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Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Science fiction
Degree of Cyberpunk: Moderate
At last, after 25 long years of waiting, Ridely Scott is going to release The Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Obviously, there is a massive difference between the Director’s Cut in 1992 and The Final Cut to be released.
There is a unicorn dream sequence that can be spotted in the Director’s Cut but now it’s extended and much longer. Deckard’s daydream of a unicorn jumping around, in a super slow motion, in the forest is the pivotal scene that left the audience wanting for more.
Ridley explained this scene before. He said that in the end. Gaff couldn’t find it to like Deckard, and the reason is still unknown. He stated that Deckard’s life span is still unknown and he is slowly becoming a human. Gaff, on the other hand, left behind an origami, a silver paper that people can usually found in a pack of cigarette. Therefore, the unicorn in his dream just indicates that it would be unusual for Deckard to talk to anyone about that thing. However, if Gaff has any idea about this, it’s just his way of telling that he knows everything and read the file already.
Compared to its 1997 version, the Blade Runner film and audio are both impressive. Instead of the original negatives, the digital print of the movie dramatically changes. Also, the 2019 dystopic landscape of Los Angeles is equally impressive. Their opening sequence involves some sort of flames leaping towards the sky from the darkness is a good way to catch the attention of viewers.
The soundtrack is good as well. It was composed by Vangelis and it’s very likable than before. It complements the story very well, all the intense and speedy scenes to the slow and breath-taking scenes, the soundtrack is enough to send you chills.
Notice how the Blade Runner introduces the decaying world where multicultural inhabitants are all struggling to survive. They live mostly in the abandoned office buildings and struggle in the busy city streets as well.
I notice two exotic dancers with hockey masks and a lot of interesting things about this movie—making the entire footage appealing. The scenes are well-played. For instance, the death scene of Roy Batty features a dove flying peacefully in the sky. But there are some scenes that should be included in the movie, are missing. For instance, the first encounter of Gaff and Deckard in the noodle bars. There are also lines that are completely different from the earlier versions. Whether it’s to improve the dialogue or it’s a failed attempt to change some of the story’s plot—that I don’t know. For instance, the line “One of them got friend running through an electrical field” is changed into “Two of them got fried running through an electrical field.”
Conclusion: While it can’t be hard not to compare the earlier version of the Blade Runner, you cannot deny the fact that the latest version is much better. While there are scenes that are removed and dialogue that were tweaked, it’s still a good movie that you shouldn’t miss at all.
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