Oct
07
2017

Apparently Blade Runner 2049… is good?

89/86 on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty dang good, in fact. I will admit: I was worried about Blade Runner 2049.  This has not been the best couple of years for sequels and/or reboots. But a sampling of the reviews suggests that the movie isn’t going to make me want to throw something at the wall.

Of course, I should probably watch the original version agai… HA!  I’m sorry, I’m sorry.  I simply couldn’t help myself.  “Original version,” forsooth!

Moe Lane

PS: Betcha it doesn’t age well, though.

3 Comments

  • bensdad00 says:

    Good or not, early returns say this is yet another film school/cult sequel/remake that nobody outside of the Hollywood PR bubble really wanted to pay money see. I.e. speed racer, zoolander 2, a-team and etc etc etc.

  • Phil Smith says:

    Andy Levy’s review is pretty much how I felt. The AI subplot was the most hopeful thread and it was left hanging; Jared Leto phoned it in; the primary plot was thin. Temper your expectations.

  • ChrisValentine says:

    I thought it was good. Its super long, but it never really feels like there’s any padding, and doesn’t drag the same way the original could, at times (which is weird, given that there’s an extra hour of movie in the sequel). While the villains were interesting to watch, they didn’t have the same depth that Roy’s crew did in the first movie, so I’ll deduct points there.

    Also, the mystery surrounding Gosling’s character is too cute for its own good. Without spoiling it (I went into the movie with no spoilers for once!), I’ll just say that it was only the particulars of the mystery that were surprising, rather than the overall framework.

    Finally, Joi was far and away my favorite part of the movie. Despite being a supporting character, I think she embodied the questions surrounding humanity better than anything else in the movie.

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