As good as they said
Gorgeous but ultimately hollow. If only the movie were as engaging as the production design.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 is a terrific world expansion that is a lavishly realized love letter to the original. Unfortunately, it's also a bit of a cold slog. I was into it at the beginning, but about halfway through I checked out. It's hard to get too involved with dour characters who are so emotionally distant and don't seem to want to change. There's been a…
Don't think about it too much.
A simple setup allows for exciting thrills but never manages to transcend genre. The complicated morals distance the audience from full connection with the main character until late into Act II. That said, Act III is pretty exciting.
I wasn't as engrossing as GREEN ROOM or as inventive and confident as IT FOLLOWS, but it achieved what it set out to do.
I wasn't as wrapped up in it as the folks next to…