Movie Number- 86
Title– Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
Branden’s Rating– 4 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– N/A out of 10
Average Rating– 4
Netflix Rating– 2 Stars
Comments– This is sure to piss some people off, but, really, can someone tell me why the hell this is considered one of the best sci-fi movies from the 80’s? There is a load of 80’s sci-fi movies out there that didn’t have me forcing myself to stay awake during. This movie was friggin’ slow! So little happened, and I didn’t quite get what Ridley Scott was trying to do with the ending. I am wondering if I would like the original theatrical release better than this one (apparently it adds a narration that helps clear up the story) because I guess I just am not smart enough to “get” this movie. I had high hopes coming in, and after the opening scene, I figured they would be met. But, then the movie continued, and just dragged and dragged on to a very lackluster conclusion. Ugh, I don’t know. I guess I have met my first 80’s sci-fi flick that I didn’t enjoy. Oh well. Disappointing.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.