Blade Runner 2049 (3/3 Hats)

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Kelvin Says Hats Off:

Just saw “Blade Runner 2049: Joe Child Left Behind.” Conclusion: 8/10. One of my main criticisms of the first movie was that it didn’t have much emotional depth to it. All of the movie’s ethos was jammed into the final few sequences. Almost from the start, this movie establishes something different. The world building is certainly the biggest strength of these two movies and the visuals and sound are nothing short of mesmerizing here. What this film did right was broadening that world by giving us characters and a story that feel much more lived in and shaped by everywhere the film takes us. I wouldn’t say any of the notions the film probes are necessarily new – I think ideas around what it means to be human have long since been asked by other sci-fi movies since the original Blade Runner came out. Nevertheless, the characters here, Ryan Gosling’s especially, have arc and a feltness to them that for me gives the visuals depth beyond what I would say is their otherwise mere existence in the first movie. Even Harrison Ford’s character from that original film, Deckard, has some dimensionality and intrigue added to him that was absent previously. The only thing that bugged me was the fact that Jared Leto continues to find employment in Hollywood. He’s not in this much, mercifully, but any dose of him is far too much for my taste. #EveryKissBeginsWithK #LetItBee #JoiToTheWorld #JoshisAdventure #YouStayTrashySanDiego #BladesOfGlory #DoubleDeckard #NoLuvLost #JaredGTFO


Austinn Says Hats Off:

Just saw ‘Blade Runner 2049’: Reliant K. conclusion: 8/10 (hats off). Much better than the first movie. 2049 is stunning all the way around; the cinematography and score are spectacular, and the world of Blade Runner is much more explored in this film. Being almost 3 hours long, this film feels like an epic, but unfortunately the pacing is a bit slow. The first Blade Runner was so slow that it was boring, and while 2049 is never boring, I just wish that with such a long run time we would get to see more things happen. The story line is good, but there are some scenes that feel clunky or unnecessary, and the ending leaves a little too much unanswered. It’s a beautiful film with good acting and a mostly solid story, but I can’t help but feel disappointed. #enjoyCocaCola #whatchutalkinboutWallace #whatchildisthis #thereplicationgame #eyerobot #theJoiofdating #Luvwins #soaringoverCalifornia


Adam Says Hats Off:

Saw Blade Runner 2049: Ryan Gosling Gets His Ass Kicked For 3 Hours

Rating as follows:
Total: 8.8/10 (Hats Off)
Cinematography (1.7): 1.6

Overall Acting (1.6): 1.5

Story Telling (1.5): 1.3

Cohesion of Story (1.2): 0.8

Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 1.1

Best Category – Score/Sound (1.0): 1.0

Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.9

Character Dev (0.5): 0.3

Overall Message (0.4): 0.3

This is the best movie I’ve seen all year. Yeah I said it. Where to begin? Absolutely beautifully shot and executed film. The visuals were so intriguing, even the ugly places looked amazing. Then the music…..oh man. The soundtrack is instantly in my “video editing music” mix, I want to see this again so I can hear the music in context again. Amazing. This was a huge step forward from the original movie. It had the traditional noir slow pace, but it wasn’t at all boring and kept you engaged the entire time. I’d say people can see this movie without seeing the original and still mostly get it, but you’ll be missing out on some connections. My only real knock is leaving several situations unresolved that I wanted to see develop. Ex: Jared Leto’s character, whats going on with him? Also some of the revolution ideas. Perhaps they’re building towards another movie? I hope so, cuz I’ll be jacked!

I’ll leave you with a fire take: it’s time we let Harrison Ford retire, his best days are long gone. The grouchy old man character is getting old, literally and figurativly. #Boom

#RunnerAndGun #JoeMama #QuiteMyTempo #AFewTooManyNipples

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