Quote: Originally Posted by badger906
Blade runner- the directors cut.
Erm... I didn't get it at all..
Neither did my GF - I had to keep pausing the damn thing to explain to her what was going on.
Watch one of the "Theatrical" releases - it has Ford doing a voice over/narration which helps 'explain' what's going on as the movie progresses.
But still it was well below average.
Admittedly it's not for everyone - but it's still far beyond average. It requires a fair bit of thought and appreciation. It's a 'thinking' movie, not an action movie.
As for the hype, part of that is due to the fact that it was far ahead of it's time (visually, thematically etc) and it set the benchmark for future movies in the cyberpunk Film Noir genre.