Blade Runner 2049

"Sometimes to love someone, you've got to be a stranger."   - Deckard

release year: 2017
genre: sci-fi/drama
viewing setting: home Bluray 12/9/18

synopsis: Thirty years after the original, another lonely hunter of runaway artificial people does his thing.

impressions: I didn't like it much at all; like the first one, it was worth watching but (aside from painting a good picture of a bleak future filled with bleak people) it just didn't do much or go anywhere. Which maybe was the point: the future could suck, and if it did it would look like this. Which is fine, but it doesn't make a movie a classic that I must watch and glorify. I know I'm in the minority here, and I accept that.

acting: Ryan Gosling is the weird-acting, weird-talking young Blade Runner this time. Ana de Armas is his holographic girlfriend. Harrison Ford is the older, long-retired, hermetic Blade Runner. Jared Leto is a weird company head, and Sylvia Hoeks is his evil minion.

final word: Underwhelming sequel to an underwhelming, over-rated sci-fi "classic."

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