Blade Runner 2049

Summary:


Rating: R


Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Yes.


Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Possibly.


Language: A handful of f-bombs scattered around.


Sex/Romance: We get bare breasts on women and statues, a brothel with very obvious sexual moaning and suggestive body movements seen/heard through the frosted glass windows, and the lead up to a sex scene but no actual sex scene. There is some romance as well.


Violence/Gore: Not too much, actually.


Music: So much more fitted to the world and actions in this movie than the original. Did a great job of setting the tone.


Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : Just for a little bit.


Was there a food pairing? : Honey garlic chicken which tasted surprisingly similar to cranberry chicken...


Thoughts: If you read my review of the original movie (here) then you know that I didn't like it at all. This movie did much better, but it is meant to follow the "history" of the first movie. You would probably be able to watch this movie on its own, but if you want to be a little better informed you might just find a recap of the original movie somewhere and read it first before you watch this one. You could also check out this article that gives you a pretty good run-down of everything here.


Some points:

  • The characters were compelling. People had histories and depths and nuances and real emotions.

  • I actually felt the point of the plot with this one.

  • Great music.

  • The visuals were amazing.

  • While there was downtime in between things, it actually had a purpose in this movie.

  • I absolutely need K's jacket.

  • Gosling was beautiful, as usual.

  • There was a scene where there was a kind of double person effect and it started to make me really sick/headache-y.

  • The ending felt a bit abrupt and off-focus plot-wise. (As in they ended with someone other than the protagonist and it just felt a bit weird.)

  • Loved the questions/moral quandaries this movie brought up.

  • The main thing I take issue with <<<<<<<<<<MAJOR SPOILER>>>>>>>>>> is the whole point of the story is based on Deckard and Rachael's relationship. They loved each other and had a baby together. But their relationship in the original movie did not seem to be one of real love, and instead seemed to be forced and rape-y. Definitely felt like they tried to just ignore that and pretend it was good all along.<<<<<<<<<<END SPOILER>>>>>>>>>>

  • Actually had a clear antagonist in this movie, and they felt/were dangerous and menacing.

  • Every character was there for a reason this time.


Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Yeh.


In the End: 3 out of 5 stars (but if you give me K's jacket I'll give you another star).

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