"With great enthusiasm, I called up the producers and I said, 'This is great". But you'll enjoy absorbing these twists and turns way, way more if you do. It comes together beautifully and gives us a few sneak peaks of characters that will be in Blade Runner 2049, including Morton, played by Dave Bautista (Bushwick), who you can also see in the second of the three prologues below. Suffice to say, there is a lot to offer here.
The reviews have come in for the upcoming sci-fi action thriller "Blade Runner 2049" and they have been largely positive. Just absolutely loathe it. But no; 2049 is a bloated and tedious two hours and 43 minutes.
The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw gave the movie five stars and wrote: "The 2017 follow-up simply couldn't be any more of a triumph: a stunning enlargement and improvement..."
In the original "Blade Runner" film from 1982, replicants were manufactured to assist humans in branches of the military as well as in the off-world colonies. While the visual mastery seen in the original movie can not be denied what also made the movie stand out for fans were the themes of the movie of identity and humanity, themes fans felt would be sidelined in a post-millennial sequel. And like Deckard, his assignments lead him into a byzantine labyrinth of dark and risky characters and plot twists worthy of any Raymond Chandler or James M. Cain tale, tinged with sci-fi existentialism.
Shinichiro Watanabe's anime masterpiece is set in 2022, in case you missed it in the title, showing the tide of anti-replicant public backlash that almost wipes them out. I'm thinking in particular of Lennie James' Mr. There's even a little text on screen just setting up exposition that I'd love to tell you about, but nah.
Jared Leto's sculpted core is a small testament to the guy's commitment to fitness. Jared Leto's Wallace is an unfathomable creation: why would one of the richest men in even a poor world suffer cataract-induced blindness? He doesn't disappear into roles anymore. "Half a week after seeing it, I still can't quite believe it exists". It's just him now. They do take advantage of the increased technology available and are able to do more than Ridley Scott could in the previous outing.
Blade Runner hasn't been lost in time, like tears in rain. That's not a criticism; I love fanfic. (Don't get the large soda.) But that slower pace immerses you in this gorgeous, frightening world. The first moment looks to me like honest forgetfulness, at least.
And that really is the ultimate testament to Blade Runner 2049's success: I WISH I could talk about it using specifics without undermining the movie's own drive to surprise its viewers early and often. Sylvia Hoeks is like a young Marcia Gay Harden who can also be very physically risky.
Every effect, each little detail in the "Blade Runner" sequel's formidable arsenal, creates the texture of a wondrously disgusting near future, full of holographic accessories, slave-labor replicants and, as one character puts it, products and services of "the fabulous new". After all, can any sequel even begin to measure up to a film that's widely considered one of the greatest of all time? Of course, it also contributes to the swollen running time. "It says things about as human beings we are programmed by our genetic background and our education, and that we are like trapped by that background and it's very hard for us to get free out of it", he added. Blade Runner 2049 is a gestalt, and while some will be enchanted by it, others will not.
Though, after watching the movie, it's clear why they want the secrecy. I'm not exactly sure.
Blade Runner 2049 is gorgeous and thought-provoking, basically everything a fan could want.