Boring, predictable and very surface level.
I have been waiting a few days for my impressions of Blade Runner 2049 to settle. This is the sequel to the film I am not the biggest fan of, helmed by my favourite director working today. This was also one of those films that, despite revealing some components of the film, I was going in somewhat blind- saying don't let the trailers fool you, Harrison Ford isn't in it until the last hour of the film.
From the opening…
A movie with a clear message, but does so in such a pretentious way it is unbelievable. This film has a very cheap and student vibe to it. It is trying to be outrageous just to stand out, but for me, it just didn't land. It was funny in moments, but there was an awful lot of jokes that either didn't work or went on way too long, until they became a little awkward. It was oddly paced, overstuffed yet…