The solidity of the tone is set up with an elaborate futuristic set production. The future seems bleak with garbage-filled streets and shady figures constantly featured on-screen. Yet, there is a mysticism to it with its flying cars and mesh of cultures. Vangelis contributes to the mysticism with a chilling electronic soundtrack. The soundtrack also has a jazzy feel to it, adding to the noir genre that the film has.
Harrison Ford acts perfectly in a role that seems to be a noir detective, but in this case is a Blade Runner. He has the charm for the role, creating a character that is relatable but also in the shadows. To counter Ford's character, Rutger Hauer creates an equally mysterious villain. I continually found myself questioning my thoughts on both of these characters. Both have a worthy cause but are surrounded by a veil that is hard to see through at times.
The Bottom Line: This mysterious film still has me questioning the conceptual ideas it works around and I will definitely need to watch it again sometime.