Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blade Runner- The Final Cut

(2007) *****

I don't remember much talk on the blog about this new version of Ridley Scott's dystopian sci-fi classic. Husband and I went to see it last night at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge (an old-timey, not-for-profit theater with popcorn buttered and salted to order). Having more or less grown up on the original version and having also seen the "director's cut" many times, I wasn't at all sure what to expect.

Watching this version of the movie for the first time on the big screen, I was just blown away. The Final Cut is visually gorgeous and noir to the bone. We are given a cleaner, clearer, more persuasive context for the plot, both visually and thematically. I was impressed anew by every component of the film.

Both husband and I thought the "Is Deckard a replicant?" question was answered in this version. Just for the sake of discussion I tried to make a case for lingering ambiguity but husband shot me down.

Perhaps I was lulled into complacency by the real butter on my popcorn, but I found Blade Runnner- The Final Cut (2007) to be a true masterpiece. Try to see it on the big screen.

3 comments:

DCD said...

An awesome flick in an old-timey theater? What could be better?

JPX said...

Awesome! I purchased this over the holidays but I haven't cracked it yet.

JPX said...

Deckard is NOT a replicant, Jordan wrote an wesome post on this a while back, however I'll be damned if I can find it!