Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER

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Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER

Blade Runner, Movie ReviewStar Rating (out of 5): *****

Blade Runner 2049 is the long anticipated sequel/reboot to the classic. When I first heard about it, I thought this was just another member of the reboot/sequel/spin-off club that has been infesting the movie screens. Hence my question was, is this movie really necessary?

THE GOOD

Blade Runner 2049 is an awesome visual experience. A mix of beautiful cinematography and highly imaginative design bring life to an intriguing plot which takes its time to unfold.

The performances are strong, especially from Ryan Gosling. His emotional impact really adds to the audience’s suspense and wonderment. You go on a journey with his character which takes you off the typical path. Things get interesting not just with Gosling’s unusual arc. This is a refreshingly unpredictable movie.

Last but not least, the mysterious tone is perfect, similarly accommodating our perspective.

THE BAD

Blade Runner 2049 lasts nearly three hours. No matter how much quality you give me, I can’t hold out for that long. There were some things that didn’t need as much time to be developed, in my opinion. 

THE VERDICT

Blade Runner 2049 luckily does not join the “unoriginal rehash club”. It may not be completely original, but Denis Villeneuve’s direction gives us a captivating experience that will amaze you and leave you thinking.

Review by: SAM SILBER
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