I love seeing depictions of the future on film, and I always think its really cheesy when the future is some kind of peaceful utopia. Blade Runner's future is a dark, rainy stew of microchips, languages, neon, and flying cars. (Its 2005... where are our flying cars?!)
Sometime towards the end of next year/beginning of 2007, we'll see Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 4... 25 years after Blade Runner... 25 years of attempting to top what I think may be his best performance. Harrison Ford has never been the indestructable tough guy... he's always carried the weight of the situation on him, but still managed to win in the end. The streets of the future have worn him down in Blade Runner, but he's got enough for one or two good swings.
Sean Young is perfect in this movie... too perfect, which creates a lot of conflict for Harrison Ford's replicant eliminating dayjob. Its too bad she went from Stripes, Blade Runner, and Wall Street to starring opposite Punky Brewster in Motel Blue. (I've never seen it, its just that IMDb paints a pretty dismal picture of her spiralling career.)
Darryl Hannah's eyeblacked replicant charactor isn't someone I'd want to mess with in a dark alley in the future either... especially with that crab walk and all. So let's see... Darryl's played a robot, a fish, a 50ft. tall woman... pretty versitile.
The visuals in this movie are really something... a lot of time is spent just showing us the landscape, putting every scene in context. The juxtaposition of all this technology and all the grit and grime set an appropriate tone for the job that Harrison Ford is tasked with doing.