too long..too boring
The plot winds around like a drunk frat boy and eventually just falls flat on it's face. What the heck was the point? The sound is dated and weird and it's about a 1.5 hours too long.
Extras don't work
Downloaded this tonight and loved the movie, but NONE of the extras work and so I can't see the preludes. When the distributors fix this, I'll gladly change my rating!
Great movie on it's own
So... No one really knows what to do with this movie. It's related by name to the 1980s cult classic starring Harrison Ford, who shows up in the updated movie in the last third, and it follows the same timeline. Comparing this movie to the original Blade Runner is like comparing Prometheus to Alien. There in the same genre, follow the same timeline, and have the same director, but director experience, effects, and the story writing has jumped by leaps and bounds. This movie is greatly, probably even more so if you didn't grow up on the original, and delves into what's currently possible in high-end effects, good acting, and a good story- on a high budget. I prefer this instantiation and continuation over the original.
By Joshua Wait
Beautiful and atmospheric movie, but boring to watch. At 2 hours and 44 minutes, it's about 45 minutes too long. While there were peices I enjoyed in this movie, it lacked many of the most engaging qualities of the first film.
Movie doesnt kick off until 1.5hrs in. I fell alseep twice
I liked it.
I thought it was enjoyable. The cinematography and score was amazing. The story was pretty good and the acting as well. Overall enjoyable.
It was ok
90+ Minutes of Nothing
This movie is truly about nothing. It felt like a kid trying to make his assignment longer by using double spacing. Every scene was drawn out to the max. I think the final 20 minute of the movie is parking the car as far away from the door as possible, walking to a set of stairs, say a few work then enter the building. More substance and less fluff would improve this movie a lot.
The best movie of 2017
There’s no real debate. This should have been nominated for Best Picture at the very least, even if it didn’t win. It would have been a strange choice, since its extremely intense and far too bizarre for Academy voters — I can accept that, but it deserved a nomination at least.
This movie is simply a masterclass in intelligent, subversive, forward-thinking filmmaking in every single way. The performances are absolutely air-right (google “within cells interlinked” and check the video out for a taste of the intensity of the film, and the acting mastery at work here, by Gosling especially), and the plot just thunders forward, immersing you in its reality. If you are not acquainted with the original Blade Runner, chances are you won’t have the necessary emotional and intellectual investment in 2049 to appreciate it, and it will feel like an overly long puzzle, so take note of that. The film is so well-made though, that even those who haven’t seen the (excellent, timeless) original will have no choice but to marvel at the sheer technical prowess of Villeneuve, cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Hans Zimmer. For those who do know and love the original Blade Runner, I can almost guarantee that you will walk away feeling fulfilled and wondering if the movie you just saw was in fact better than it’s predecessor (spoiler: it is).
Blade Runner 2049 was branded something of a commercial flop because it didn’t make money like a Marvel or Star Wars property. Well, frankly this isn’t a Marvel or Star Wars film, and it’s not for Marvel or Star Wars audiences. If you’re expecting laughs and explosions and a predictable plot with a predictably happy ending, then change your expectations. Blade Runner 2049 is not The Force Awakens. It is more closely related to other modern cinematic epics, like Gladiator, The Dark Knight, No Country for Old Men and There Will be Blood. It burns slowly, yet somehow moved at a deceptively furious pace. It is a thoughtful, majestic, inimitable achievement of filmmaking. It’s an experience. Do yourself a favor and *have* this experience, and maybe in time this movie will get the credit it deserves. It is light years ahead of its time.
A perfect movie
I enjoyed Blade Runner 2049 immensely. After a second viewing, I believe it is perfection. The acting is superb, the script is fascinating, the score is great and the cinematography is as good as it gets. You could take any still shot from any scene and it would be great for framing and hanging on your living room wall. There are so many subltle beautiful details in the film. Watch the way the dog walks at the end of the Las Vegas scene- replicant or real? I choose replicant but either way it is mesmerizing! Earlier, the scenes with Joi are phenomenal! The way the light and rain interacts with her image is captivating- she's a work of fine art- "film wonder" as you've never seen before. The movie is definitely long...I just wish it were longer!