Notebook Reviews: BLADE RUNNER

Ridley Scott – 1981

4 out of 5 stars

Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner is a visually superb piece of science fiction. It looks stunning, but there’s an emotional void at the film’s core – something which might come from Philip K. Dick‘s source material, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.

You can tell that Scott fell in love with the world of Blade Runner, somewhat to the detriment of Harrison Ford‘s Deckard (the detective who does little detecting). The film also has a great supporting cast: Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah and Edward James Olmos

Blade Runner is a film that you need to sink into and once you do, you’ll get lost in Ridley Scott’s beautifully bleak futuristic world. And there’s nothing wrong with the voiceover!