Details from IMDB:
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.
I only saw the first movie a few weeks ago, regardless, I wanted to find out what happened to Deckard and to see the continuation of the whole story. So I saw this about 10 days ago.
I’ll say right away the special effects, music, cinematography and overall look of the movie is amazing. You need to see this in IMAX, the immense buildings and the vast landscapes are shown in all their glory. There was actually a moment where I felt a little dizzy, I know when that happens the IMAX is working. I’ll also say right away I’m not going to get into the deep philosophical issues presented here. I appreciated the notions presented here about what it means to be human, what makes your life meaningful, what is the best way to raise a child, what happens when major corporations take over the world and how our personalities are greatly shaped by memory. It’s my blog and most of the time I can’t be bothered with long reviews. Also to be honest I often wonder how many people read this, I know the number is small so that also makes me care less. None the less I’ll leave it up to the reader to ponder this movie and if you want to talk about, I always respond to every comment.
Excellent acting from everyone involved. Ryan Gosling continues to impress and Harrion Ford shows he is still a great actor. Jared Leto is also quite good and I appreciated the cameo by Edward James Olmos. This movie could certainly win one or more technical Oscars but nothing to do with acting or story.
This brings me to the negative, this is a long movie, almost 3 hours. I found the pacing very slow and there were at least 3 spots I was just bored. That’s always a bad sign for me when I see a movie. As the film wasn’t a huge success (I’m not sure if it’s a success at all) I really think this should be the end of the story. It leaves open some interesting questions and directions the story could take and I’m sure someone could explore them in a book or comic book format.
As I said while I enjoyed the movie and it looked and sounded amazing, my boredom lessened my enjoyment considerably. I’m forced to only give this a 7 out of 10 and would only recommend this to big fans of the first one, I think most people who never saw part 1 would be lost and not enjoy it at all. As it also has violence, coarse language and nudity I would also say ages 17+. Have a great weekend everyone, talk soon.