That was a quick shower, George.
This movie gets so many things right: the dialogs, the characters, the silence. It shows that without any artifice you can create cinema, it shows that with just a good script and a perfect cast, the sky is the limit. A minimalist film for sure, anchored in a rich and simple reality.
More perfect than the first movie. More beautiful than the first movie.
The plot, the direction, seemed stronger than the first movie. Prettier, stronger, more perfect. Almost flawless.
But also, less emotional, less humane; "colder" than the first movie.
I think Blade Runner 2049 is a replicant of the first movie: much better in a lot of ways, but not the original feeling.
It would have been a complete home run for me if it did not try so much…
More of a "video comic book" than a "movie adaptation of a comic book" — I don't know if it is a good thing or not; either way, I really enjoyed the movie. Maybe my favorite Batman on screen (I know TDK movie is brilliant, but here the design and character are so close to the Batman I love in comic books). It is still a Snyder movie, with its flaws, but the opening scene alone is really well made,…