Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a perfect example of why I love films.

This movie is beautiful in every aspect. The cinematography, the soundtrack, the visuals, the performances. Blade Runner 2049 is more than just a film, it is art perfected.

I liked the original Blade Runner, but I had some issues with it. The characters weren’t multidimensional, and the story was lackluster. Some of the performances were questionable.

Blade Runner 2049 improves upon not only the amazing parts of the original, but fills in the gaps where it was lacking.

Whether it be a better script or the experience of age, I also felt that Harrison Ford’s performance in this film was far superior to that of the original Blade Runner.

K (Ryan Gosling) is a complex and interesting character. By revealing K to be a Replicant immediately, the film is able to explore the deeper nuances of what it truly means to be human. K’s relationship with Joi (Ana de Armas) is heartfelt and meaningful. I’ve seldom experienced such devastation in a film as I did the moment when Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) crushed Joi out of existence.

I could continue to gush eloquently about how amazing the world-building is and how immersive the soundtrack is, and how so much of this film’s beauty lies below the surface… but it would become repetitious.

Suffice to say that if you haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049 yet, stop what you’re doing and watch it.

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