Blade Runner

Following The Fifth Element, the second part of last night’s double bill was a re-watching of Blade Runner — I watched the 2007 “Final Cut” edition. It’s just astounding that a film that was made 35 years ago still looks as groundbreaking and slick as it it did back then — which just goes to show you what kick-ass art direction can do to a film. This year’s sequel has a lot to live up to — although the fact that it’s directed by Denis Villeneuve makes me feel pretty good about it, as he’s one of my favorite directors these days. The original Blade Runner is still a terrific film, and I still think Sean Young is absolutely stunning in her role as Rachael.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.