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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 - Not Terrible - @BladeRunner #BladeRunner2049 ...

*** MILD SPOILERS ***
Premise: Set thirty years after the original Blade Runner film, the story depicts a replicant blade runner named K, who discovers the remains of a once-pregnant replicant. To prevent a possible war between species, K is secretly tasked with finding the child and destroying all evidence related to it, leading him to discover that the child bears a connection to missing blade runner Rick Deckard...

Good points: I liked it. The fact that a sequel to Blade Runner even exists and it's good. It looks great. It sounds fantastic. Ryan Gosling is great. Harrison Ford is good. Nice to see 'Pan Am' back. The plot is fine - albeit with a bit of a lame twist - but we've been there before with I Robot, Metropolis, Demon Seed, etc.

Bad points: Over long. Sexist. Very long. Slightly compromised plot. Too long. Takes 1h 45m before Harrison Ford shows up. Did I mention how long it is? Why is Jared Leto even in it? Long.

Overall impression: Relief that it's not terrible. I don't think I'll rush to watch it again anytime soon. Rather like Dune I think I'll catch it on a wet Saturday afternoon in three years time and think, "Oh I quite liked that".

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