Letterboxd:
First film of 2018! And an obligatory watch before seeing Blade Runner 2049, which I hear people like even more than this film, which makes me excited.
I'm not the biggest fan of Ridley Scott as a person, but he sure has put out some cinematic masterpieces. This being one of them. This film was so ahead of its time in 1982. This film is probably my favorite aesthetic and cinematography-wise. There are so many iconic film shots. And then that iconic monologue Roy gives in the end:
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
The only problems I have with this film is that I feel like the replicants shouldn't be more interesting than the main character, Deckard. Pris is my favorite replicant (and my favorite character overall), then Roy, and then Rachael. But all three of the replicants were my favorites. I didn't find Deckard very likeable after he pretty much forced himself upon Rachael.
The main problem I have with this film is how it felt like the film genre changed in the battle between Roy and Deckard. I much prefer the atmospheric tone of the film before it went full on action on us.
With that being said, this film is a cinematic masterpiece and one of the best classic sci-fi films of all time.