Every single one of the four stars I'm giving this film is strictly for the visual design. It's gorgeous. Give it all the technical awards. Seriously, one of the most beautiful films you'll ever see. Next-level sci-fi aesthetics.
But as an entertaining, satisfying standalone story? Yeesh.
One thing I can't wrap my head around is how everyone gives out about the original cut of Blade Runner using voiceover, when this one relies so heavily on recalled dialogue and callbacks. HEY REMEMBER THIS THING WE FLAGGED AS BEING IMPORTANT NOT TEN MINUTES AGO? THIS IS WHY IT'S IMPORTANT.
It's not pure dogshit, but it's pretty close.