Blade Runner 2049 (IMDB
In short, superb.
Full review: (Beware,
There is so much
symbology and meaning in this film that it should stand out as a
masterpiece of theology as much as anything else.
About the film.
Visually stunning with
some effects that will have you questioning what you are seeing, but in a
good way. (Look for the four hands one body!) The story is both different
and the same as the first Blade Runner. Beautifully shot, well-crafted and
superbly acted, and whilst not as under stated as the original, a film in
its own right. One that will stand on its own, and I think will stand the
test of time, much as the original did/does.
There is a “twist”
which is shown fairly early on, which might make the viewers feel cheated
as they think they have figured something before it should have been
shown. But this is a clever plot/ploy point which helps show the main
protagonists character development, IMHO. I won’t give too much away as
to say all it not as you might think it is.
Some people have
complained that they feel this film is dragged out. I beg to differ. I
feel that it adds a depth which is only fully explained in the final
scenes which are incredibly reminiscent of that of Rutger
Hauer’s “tears in the rain” epiphany moment.
Buried at the foot of
a dead Yggdrasil are the bones of Eve, (or in this case Rachel) who gave
birth to a whole new generation. Mankind has merged with his creation. Or
in other words, the gods have lain with their creation and created a
As “K” (Ryan
Gosling) battles with his existential angst; does something which was not
born have a soul? He learns, grows and becomes more than what was made.
And like Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) comes to realise that all life is
precious and ultimately temporary. Life should be celebrated.
Probably the film of
the year for me.
One question though:
Why is it always bloody raining?