Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” was not a smash hit when it was initially released back in 1982. It has over the years, gathered a very devoted following, and is now considered one of the great science fictions films of all time. I have never truly warmed up to the movie. I watched it again recently on bluray and found that it to be the best viewing I have had of it.
The story involves a race of replicants, who are androids, that have escaped an off world colony, and returned to earth in search of their maker. Harrison Ford plays Deckard, a Blade Runner. These are a type of police force whose sole purpose is to track down, and destroy replicants. I won’t go to deep in to the plot details as this has been on video in some form or another for over twenty years now.
What I will say is that I found Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer’s performances to be very effective. I liked the first and third act of the movie, but found the middle section to be a tad muddled and slow. My favourite moment is a beautifully recited monologue by Hauer’s character at the end of the film.
I think this film is really an acquired taste. I liked it but I didn’t love it.