Blade Runner 2049 Review

Joey Deez Blog

October 19, 2017

 

Welcome the Thursday Rock-A-Holics! It’s time to throw down or rather sit down because the Seattle rain has returned and the couch is looking mighty comfy. We had a great summer breaking many heat records here in Seattle but now it’s time to embrace the rain again by staying in all day watching Netflix. But if you’re looking for a good reason to get off the couch I’ve got one for you. Why not take a trip from one screen to another and see the new Blade Runner 2049 movie! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about or you’re on the fence about seeing it, take a second the watch the final trailer. It’s a bit different from the other’s you may have seen.  

 

Check out the final trailer for Blade Runner 2049 below:

 

First off, the acting in this movie is fantastic. Ryan Gosling does a great job as the main character struggling to find his identity in a post –apocalyptic world. It doesn’t help that he’s also a Replicant (AKA robot) in a world that hates Replicants.  Sylvia Hoeks plays the badass evil Replicant that sole purpose is to cause trouble for everyone in the movie and she nails it; a perfect mix of sexy and strong. I even enjoyed Jared Leto’s portrayal of a blind billionaire who’s gone a bit crazy trying to populate the galaxy. The only let-down I had was with Harrison Ford’s character. He’s only in the movie for short time at the end, and doesn’t really add anything to the plot. If you’ve seen the first Blade Runner then you probably appreciate the throwback but otherwise he’s just another name.

 

The CGI is incredible. I got to see the movie in Imax and it was not a disappoint. The sets, the costumes, and the lighting of the movie were on point. I think the first movie was a bit darker, but you don’t miss any of that in this one. I should warn you that there isn’t much action in this movie; everything you see in the trailer…well that’s about it.  The focus is more about what it means to be human and whether or not future AI could one day be considered “human”. I would recommend reading a synapsis of the first Blade Runner before seeing this movie so that you have a better grasp of the story line/world that you get thrown into.

 

Overall I would give the movie an 8/10. If you’re a sci-fi fan, you won’t be disappointed. But if you don’t like the genre, you’ll probably find the movie a bit slow.

Did you like the new Blade Runner? ​