Blade Runner 2049 [2017]

‘Blade Runner 2049’ was directed by Denis Villeneuve and is part of the Blade Runner film series. It tells the story of ‘K’, a young blade runner, who uncovers a long-buried secret which leads him to track down an ex-blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

This film definitely deserves an award for best cinematograph/production design, because the visuals are so impressive and spectacular. The color palette is so beautiful, I love how the director chose to switch from cold toned to warm toned from one scene to another [blue vs orange, like in the poster]. I love how they played with the lights and shadows, using for example water, it makes the visuals more intriguing and aesthetically satisfying. On top of that, this movie does a great job at highlighting the location; the destroyed cities, the gigantesque monuments, the advanced technology and so forth.

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The sound design is the second thing that I loved in this film: the soundtrack suits very much with the context [futuristic/apocalypse], it’s very disturbing but not in a bad way and it enhances the emotions of each scenes. Furthermore, the silent moments and use of only diegetic sounds are on point: these silent scenes [no dialogues and no background music] are very well done, they make the scenes even more dramatic and intense and don’t feel awkward whatsoever.

Concerning the story, the plot moves very very slowly and is light on dialogues. It is well-constructed and takes its time to unleash informations about a character and events. I love the fact that the story is not based on dialogues, it is more based on actions, hence, if the character doesn’t need to talk, he does not. I think this decision makes the film more intriguing and even slower.

The fighting scenes are not numerous [thank god!] and are very well done. They are not superficial or over-done and they are not accompanied by a dramatic background music [which makes it more realistic, in my opinion]. In general, I like how those scenes were executed.

Concerning the acting, it is very believable and genuine, the actors relied a lot on their facial expressions and movements to express their intentions/feelings and in my opinion, this is called acting!

In conclusion, this film is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is definitely a must-watch and is worthy of an oscar. If you don’t mind that the film is 3 hours, go watch it, NOW!

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39 Comments

  1. Coyote from Orion
    October 15, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Went to see it on Friday and had to wait 4 hours so we saw Kingsman 2 which was possibly one of the most cringeworthy films I have ever paid to see

    • October 15, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Hahahahahhaha i liked kingsman tho! It’s fun!

      • Coyote from Orion
        October 15, 2017 / 8:57 am

        Maybe a generational gap. I found them trying a bit hard in some of it. Might have been the acting. I always like Elton John though. I have actually shaken his hand on 2 occasions. I remember other men by their handshake. His is one of the most remarkable ever.

          • Coyote from Orion
            October 15, 2017 / 9:47 am

            Watched another shocker before on DVD…. Pride and Glory. Absolute garbage. Only noteworthy factor was I found myself amazed at how good looking Collin Farrell is. No need to go any deeper than that though it could almost have been preferable to watching a crap film where they are whispering in each scene. Surely the packaging should say film is about corrupt cops so turn your TV volume up

          • October 15, 2017 / 10:02 am

            Mmm well never watched that film!

          • Coyote from Orion
            October 15, 2017 / 10:10 am

            Don’t. Implausible story from the outset. Thor: Ragnarok is out next week

          • October 15, 2017 / 4:58 pm

            Yessss so excited but idk what to expect!

  2. October 15, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I’ll be seeing it soon and hoping it’s as good as the original.

    • October 15, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Shame on me, i havent watched the original, so i cant tell you!

      • October 15, 2017 / 8:46 am

        I haven’t watched the original either but I really wanna see this one because I’ve loved the other movies this director has done so far.

  3. October 15, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Great review lovely! I’ve been hearing such great things about Blade Runner and the visuals it has going on xx

  4. October 15, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I love all of your film reviews! Will definitely be giving this a watch, it looks incredible just from the photos – anything that has a good colour palette and believable acting receives a yes from me ;D xox

    • October 15, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Hahaha thank you very much. I am glad you enjoy reading them and yes, go watch it!!

  5. October 15, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    I saw this movie last week and absolutely loved it as well. Each set and scene was fantastic to look at and I enjoy the visual story-telling type movies a lot. Soundtrack totally added the right tone and feeling as well for the futuristic setting.

    I also really enjoyed the story-line, had me invested in the characters the entire time. Probably my favorite movie of the year so far. Thanks for the review!

    • October 15, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Totally agree, this film is just very well done!! Thanks for reading 😊

  6. Coyote from Orion
    October 15, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    The original is probably one of the best films ever made. Big call I know. Not hard to defend though. Film noir as story and narrative onto the medium of film… Bladerunner was an almost perfect use of the medium IMHO

      • Coyote from Orion
        October 16, 2017 / 6:18 am

        Apparently the Bladerunner universe is linked to the stories of Alien and Aliens.

          • Coyote from Orion
            October 16, 2017 / 6:33 am

            I think the Bard said it recently. The Scientist gave me a data stick with all the Aliens films.
            Good luck for the new moon in a few days. 26° Libra.

  7. October 16, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Very cool review! I watched it last night and I am still in awe. I feel like I’m in a dream-like state just recalling the visuals. The film itself felt very dreamlike (Gosling’s carefully measured pace, the gorgeous cinematography, the architectural set design). Definitely not for action junkies, but for patient viewers it’s an enormously rewarding experience.

    • October 17, 2017 / 5:37 am

      Totally agree, this film is for patient viewers!! Thanks for passing by xx

  8. October 22, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Totally agree with your review. It was a terrific movie, and I did not mind the slow pace at all. It might have been just a tad bit too long, but other than that, this film was perfect in every way. This is one I just have to see a second time in the cinema 😀 Great review, and you have a cool blog going here 😀

    • October 22, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Agreed totally! Thank you very much ☺️❤️

  9. October 24, 2017 / 2:16 am

    LOVED your review, so detailed and well thought out. It definitely puts my knowledge of cinema to shame. I wasn’t a fan of the music from a listening to the soundtrack standpoint, but it fit the film so well! I also loved the silent scenes you mentioned, it’s so rare that a film gets those right these days. Awesome, awesome, awesome review!!!!

    • October 24, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Awww thank you very much!! I really appreciate it xx

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