Blade Runner 2049
"Sometimes to love someone, you've got to be a stranger." - Deckard
release year: 2017
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."
back to the main review page