My two stars thank the visual elements of a sad and fuzzy future where only the artificial intelligence recalls a past humanity. Meaningless elements (unrooted flowers, bees in town ...) are injected into a story more than predictable, as to make it obvious that it was necessary to fill the siderale emptiness of the scenario. The result is a film with sequences that are as broad as possible without no depth at all.
Dennis Villeneuve prova a resuscitare il futuro distopico di Philip K. Dick. Premesso che in pochi ne sentivano il bisogno, il risultato è un mezzo pasticcio formalmente ineccepibile - come da copione per il regista canadese - ma terribilmente didascalico e inutilmente prolisso. Cinema senz'anima che finge (o peggio, crede) di averne. E per una volta il pubblico ha finalmente risposto a dovere.
VILLENEUVE reuses 2 stars of the original BLADE RUNNER (H. FORD, Edward James OLMOS) for this interesting sequel. 4 great scenes, but too many lengths (4x40 min would have been a better option than 160 minutes!) == VILLENEUVE réutilise 2 stars de l'original (Harrison FORD, E.-J. OLMOS Miami Vice) pour cette suite intéressante. 4 belles scènes, trop de longueurs (4x40 min aurait été un meilleur choix que 160 minutes!)
Watched the same day I rewatched the first movie (which I did not like anymore). This movie strikes me as superior to the first one in a number of ways, including the cinematography and the questions it is pursuing. I'm not sure it gets anywhere that the anime Ghost in the Shell movies (just for one example) didn't already explore, but it was still thought-provoking at times. The plot is a bit undercooked but fine.
See, discussions on Villeneuve's middling-ism aside (still here), 2049 is great to dive into and feel. The fight with Harrison Ford is one of the greatest scenes of the year,I can't ignore that. The punches loud as thunder, the fact that the Elvis hologram is broken(!!),subverting the easy cool retrofuturism route they could have went-like a friend said: it has a deathly quality to it. As a moodpiece, love it.
Just because you order the CGI shots doesn't mean you have to use them all. Jared Leto is pathetically bad. Talk about gratuitous violence against women--what's with stabbing the naked replicant in the womb? Far too long by 45 minutes. Too much time to stare at Gosling's jacket lapel, and for the boring melding sex scene, and for ugly brown CGI shots. The first film didn't have an ego. This film thinks it's God.
Charming to my eyes, musically not satisfying, compared to the first one. Emotionally hits me a little but feels like nothing. Because i couldn't help myself but compare, constantly and plotwise i didn't really get excited. Generally, i could say it's a good action sci-fi, with GREAT visuals, even though all of the Edward Munch vibe disappeared a little
This movie is a masterpiece. Coming 35 years after the original - that changed sci-fi - it's a roller coaster of emotions and has a masterful storyline. The best part was without a doubt the cinematography (by Roger Deakins) with a surreal and natural aesthetic.
All those holograms, skyscrapers, the futuristic decadence impressed me, gave me some of the original Blade Runner chills. But the story? So predictable that it loses all tension. You just wait for the obvious to happen,nor does this story of android dreaming about humanity add anything to the original. And perhaps reality has overhauled BR. With all we know about AI and robotics today, why create androids like this?