Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bladerunner 2049: A Review

I do not want to give too much away. I am a big fan of Blade Runner.  I thought Blade Runner 2049 was visually stunning, but it was very slow in pace. My problem with the film was the script meandered and the pacing was at times tedious. More editing would have improved it (in my opinion). Visually, however, it is spectacular. I've have found things to like in Denis Villeneuve's other films, but they tend to emphasize mood over crisp storying telling. 

Climate change preaching can be tiresome, but it is a dystopian film, of course bad stuff happens. Just like 1982 Blade Runner did not exactly pan out on is prediction of Los Angeles in 2016, Blade Runner 2049 is going to be a bit off on the future 30 years from now. Blade Runner 2049 still carrying the same themes explored in the original Blade Runner (as well as Westworld). 

While it has flaws, Blade Runner 2049 is worthy sequel. If you are not into the original Blade Runner, science fiction, or dystopian films, you might want to skip this one. If this is a film that would appeal to you, it is definitely one you want to see in the theater (because of the visuals).

Acting wise, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Harrison Ford and the rest of the cast are very good.  Jared Leto is quite the creepy antagonist. 

Rotten Tomatoes: Blade Runner 2049

Official Site: Blade Runner 2049

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American Power
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The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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