Blade Runner 2049 ★★★★★


I don't know where to start with this one. Blade Runner 2049 has already been praised so much and I worry that it's going to be yet another case where a critically acclaimed film gets overhyped for many people. All I know for certain is that for myself, this is everything I could want out of a sequel to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all-time. Denis Villeneuve takes the themes of the original and expands upon them, taking them in exciting new directions. The entire cast is in top form, the cinematography by Roger Deakins is so gorgeous that it will be a crime if he doesn't finally win an Oscar, and the 163 minute runtime feels completely earned.