Second time seeing “The Raid”. First time seeing it after having seen the sequel. I’ve gotta say, considering how crazy ramped up the sequel is, it takes some of the punch (or elbow, or knee) out of the original. Still unique and fun though.
I really appreciate the original "Blade Runner", but the pacing honestly bored me to death. "Blade Runner 2049" is no less slowly paced, but it's so incredibly beautiful and immersive, I never became exasperated with the pace. The story, the cast, the cinematography, the music, the design, etc, etc... are all breathtaking. This is a phenomenal modern sci-fi film.