Super late with this one, but as you know, Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the original Blade Runner where we find Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling, who is set out to "retire" (a nice word for kill) old model replicants. Saying any more of the plot would be spoilers so I'll just leave it at that. I'll continue by saying that Blade Runner 2049 is absolutely jaw dropping in terms of technicality. The cinematography from Roger Deakins is beautiful and should earn him his first Oscar win. The sound design, the score, the special effects, the use of lighting; It's almost unheard of for every single one of these aspects to just completely soar through the roof and be absolutely stunningly perfect, but in Blade Runner 2049, it all is. I could also continue to say that the film is filled with excellent performances from Gosling and Harrison Ford in particular with other stand out characters played very well by Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto. But, for me, the film wasn't all successful. Narratively, the film dragged as the story just didn't feel as compelling as it needed to be for an almost 3 hour film, and the pacing didn't help either. The film also asks some big questions about what it means to be a human being but it's nothing that hasn't been done before in more compelling sci-fi pictures. Director, Denis Villeneuve, has quickly become one of my favorite directors too with just last year releasing another heavy sci-fi film, Arrival, that ended up soon becoming one of my favorite films I've ever seen, so you can only imagine my anticipation for Blade Runner 2049. Maybe I need to give it a couple more watches? Maybe I'm just missing something? But I was disappointed as a whole with the film. I'm sure I'll definitely see it again soon, but I stand with my word that Blade Runner 2049 is not as good as everyone is saying it is. Man, is it a fucking beautifully shot and masterfully looking/sounding film, but I ended up leaving the theatre
Viewing spoiler...... you will need a lot of patience with this baby! Incredibly slow at times and to be fair it is a very slow burn. The Fx and the ending make it all worthwhile. The music is incredibly atmospheric and at times darkly menacing. Worth a look for the patient viewer. #bladerunner2049#ryangosling#harrisonford
Christina Rene Hendricks (born May 3, 1975) is an American actress and model. . She is best known for her role as the bold and sassy queen bee Joan Holloway on the modern classic TV drama series Mad Men (2007 - 2015).. . ..And she received six Emmy nominations for her first-rate performances (incredibly, she never won). . Hendricks is a favourite of Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn, who cast her in his critically acclaimed crime thriller Drive (2011) and in his psychological horror The Neon Demon (2016). . Her other film roles include La Cucina (2007), Detachment (2011), Ginger & Rosa (2012), God's Pocket (2014) and Dark Places (2015). . She starred in Lost River (2014), a fantasy-neo-noir written and directed by Ryan Gosling, in his directorial debut. . Hendricks currently appears as Celine/"Chair" in the sitcom Another Period, and as Trudy in the TV drama series Hap and Leonard. . In 2017, she will star opposite Max Irons, Gillian Anderson and Glenn Close in Agatha Christie's Crooked House. . And she will share the screen with Sienna Miller and Aaron Paul in Jake Scott’s drama The Burning Woman (2018).