Blade Runner 2049 narratively and thematically leapfrogs over it's predecessor. Where the '82 original laid the groundwork for the neon drenched, metropolitan dystopia that's influenced sci-fi across media and the last 3 plus decades, It's always been, to one degree or another, a film that frustrates almost as much a it excites...too many cuts to really peg down, it has been a film I've revisited often over the years, with an ever evolving opinion on it. It blew my mind…
Charming and sweet, never saccharine...an Irish teen inspired by the new wave movement circa mid-80's starts a band to impress a girl, then they have to learn to play!
Movies like this are hard to pull off, inevitably the music needs to feel authentic to the time, but not polished...these kids are just learning. The film succeeds and gives a really wonderful glimpse of the creative process making music. Seriously, you want to cheer these kids on and pump your fist in the air!
This is easily a favorite of 2016!