The pacing was slow in the sense of the plot advancement, not due to the lack of action; there are plenty of "slow" movies that are excellent due to plot alone. I guess the premise was pretty interesting but its execution seemed off. Just wasn't as interesting or philosophical as it was made out to be imo.The pacing isn't that slow. But I guess if you compare it to today's adrenaline-filled movies, it would seem that way. The premise is excellent. Androids returning to their creator demanding an extension to their life; much like humans asking God for more years on Earth. The plotting of the film, IMO, seemed to be done as well as possible and even managed to create a mystery about whether or not the protagonist is actually a replicant himself.
I admit the film has a very 80s vibe to it. How can it not when you see advertisements for Atari and neon signs light up a futuristic Los Angeles. Plus, you have the Vangelis soundtrack which really throws it into 80s overdrive. However, I think the soundtrack and the film itself hold up very well after all these years.
P.S. - If you dislike the 80s, you'll probably be disappointed with Scarface which also has an unmistakable 80s soundtrack.
I do agree the peak of cinema was in the 90s, but there are a lot of great films that have come out in the past two decades. No Country for Old Men, Under the Skin, Annihilation, Hot Fuzz, A History of Violence, Arrival, Interstellar, Inglorious Basterds, Wind River, Wolf of Wall St, and many more.I cant stand any movies made in the last 20 years. 90s and 80s movies were the peak of cinema so far. Anything is possible in the future, but in recent years maybe 2-3 movies were worth watching and the rest were garbage.
Check out the link, 1994 highest rated movies, imdb - Pulp Fiction, Shawshank redemption, Leon, Forest Gump, Legends of the Fall, Dumb and Dumber, The Lion King etc. Even the cheesy movies are better than the best ones out in the last 5 years.
Lets check out 1985. Back to the future, Goonies, Breakfast club, Rocky IV!!, Legend, Brazil (in my top 5), Commando, etc.
It used to be really easy to look by year in imdb but I think people started doing that and realizing how awful movies are. Check out any year in the 80s or 90s, it will have more excellent movies than 5-10 years in the 00s or 10s.
2018, Top movie, Black Panther, Avengers, Incredibles 2, Jurassic Park Reboot, Aquaman, Antman 2, Venom.
Its just a collection of bad kids movies that adult losers consume. I liked comic books too, back in 1992 when I was a kid. In the mid-90s Image comics came out and was sweet, along with Valiant comics. 30 years later I am not interested in kids stuff.
My local video rental store in the midwest was hit hard by covid, no renting for months. Movies are basically free there now, even new releases. Its $0.99 for a 5 day rental, any movies. I went, all garbage. I wanted to see Parasite, they had 1 copy and it was rented out. They had 15 copies of junk action stuff, all there. No one wanted to rent them.
Remember art is a reflection of society for the most part and what we see now is the kind of junk people scrape off their shoes. None of these movies would even be considered 20-30 years ago they are so bad. Yet they are the 'Top Grossing Movies of The Year!!!' in the 2010;s.
The last decade has in particular oversaturated by all these garbage comic book movies and its easy to miss the hidden gems.