Blade Runner 2049
Mar 7, 2018
I remember watching the original Blade Runner when I was about 10 years old. I was way too young and dumb to understand any of it, but I remember loving the futuristic look and neo-noir look of the movie and it stuck in my memory. Years later I watched it again and loved it, and I still do, I even love the later cuts that give the movie a whole different meaning.
I approach the sequels of movies I love suspiciously, I’ve been burned by bad sequels and reboots too many times, so I usually curb my enthusiasm or drown it alltogether, so for this movie, my excitment was near zero.
It ended up being really great and I loved it. It’s a proper sequel worthy of the original movie, very well made with good writing, good casting, fantastic cinematography and great soundtrack. The story is simple, interesting and ties in nicely with the 1982 movie.
Some might say that the movie is a bit too long, which I understand, but disagree. I loved the slow and unrushed pacing, it just felt adequate for a Blade Runner sequel. If it was longer, I wouldn’t mind at all.
I give it two big thumbs up, and that’s because I only have two thumbs.