Originally Posted by Jonesy
Silly - you like Crank: High Voltage and Adam Sandler, but you don't rate Bladerunner. I think you need to go and join the reception class, along with HH94.
Well, I like Sandler, doesn't have anything to do with rating him. I'll never be able to view everything with a professional eye, but if I were to turn it on Sandler I'd be able to admit that it's largely pablum with a sprinkling of good comedy once every few films (Happy Gilmore et cetera).
Crank is wonderful, incredibly innovative filmmaking that I could watch endlessly.
Now then, Bladerunner. This is where I have to point out that I can understand the significance, if not be wholly appreciative of the film. In terms of design and scope it's monumental stuff, an absolute joy to behold. But it's dull. And that has absolutely nothing to do with the downright retarded argument of kids today don't realise that dialogue is used to further the plot. I found it dull because the chatter was meandering, and presented in a hollow fashion. I'm not a fan of Harrison Ford and he was a crushing bore in it, Rutger Hauer lifted it up slightly but the end result was still dull. That and I went into it with nothing but absolute praise, declaring it damn near god-like, so inevitably I was going to feel a little dissatisfied.
I compare it with The Birth Of A Nation in that sense. I get the significance/importance of it, but I don't enjoy watching it. It hasn't aged well.